Meanwhile, Robin Olsen will return to Roma after his season-long loan at Goodison Park came to an end, although the Liverpool Echo report that the Swede is hopeful of securing a permanent deal with the Toffees.
King failed to make a start for the Blues after signing from Bournemouth during the winter transfer window but made 10 appearances off the bench.
Walcott ended his three-year stint at Goodison Park last month by signing a contract with Southampton, the club where he began his career and spent 2020-21 on loan.
Bolasie and Besic have had loan spells of their own over the past few years having long been surplus to requirements.
At U23 level, Josh Bowler and Bobby Carroll have joined the list of players whose departures had already been revealed but Nathan Broadhead, Ryan Astley and Joe Anderson have all been offered new terms and the club has taken the option to extend Kyle John's deal for another year.
In the U18s group, Daniel Lowey, Jack McIntyre and Dylan Thompson have been released but Liam Higgins extends his scholarship for another 12 months.
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1 Posted 04/06/2021 at 12:04:06
2 Posted 04/06/2021 at 12:17:07
3 Posted 04/06/2021 at 13:03:18
4 Posted 04/06/2021 at 13:43:29
I guess Bolasie is on too much and King didnt want to stay - and why would he? Hardly having a sniff in a team crying out for his sort of pace and movement up top.
Who makes these decisions?
5 Posted 04/06/2021 at 14:25:09
6 Posted 04/06/2021 at 14:29:11
7 Posted 04/06/2021 at 15:10:39
8 Posted 04/06/2021 at 15:11:35
9 Posted 04/06/2021 at 15:18:10
10 Posted 04/06/2021 at 15:18:58
11 Posted 04/06/2021 at 15:20:45
12 Posted 04/06/2021 at 15:27:40
13 Posted 04/06/2021 at 15:34:45
I think we can possibly add Sandro Ramirez to that list, he was on 65 000 per week until June 30th 2021 . Id be surprised if FC Huesca was paying all that.
14 Posted 04/06/2021 at 15:37:12
We'd be lucky to give Delph away. One of the worst ever appointments on every level. Shocking why we ever looked at him
Bernard, nice chap, give him away
Iwobi ? if you can find someone looking for a headless chicken then he's your man
Holgate ? a massive kick up the proverbial and if he sulks, give him away too
15 Posted 04/06/2021 at 15:40:12
16 Posted 04/06/2021 at 15:56:22
17 Posted 04/06/2021 at 16:02:54
It was always a foolish notion. Many will kick again now the specter of football in a straight jacket has been removed.
We obviously need to bring in quality, Hopefully better than the likes of Allan, but I am convinced these players will improve at least three places under a manager who is interested in playing the game.
I will be surprised if James is here next season
21 Posted 04/06/2021 at 16:18:17
Bolasie was on £75K. Per Spotrac. Still too much but not as bad as portrayed.
Phil #4, if you saw anything from King that indicated he deserved to be playing more, you're a keener observer than I am. He showed me nothing.
22 Posted 04/06/2021 at 16:29:33
23 Posted 04/06/2021 at 16:32:12
It was reported from Walcott that he was on 150k a week and took a 50% pay cut to 75k a week to be able to go to Southampton.
Whichever figure is true it is a really bad indictment on the way the club has been run. Money does not buy you success good management does
24 Posted 04/06/2021 at 16:32:40
He's a very, very good player that's lost his way a bit. With the right manager he'll come good again.
25 Posted 04/06/2021 at 16:35:14
However I was sceptical regarding Gana Gueye as I felt he was far too wasteful in possession but I was in a minority there as well.
26 Posted 04/06/2021 at 16:40:06
27 Posted 04/06/2021 at 16:46:45
I see Rich staying just because I don't think anyone has the kind of money that Everton would demand were he to leave. James is already talking of retiring. I wouldn't be surprised if he like Carlo has some kind of clause allowing him to disappear on a free if "certain clubs" come calling.
I haven't seen anyone say "half the squad" will be gone although I think most of us aspire to that dream. The toughest to sell will be the big wage earners on long contracts e.g. Gomes and Iwobi. We might get lucky and find someone to take Bernard or Delph on a free despite their massive wages.
On the goalie front, maybe Brands feels Viriginia is ready to compete for number 1? The thing about Romero is he is on big wages, also with a world cup on the horizon will he want to be a number 2?
28 Posted 04/06/2021 at 17:01:08
Koeman & Walsh nearly finished us financially and the bad new is Mosh was agreeing on paying for it all (and still is).
29 Posted 04/06/2021 at 17:05:12
30 Posted 04/06/2021 at 17:15:28
Finishing 8th eventually got Moshiri more than he was expecting.
Chris Corn you were right about Gueye his passing was dreadful but his intensity was fantastic.
This is good news about King and the others we just need the likes of Delph, Bernard and Iwobi off the books now because their wages can go towards actual productivity.
31 Posted 04/06/2021 at 17:35:14
32 Posted 04/06/2021 at 17:43:29
We probably havent got a massive transfer budget this summer. The new manager (or Brands?) is going to have to work some magic to balance out this squad now and replace some of our outgoing players.
We probably need to bring in 5/6 players, either that or we will go into next season with a weak squad. This is obviously why Ancelotti bailed out on us. It is going to be a summer of fighting fires and patching up our squad. Unless the club can conjure up some magic, I dont fancy a top half finish next season.
33 Posted 04/06/2021 at 17:50:21
34 Posted 04/06/2021 at 17:56:57
35 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:00:29
36 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:02:33
I have never known anyone with so many predictions that don't happen. He was famous on Twitter for it when I was on that shitesite
37 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:12:05
Sticking your neck out there Darren given there was three points difference between 10th and 7th
38 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:13:34
39 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:30:57
Would have liked to have seen King stay on for a year simply because we don't have cover for DCL unless they have something else in mind like a new Moise Kean ???? or a new signing.
I agree that neither Kean or Tosun have really fitted the bill and aren't likely to. The same can be said for Delph and Bernard. Arguably there could be a few others but we shall see what a new gaffer will make of them during the close season.
40 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:32:19
You just do what you feel and read along if you want. I put my "offerings" above on team affairs with no predictions or in the know bollocks.
People around all clubs get stories second and third hand and think its gospel.
Let me tell you 100%, years back Gerrards brother and cousins who I played football with told me Steven had shared with them that Lampard and Ferdinand were done deals to Liverpool when they left West Ham.
I learnt my lesson then. These lads are closer to Gerrard than anyone and they still all got fed nonsense.
41 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:33:04
I dont think Ive ever seen a post from Darren Hind which wasnt met with a trite question or response from this poster, which never fails to miss the point.
42 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:35:38
Stop reading them?
43 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:38:53
To think we still have so much more deadwood to remove!
44 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:39:47
45 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:46:12
So then who do you think should be our next under 23 manager?
46 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:50:20
47 Posted 04/06/2021 at 18:58:28
I even know what he'll say
48 Posted 04/06/2021 at 19:01:18
Mainly because of nonsense like that. Twitter and Articles doesn't really add up and you come up with I can't relay the offerings back to you.
Why would I when I clearly said he was famous for predictions that didn't come true on a site I no longer own a profile for.
Do your homework and believe me someone will tell you the man was famous on twitter for his offerings that I now can't take seriously for that reason.
49 Posted 04/06/2021 at 19:04:38
Its a start.
50 Posted 04/06/2021 at 19:07:58
Disclaimer: I don't use twitter and am reluctant to engage that as serious discourse. I much prefer a written article or some other long form writing. That is my hangup.
51 Posted 04/06/2021 at 19:26:38
52 Posted 04/06/2021 at 19:30:11
53 Posted 04/06/2021 at 19:35:16
In fairness, making predictions or leaking "news" even if you are "in the know" is treacherous business. I recall Muller being at Goodison for his unveiling, and yet he never joined the club. Or there was Manny Fernandes who signed, then snuck out of it.
Personally, I believe nothing until every T has been crossed and I has been dotted. But I enjoy reading rumors, some based on what seemed to be accurate at the time, others based on mischief and fancy.
54 Posted 04/06/2021 at 19:36:01
55 Posted 04/06/2021 at 19:38:26
56 Posted 04/06/2021 at 19:50:55
57 Posted 04/06/2021 at 19:54:56
58 Posted 04/06/2021 at 20:11:22
Yes, yes, yes!!
59 Posted 04/06/2021 at 20:27:43
60 Posted 04/06/2021 at 22:17:31
61 Posted 05/06/2021 at 07:23:03
More of this squad could possibly be moved on before the season start out of Kenny, Mina, Holgate, Delph, Gomes, Bernard, Tosun and Iwobi. Plus Richy, Allan and James might want to go on their own accord.
I seriously doubt that just three to four signings will be enough.
62 Posted 05/06/2021 at 07:34:03
He showed a lot of promise.
He should have been offered another year to prove himself
63 Posted 05/06/2021 at 07:58:54
64 Posted 05/06/2021 at 08:02:03
I can see him and Digne combining on the left.
65 Posted 05/06/2021 at 11:35:30
Why oh why, he wasn't brought on in games in which it didn't look like Richie or DCL would score, to freshen things up is beyond me, and I would imagine most of us. Okay he was no World Beater but he did have decent pace and scored when he first came on in an Everton shirt, only to have it disallowed for offside. Then that was pretty much it for him.
Think it would have been worth keeping him for another year, at £35/40K he was lower down the Weekly Financial Drain than some of the others. Besides, how can they make such an early decision with no Manager in place ? The new man (?) might have wanted him in his squad!
Barry @ 57, I think Colin Glassar has bought all the Iwobi's, being his number one fan. :-)
66 Posted 05/06/2021 at 11:48:47
67 Posted 05/06/2021 at 15:40:39
68 Posted 05/06/2021 at 18:05:37
Scott Dann, Nathaniel Clyne, James McCarthy (obvs), Mamadou Sakho, Andros Townsend, Patrick Van Aanholt, Joel Ward and Wayne Hennessey.
I know injuries have ravaged some of them but I'd take Townsend and Van Aanholt for nowt.
69 Posted 05/06/2021 at 18:09:25
70 Posted 05/06/2021 at 18:17:37
71 Posted 05/06/2021 at 18:34:28
In a word mate, no!
72 Posted 05/06/2021 at 18:35:51
Bill Shankly taking over at Liverpool
Tommy Docherty reinventing Utd in the old second division
Both clubs never looked back - keep an eye on Palace
73 Posted 05/06/2021 at 18:40:09
No manager and lost half the side and most of the reserves, no mate, theyre going down.
74 Posted 05/06/2021 at 20:58:35
75 Posted 05/06/2021 at 21:14:05
76 Posted 05/06/2021 at 21:45:33
77 Posted 05/06/2021 at 21:55:18
78 Posted 05/06/2021 at 22:12:48
79 Posted 05/06/2021 at 23:27:57
80 Posted 05/06/2021 at 23:46:47
We initially should have signed him for a year and a half and I agree he should have started a few games and I'm at a loss about the whole strange transfer that benefited everyone apart from Everton.
If Brands doesn't improve the first team with some top class players then we need a manager who can get the most out of the current players. (Not a positive thought!)
Brands, go get some players signed ASAP!
81 Posted 06/06/2021 at 00:15:01
82 Posted 06/06/2021 at 00:36:13
I'm sorry, but we could do a lot worse like Southgate, oh God no.
83 Posted 06/06/2021 at 11:54:20
There are that many names being bandied about, I know a lot is mischievous journo space filling, and wild speculation, but surely something has to happen this next week, to prepare for the pre-season, and get some sort of game and team plan for the start of the season.
84 Posted 06/06/2021 at 12:00:49
Eliss Simms quoted, he has learned more at Blackpool than his time at Everton. What the fuck is going on?
85 Posted 06/06/2021 at 12:30:37
Sadly, that was off the laughing man at the fairground! :-)
86 Posted 06/06/2021 at 12:36:50
Ellis Simms learnt more at Blackpool because he was playing first team football alongside 'Men'
That was part of what he said. Not a slur on Everton's set up, just that the loan was doing him good being pitted against experienced players in a first team environment, something he couldn't get at Goodison.
87 Posted 06/06/2021 at 17:12:00
You got that wrong, he was merely saying that playing week in week out with big experienced defenders that he learnt a lot. There is a massive gap between U23 football and proper league football
88 Posted 07/06/2021 at 01:30:10
89 Posted 07/06/2021 at 03:30:34
The Blackpool manager, for our peculiar neighbours eventually, after six years doing a Jeffers/Ebbrell job for them, held the same role as Unsworth before seeking and winning the Blackpool managers job.
He's seven years younger than Ferguson, and five younger than Unsworth. In addition his coaching qualifications were reportedly in the top twenty in the world when he qualified, according to UEFA.
In further addition his "career" as a player is ludicrously paltry - in fact it's close to non-existent.
Still, at least the bloke has had the balls to test himself as a manager eh? Unlike the Bill Brigade endlessly employed at Cold Comfort (for us fans) Finch Farm.
90 Posted 07/06/2021 at 12:40:54
91 Posted 07/06/2021 at 19:55:46
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