Santiago Arias has emerged as the latest target for Marcel Brands and Carlo Ancelotti who have reportedly identified him as the player needed to strengthen at right back.
Brands signed the Colombian for PSV Eindhoven back in July 2013 and he spent five years with the Dutch club before moving to Atletico Madrid and his current valuation is around €12m.
Ancelotti has apparently recognised the need to sign a top-class player in Seamus Coleman's position as the Irish veteran and Everton captain approaches the end of his career.
Last season, Everton had Djibril Sidibé, on loan from Monaco, playing right back in just under half of the Premier League games, when fit but the club elected not to take up an option to sign the Frenchman on a permanent basis.
Everton's interest in Arias, said by Dominic King of the Mail to be at an "advanced stage", suggests that Jonjoe Kenny's further progress would once again be blocked, despite him returning from a successful season on loan at FC Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.
Kenny has been linked with a move away this summer, perhaps to another Premier League club, but King's report claims that the the young homegrown Evertonian could yet be part of Ancelotti's plans this season.
Original Source: Mail Onlne
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1 Posted 18/08/2020 at 13:09:44
2 Posted 18/08/2020 at 13:20:48
This would only make sense to me if Seamus is off somewhere. Personally I'd like Kenny to stay and fight it out with a new right-back.
3 Posted 18/08/2020 at 13:24:23
I can see Arias considered as a Digne-lite version on the right... maybe with a view to moving Seamus inside on occasions to play a 3-5-2 formation.
4 Posted 18/08/2020 at 13:45:08
I see Joe Hart's gone to Spurs. I think he'd have been a very good keeper to push Pickford.
Arsenal look to have all but signed Gabriel. Typical Arteta move to go after our main target. He was a great player for us but I lost all respect in how he instigated his move and then said he was finally home when he signed for Arsenal.
5 Posted 18/08/2020 at 14:09:27
Yes I dont know why so many laud Arteta as a great Evertonian. Couldnt take a corner, ran out on us, just another journeyman
6 Posted 18/08/2020 at 14:27:18
But I also feel this is lazy journalism as others have said. An available player who previously worked with Brands? That's convenient.
7 Posted 18/08/2020 at 14:41:56
8 Posted 18/08/2020 at 14:43:00
He is entitled to go after what he wants in the market. He was a great servant in the best Everton team in recent years.
He gave us the best years of his career also. He had the right to push for Champions League football after that injury – his window was very limited.
I agree on Hart though. I think he would have really helped Pickford. I heard he took a pay cut to go to Spurs from £50,000 a week. Whether he would have done that for Everton, I don't know. But his expertise would have really challenged Pickford, no doubt.
9 Posted 18/08/2020 at 14:48:21
If he's lost his place to a good attacking but defensively weak Trippier, is he that good?
10 Posted 18/08/2020 at 14:51:59
I think this whole deal smacks of there being suitors for JJK and we can replace him with someone like Arias for less.
11 Posted 18/08/2020 at 14:58:57
The problem is, I don't see us getting rid of Coleman, so Kenny would go out on loan again or be sold? With that in mind, we need to focus on other areas first; a fast-paced and a defensive midfielder and at left-back.
12 Posted 18/08/2020 at 15:07:59
13 Posted 18/08/2020 at 15:20:19
14 Posted 18/08/2020 at 15:23:42
They are both 30 in January, so I would hope they look after themselves and can stay fit enough and fast enough for the demanding Premier League. Will they add the energy and dynamism we need?
I'm not too sure how this fits in with our supposed buying younger players strategy. It adds a bit of ammunition to the retirement home reputation.
15 Posted 18/08/2020 at 15:29:33
Gary Speed got dog's abuse for years so my point is that people gloss over the circumstances of Arteta's departure.
A class player doesn't always equate to class character!
16 Posted 18/08/2020 at 15:35:46
17 Posted 18/08/2020 at 15:39:31
Arteta, Cahill, Fellaini, Gravesen, Osman, Pienaar, Carsley – any one of them would walk into this Everton team, even at the age they are now.
18 Posted 18/08/2020 at 15:43:27
As far as Hart to rival Pickford, think again. There's a reason Hart has slipped from view so why risk it?
19 Posted 18/08/2020 at 15:46:11
20 Posted 18/08/2020 at 15:49:18
21 Posted 18/08/2020 at 15:50:31
So Arteta can hardly be to blame for pushing a move away from a club who never signed players to improve and trod water, happy to be near the top 6.
22 Posted 18/08/2020 at 15:57:41
23 Posted 18/08/2020 at 16:00:18
Personally, I would prefer Max Aarons who is an upgrade on both Kenny and Coleman.
24 Posted 18/08/2020 at 16:06:17
Too much clutching at straws when trying to find fault with the way Everton do things. There are more than enough legitimate faults without complaining we didn't sign Joe Hart.
25 Posted 18/08/2020 at 16:07:33
Carl, if anything I would say they opposite and the grass isn't usually greener for people who wanted to leave. You forgot Fellaini, Jeffers, Moyes, Gosling, Barmby, Radzinski and a bunch of others who forced or refused contracts. The irony in Moyes's case is that he said the grass isn't always greener when players wanted to leave.
26 Posted 18/08/2020 at 16:10:09
27 Posted 18/08/2020 at 16:28:03
This fella is a 53-cap international who can get up and down the wing and will be a more than able replacement. Seamus has been a great servant but surely we should be looking to replace him?
28 Posted 18/08/2020 at 16:29:55
29 Posted 18/08/2020 at 16:30:27
30 Posted 18/08/2020 at 16:30:43
31 Posted 18/08/2020 at 16:33:51
You don't think Joe Hart would want to get one over Pickford, the man who took his place as the national keeper? That certainly gives him more motivation than any of the other Number 2s we've had at Everton over the years.
That's the problem we've had for many years at Everton. Mourinho obviously thinks he's a good enough to be a No 2 at Spurs.
32 Posted 18/08/2020 at 16:47:49
I can't see both coming so it's an either-or for me.
33 Posted 18/08/2020 at 16:48:04
Watford's 37-year-old former England keeper Ben Foster has become a summer transfer target for both Chelsea and Everton. (Sun on Sunday)
34 Posted 18/08/2020 at 17:27:15
35 Posted 18/08/2020 at 17:37:54
He's only 30 years old, which is a good age to sign a goalkeeper as he still plenty of years ahead of him. Seeing as Lössl is back at the club though, he will probably be the Number 2 to Pickford, and therefore a new keeper may not be seen as a priority.
36 Posted 18/08/2020 at 17:51:49
37 Posted 18/08/2020 at 17:56:22
Rob #38, agree, a backup keeper is not a priority. If we're gonna go for a keeper, it should be a starter, a top young keeper like Onana at Ajax. Which would of course entail selling Pickford.
Kieran #36, Yeboah was "ineffectual"? A goal for every two games? I'd take that level of ineffectual all day long.
38 Posted 18/08/2020 at 18:24:16
Is Joe Hart a keeper I want as a No 1?! No, he isn't. But as a No 2, and on a free transfer, he would have been a very good keeper to push Pickford.
I think there'd be strong competition between the national goalkeeper and his predecessor cos half the problem with Pickford is that he feels untouchable.
Hart is also still only 33 whereas Ben Foster is 37 and Watford want a fee! We have a young keeper in Virginia and we need an older No 2 who fits the profile. I suggested Joe Hart, who would you bring in?
39 Posted 18/08/2020 at 18:31:38
40 Posted 18/08/2020 at 19:03:25
I have no time for him whatsoever, he is the epitome of all that is wrong with the game in recent times: 'Great players do not make great managers'! There are the exceptions, of course, but he is not one of them!
41 Posted 18/08/2020 at 19:12:13
I'm happy with that.
42 Posted 18/08/2020 at 19:33:30
Sangare, Allan, Tete and Diatta/ Bailey for me.
43 Posted 18/08/2020 at 19:36:37
Robles was clearly not good enough, even if he isn't susceptible to errors like Pickford. His part in the 3-1 derby was horrific. I'm pretty sure we got a decent fee for him too.
44 Posted 18/08/2020 at 19:56:58
45 Posted 18/08/2020 at 20:03:39
Luke Woolfenden looks a decent player on Wiki:
21 years old, plays centre back and right back, supposedly very quick, from Ipswich's own academy. Anyone know much about him?
46 Posted 18/08/2020 at 20:11:27
Pickford is a Hollywood type keeper – makes blinding worldie like saves then concentration goes... "Oh look, there's a cloud" type of thing. Also regularly gets done from distance!!!
47 Posted 18/08/2020 at 21:56:02
48 Posted 18/08/2020 at 22:03:31
Doubtless, some other club will come in and buy him anyway; it's what usually happens when our 'targets' are made public.
49 Posted 18/08/2020 at 22:26:58
50 Posted 18/08/2020 at 23:44:27
Graham, if we had been foolish enough to keep Robles, we wouldn't have been able to afford much in this transfer window, because we'd be in the Championship. The guy was truly awful.
51 Posted 19/08/2020 at 00:12:49
I don't rate Brands as a talent spotter, his track record doesn't stand up. We have brought Kenny through the ranks and I rated him when he did get a run. Why are we always seemingly looking abroad?
No further mention of our supposed interest in David Brooks from Bournemouth – the best young player I saw at Goodison a couple of seasons back.
The jury is still out on this management team.
52 Posted 19/08/2020 at 01:45:27
Everton lost its heart and soul years ago. It's okay to hope and dream but the reality is we're all living the nightmare of being born into this madness of being a Blue.
53 Posted 19/08/2020 at 04:15:44
Sign him up Marcel, Delph needs some company.
54 Posted 19/08/2020 at 07:05:32
We have a so-called A-listed DOF whose only impressive attribute is his PR team as he lines up well-known players that any man in the street could think of. He is supposedly lining-up the purchase of three elderly professionals: a just relegated midfielder, an injury-prone right back, and a Brazilian who is untried and that we are only getting to keep the manager onside so as not to rock the boat.
On top of this, an assistant manager who is supposedly all passion but, unless he is the one in the spotlight, can't motivate any of the players. I am really starting to fear for this club.
55 Posted 19/08/2020 at 07:56:53
56 Posted 19/08/2020 at 08:15:50
The bit I dont get is that Duncan needing to be in the spotlight to motivate the players. Hes in the changing rooms, hes part of the Ancellotti coaching team, and having been at the club longer than any of the other first team coaches, he will know the players better than anyone.
I dont watch much football, Im not aware of many players, but everyone seems to give up on players once they reach a certain age nowadays. I know the game is frantically fast, especially in England, were its mostly about pace, power and physicality, but good players can play anywhere, and if the physical side is not a problem, then those with a good brain usually excel?
57 Posted 19/08/2020 at 08:32:56
He's had a year in a decent league, he must have done exceptionally well to have been in the running for a big award over in Germany, and who knows how he's going to be, now he's back in his familiar environment, back home at Everton?
I was talking to someone close to the kid and they told me he's a changed person. He's not a boy anymore, he's turned into a man, he's changed everything about his diet and now knows when and what to eat.
It sounds like Germany has been a very good experience for the lad, with my own view being that only a fool wouldn't learn off the German's, especially when it comes to the beautiful game!
58 Posted 19/08/2020 at 09:00:49
Right-back is an area of weakness below the first team, nobody really pushing on in the U23s to challenge, only Kyle John who needs more polishing defensively and no U18 right-back coming through.
Keep Kenny and, if Brands is really firing, he'll bring in a talented teenager too, to hopefully replace Coleman next season. It would be nice to hope we're starting to join the dots throughout the club.
59 Posted 19/08/2020 at 09:16:49
I love his infectious enthusiasm, it is good for the team, gets the crowd fired up. His positional discipline will have been improved by his move, I would hope too.
60 Posted 19/08/2020 at 09:56:46
He has never been given a consistent run in the team, even though, 2 maybe 3 years ago, he was screaming at experienced players how to use the ball and urging them on; it should have been the other way round.
Jonjoe is under-rated by many Everton fans, especially with regards to his use of the ball, one of the few who looks where he is putting his centres to. Watch Seamus and Walcott do the opposite when they centre the ball. I'm biased obviously but right-back is one of the positions I don't worry about with Kenny and Colman there. I think there is still plenty of life in Seamus.
61 Posted 19/08/2020 at 10:04:18
Wow! Who knew? Same old regurgitated rubbish from a so-called "news" reporter.
62 Posted 19/08/2020 at 10:25:06
Last time Schalke played Bayern, it was only a 1-0 scoreline... So Schalke bests Barca on current defensive form.
Most likely we will see Brands sign someone in the 17-20 age bracket as one for the future and backup in 2-3 years time once Coleman is ready for retirement.
63 Posted 19/08/2020 at 11:23:54
We are okay in defence apart from Pickford; it is midfield where we must focus all our efforts and cash because we need three quality players.
We must not squander money on defenders who are no better than what we have, or indeed are in reality not as good. Jonjoe and Seamus can cope between them and remember in an emergency we can use Holgate too.
64 Posted 19/08/2020 at 11:27:30
65 Posted 19/08/2020 at 11:41:15
More than anything we need, not could do with, but absolutely need, a top-class midfield. If this takes every penny of any transfer budget we have and anything we can raise from sales then so be it.
We will not progress at all until the midfield is sorted. Only after that happens should they consider what we can do with backups.
66 Posted 19/08/2020 at 11:48:52
Not for me this Football Manager lark, though, it's easy on paper, but with players getting injured every other week, this means it's a squad game nowadays!
67 Posted 19/08/2020 at 12:43:36
The only player we had an offer for was Arteta for £10 million, enough to appease the bank.
Hence Moyes's answer to the question "Where's the Arteta money, Bill?" was "Everyone knows the Arteta money went to the bank."
I don't believe that Arteta was so desperate to join Arsenal that he left it to the last hour of the transfer window to express that desire when he could have done so anytime in the 2 months prior.
Another engineered move for the good of the Club in my books
68 Posted 19/08/2020 at 12:48:01
69 Posted 19/08/2020 at 13:52:41
70 Posted 19/08/2020 at 15:46:14
Journalists are paid to speculate who is going where, and usually have a poor record of being right.
Tony #54 on Brands. Supposedly lining up, supposed means, "to assume as true in the absence of direct knowledge". Why not wait until you have proof of his actions?
There are very few supporters, who are not aware of where our weaknesses are, and that is midfield, and I believe more in suggestions in this area by writers, than writing as if they have inside knowledge.
We are all aware of the financial restraints we are under and the players we are trying to sell, and this is not going to happen before the season starts, and it may take until the window closes to see how successful we have been in the transfer window, or how poorly it turned out.
There are very few supporters who don't realize the mess the club is in due to poor management over the years, from the top to the coaching staff, and I am reluctant to say let's give Brands and Ancelotti a chance to prove themselves, but they are the only chance we have left. There does appear to be some more preferences to lower the age of the 1st team and hopefully this will bring stability in the future.
The fixture list should be out soon and this will determine what the season holds. There are no easy games in the Premier League,
71 Posted 19/08/2020 at 16:04:52
We need to spend every available penny on midfield, where grit, guile. and goals are totally lacking.
72 Posted 19/08/2020 at 16:17:11
73 Posted 19/08/2020 at 17:32:39
Having watched us for over 59 years I can guarantee he's one of the best players we've had in that time.
Far more deserving of the over-used word "legend" than the likes of Ferguson & Rooney, neither of whom gave anything like as good service to our club as Mikel.
Bill Kenwright bringing the greedy alehouse Rooney back, getting rid of our best scorer this century, to satisfy his own ego, was predictably disastrous and marked us down in many players' minds as a backwards-looking club with no serious ambition – another reason why we find it difficult to attract quality players with a hunger for success on the pitch.
Moshiri & Co must get rid of Kenwright & the old-boy hangers on at Finch Farm to enable us to move forward.
74 Posted 19/08/2020 at 22:02:15
He's a player who his whole career, at the age of 24, has played less than 90 top-flight games. 90 games at the highest level at 24??? Must be a hell of a player!
75 Posted 20/08/2020 at 21:31:57
76 Posted 20/08/2020 at 22:36:27
77 Posted 20/08/2020 at 22:52:38
Yes I know injury records poor but a alternative strike, loan Kean out to an Naples to sweeten getting their CB
78 Posted 20/08/2020 at 23:02:01
I didn't see Gabriel as an essential signing for Arsenal. It wouldn't surprise me if half of the interest in Gabriel is Arteta making sure he gets one over Ancelotti, who he is still going to be compared to next season, by both Arsenal and Everton supporters.
79 Posted 20/08/2020 at 23:06:58
Sorry but Wellbeck is finished due to injuries. I liked him as a player but, like Owen Hargreaves, he's reached the point of no return, sadly.
80 Posted 20/08/2020 at 23:30:51
81 Posted 21/08/2020 at 07:25:35
We need starters, players who will make us better, not tread water or go backwards.
82 Posted 21/08/2020 at 08:19:07
No to several things. Don't want Welbeck, we have enough crocks already. No to loaning out Kean, he is set to make a much bigger contribution with us hopefully in his second season.
And no to the centre-back from Napoli, assuming you mean Maksimovic, who is too slow and not what we need.
83 Posted 21/08/2020 at 09:14:13
84 Posted 23/08/2020 at 13:03:28
It's a shame we already sold Schneiderlin as we could have offered him in part-ex for Messi.
Carlo seems to be relaxed about Brands's signings but I'd like him to use his influence and ask for a few favours to sign some top quality players, loans would suffice for a season or two.
85 Posted 23/08/2020 at 15:08:09
He can play RB, RW and CM so is much more versatile (which you need in a small squad) and I've always thought he looked decent. At 22 as well this feels like the kind of signing we should be looking at as he will give us more options in a 4-4-2, 3-5-2 and also competition in midfield.
86 Posted 23/08/2020 at 15:30:21
Welbeck might be vaguely interesting on a free with pay as you play wages.
Unless it's a genuine big step up from Coleman & Kenny (eg, Aarons, Dagba, Dest) or possibly a tactical change (eg, Dalot) then can't see the point.
Okay, Gabriel is gone. But there are quite a few like him. Niakhate, Ndicka, Zagadou all big left footers. If Ancelotti really wants a centre-half, we'll get one. Hardly any deals have yet been done.
We don't need to chase mediocrity like Maitland-Niles.
You could buy a genuinely exciting teenager for half the money. In two seasons that player could be Champions League class – while Maitland-Niles would be sat on the bench.
87 Posted 23/08/2020 at 17:12:12
We all have different opinions on players and sadly we are all just playing fantasy football. It's in Carlo's and Marcel's hands now and I for one am desperate for some good news and some signings to get done ASAP to cheer me up.
88 Posted 23/08/2020 at 17:31:11
The trouble is the price. The top 6 often assume they can sell their fringe players for £20-30M.
If we got him for £10M or so I think he'd be a very handy option who could fill in a few positions and offers genuine athleticism and some decent experience for a youngster. But much like Iwobi they'd probably charge us twice what he's worth.
Diatta (from Belgium) could also play right-wing and that guy is rapid and extremely hard working.
89 Posted 23/08/2020 at 17:57:58
I think the frustration coming from Ancelotti is from conversations he is having with Allan. Allan wants to get here and adapt and acclimatise before the season starts. Carlo sees that as very important. He wants the deal done but we are haggling because everybody knows we are overpaying. At his age £15M seems nearer the mark £25-30M is excessive.
It's starting to look like we will have to take the overpayment on the chin this week, or risk a very unhappy manager.
I mean what's the alternative? Tell Ancelloti we are pulling out because Napoli have us over a barrel? Then sign Doucouré and Sangare or Santamaria. It spells the beginning of the end of Carlo's tenure if he is overruled.
90 Posted 23/08/2020 at 18:16:17
He fits the age profile and experience we should be looking at and as Sam rightly says, he has a degree of pace about him which we badly need in both the Midfield and the Defence.
He could do a job in place of Seamus and also on the right-hand side of a three-man midfield. I favour a 4-3-3 formation if we can get the quality central defensive midfielder we so badly need, but I do think he would also work in a 4-3-1-2 formation which would allow either Gomes, Sigurdsson, Iwobi or Bernard into the side.
Depends on the price with Maitland-Niles, £18M or below I would be interested.
91 Posted 23/08/2020 at 21:13:38
If we have to look to the Championship, then so what. I'd rather do that than line the pockets of our competitors and taking their poorest players from their wage bill straight onto ours.
92 Posted 23/08/2020 at 22:23:32
If so then I like the ambition and the pragmatism. Considering the midfield we currently have, I'd welcome his dynamism, energy and pace. Not entirely sure about his temperament, but he's still young and I suspect that he is maturing.
93 Posted 23/08/2020 at 23:43:03
It seems that some clubs bearing time to prepare etc are grinding out deals.
So here's to a flush of proactive and successful transfer dealing this week. By God, we need some positives in the transfer market this week.
94 Posted 23/08/2020 at 23:51:13
A decent pivot and box-to-box will make our centre-back pairing massively better.
Baresi and Costacurta would be made to look like rank amateurs by our midfielders.
95 Posted 23/08/2020 at 00:01:05
The young-ish players want to continue their competitive playing development and will be sold for good money or loaned out.
I personally think the majority of our signings should now be as a loan with an agreed price at the end of the season. I'd be happy to pay a £2-£8 million season loan fee (depending on the player) to see how it goes.
The people against this are agents who promise to double, triple, etc. young players wages and line their own pockets. They are told to hold out for better deals and selling clubs would prefer to transfer the player asap to improve their accounts / cash position for their own additions.
However, FFP has once again failed to impose sanctions against clubs breaking the rules and with covid threatening clubs financial stability this could be an ideal time to risk a hit to gain an advantage.
Let's target some serious players at big clubs that will struggle financially. I'm thinking Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, France etc. If they can't offer champions league next season we could stand a good chance to grab an expensive bargain with a low risk loan first agreement.
Now the champions league has finished I'm expecting a lot of movement.
96 Posted 24/08/2020 at 00:04:24
97 Posted 24/08/2020 at 09:13:27
Arsenal as willing to let someone who's come through their academy go, not on loan but be sold. This is because he isn't good enough for their midfield where he wants to play, not at full-back or wing-back where he's been mainly used.
Their midfield is nearly as weak as ours and I'd say our full backs are better. He will not improve our first team and we've got enough squad players, in fact the squad is packed with them.
98 Posted 24/08/2020 at 09:21:23
HE's growing frustrated???
99 Posted 24/08/2020 at 09:34:47
He'd be a better, more dynamic RB/RWB than Kenny or Coleman. He'd quite possibly be a better RW than Walcott. And I even suspect he could match or better the job done by Sigurdsson, Davies or Gomes in the middle.
The question may be more how big an improvement would or could he be? And what would the price be. I suspect there could be better improvements for the price they'd charge. I still think Marty Cash would be a good option at right back. But it depends on what Carlo thinks of Kenny and what offers might arise for him.
100 Posted 24/08/2020 at 20:06:08
I agree with Sam Hoare – Maitland-Niles would improve our squad (as it stands right now) and would more than likely start most games for us. You might not like shopping in the Big 6 cast-offs aisle, but sometimes there are very good options there, provided the terms of the deal are not prohibitive.
101 Posted 24/08/2020 at 22:35:54
We need a careful recruitment strategy, not the haphazard nonsense spouted in here informed by Football Manager and BBC gossip column.
102 Posted 25/08/2020 at 18:55:26
Pickford is entertaining but who wants an entertaining keeper?
103 Posted 28/08/2020 at 11:33:11
We really cannot compare the two because they get things done while Everton dawdle. They built a new stadium and Everton are still tweaking a design. They make signings and Everton dawdle.
New season soon and nothing new at Everton. Same old, same old.
104 Posted 28/08/2020 at 11:40:27
105 Posted 28/08/2020 at 12:04:21
106 Posted 28/08/2020 at 12:13:44
107 Posted 28/08/2020 at 12:18:42
As Rob above said, they've signed Willian from Chelsea (£11M) on a 'Free' – 32-year-old with a 3-year deal.
Plus our main 'Winter' target – a player whom Carletto said, "Get me him" – Gabriel, we offered an initial £25M deal in March which was accepted and all good. Then we dropped our offer to £20-22M and Arsenal, Man Utd and Napoli all offered £27M...
Gabriel, a unit with Champions League experience at Lille, left-footed and could play centre-back or left-back... Just what Carletto said he wanted.
So now we're chasing Allan (I understand this one), Doucouré (..?), Rodriguez (..!?), Arias, and probably Monk from Bournemouth? 'Tis a mad, mad, mad, ma world to me!?
We've missed Malang Sarr on a free too, left-footed and can play centre-back or left-back and defensive midfielder. he's gone to Chelsea and out on loan.
Santamaria will be heading to Turf Moor – another target we missed out on, and we genuinely still need a centre-back and a right-wingback.
Patince, patience and more patience is needed, methinks.
108 Posted 03/09/2020 at 23:44:49
If he is genuinely a target of ours, then this could be why nothing has progressed.
109 Posted 04/09/2020 at 01:30:16
Admittedly I have no insight whatsoever into today's "transfer management" arrangements but they seem to me to be bizarrely extenuated in the manner we had to endure for decades under Kenwright.
And, whilst I'm on, another TWer criticises me for moaning about Kenwright on Allan, Rodriguez & Doucouré and their failure to sign a contract, yet.
If the guy had read my whole post, he maybe should've realized that when I cited USM Finch Farm as a problem, stuffed as it still is with Kenwright's sentimental, feckless ex-Everton-player appointees, he, Kenwright, is the tumour that we, the fans, need to be removed from our club.
Especially since the idiot Moshiri announced to the world that he was bestowing a much more fulsome role to Kenwright.
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