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Ancelotti targets Florenzi

| Tuesday, 18 August 2020 20comments  |  Jump to last
Roma winger Alessandro Florenzi is reportedly on the shortlist of players from which Marcel Brands and Carlo Ancelotti are working this summer.

The winger, who was on loan at Valencia last year, is being linked with a switch to Goodison Park this summer.

Original Source: Gianluca Di Marzio  

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Sam Hoare
1 Posted 19/08/2020 at 07:14:44
So much gossip linking us with Italian players! All rubbish mostly.

Florenzi can play anywhere on the right flank and could bring us versatility in that sense. He'd be cheap or on loan probably after a very underwhelming loan to Valencia.

Presumably we'd only bring in another right-back if we received a tempting offer for Jonjoe Kenny. Florenzi is 29 and not an obvious upgrade on what we have.

Steve Shave
2 Posted 19/08/2020 at 07:38:51
Or Sam, Seamus is moving on. Not unfeasible to see him at Celtic (where he has been quoted as saying he'd like to play one day) or winding down his career in the MLS. I'd let him go for a nominal fee and have Kenny battle it out with a new (or loaned) RB.
Sam Hoare
3 Posted 19/08/2020 at 08:02:17
Steve, anything’s possible but Seamus is club captain and has been lauded by Carlo as a great dressing room influence along with Baines. I’d be pretty surprised if we lost them both in the same summer.
Trevor Peers
4 Posted 19/08/2020 at 08:13:20
Hopefully he's a winger who can score and create few gaols? Because we already have plenty of players who can't, Bernard, Bolasie and Walcott who are all on huge salaries and have all a colossal waste of money.
Tony Abrahams
5 Posted 19/08/2020 at 08:18:04
Linked with another winger now, 6ft 3, has just scored loads of goals whilst out on loan I read, but I can’t remember his name because there are that many!
Andrew Ellams
6 Posted 19/08/2020 at 08:27:42
What ever happened to Ryan Fraser? Has he signed for anybody?
Brian Williams
7 Posted 19/08/2020 at 08:29:29
Lucas Ocampos, Tony.
Andrew Ellams
8 Posted 19/08/2020 at 08:51:53
Lucas Ocampos only signed a 5-year deal with Sevilla last summer. He has played 40 games this season and they qualified for the Champions League and are in the final of the Europa League. I don't see him coming to Everton any time soon.
Robert Tressell
9 Posted 19/08/2020 at 09:19:42
Missed the boat on Ocampos unless we pay about £60M.

Florenzi is a hard-working but very ordinary player. More a right-wingback.

I strongly suspect we have zero interest in either player.

Peter Jansson
10 Posted 19/08/2020 at 23:00:22
14 games and 0 goals... Why the fuck would we want this guy?

We don't need more Average Joes. Especially players that score 0 goals on loan.

Gavin Johnson
11 Posted 19/08/2020 at 00:05:08
This guy would be a useful addition and in the mould of player Moyes used to sign. He is a utility player who can play down the whole right side and midfield.

If we're buying Allan & Doucouré, I don't see us buying another 29-year-old. It would make a lot of sense him coming in as a loan right-back.

Ocampos would be a coup. The story comes from The Athletic so it sounds a credible link but we'd have to have some takers for the deadwood lined up. He'll cost around £50M but we would be transformed if we played a 4-3-3 with Ocampos, Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison playing in front of Gomes, Allan and Doucouré.

John Kavanagh
12 Posted 20/08/2020 at 08:03:12
Whoever we go after, we only have a week or so to sign them if there's to be any chance of most overseas signings playing in September. Don't forget the strict 14-day quarantine requirement applies to players traveling to the UK from most countries. This precludes any fitness training etc and meeting/working with other players for two weeks.

I just hope that anyone we get is an improvement on the present squad, which should be one of the easiest tasks ever presented to an Everton manager. Awaiting the 9:00am fixtures announcement with trepidation.

Trevor Peers
13 Posted 20/08/2020 at 08:17:03
According to BBC sport Wolves are willing to listen to offers for wing man Traore.

Surely he would be a better bet than this guy, he's strong as an ox, rapid and scores goals, something we have been missing for a decade.

Ray Roche
14 Posted 20/08/2020 at 08:45:46
Trevor, why would Traore come to a mid-table club in a state of flux like us? Right now, we're a step down from Wolves. It's like Brighton fans expecting players to join them rather than us.

We need to keep it real and remember how far we've fallen.

Trevor Peers
15 Posted 20/08/2020 at 08:58:36
Ray, I don't expect Everton to show any interest which is entirely predictable, he would provide entertainment. I think the promise of a regular first-team place would be attractive to Traore.

If we can't attract players of his calibre –he's not exactly world-class, but what we need and good enough to strengthen our squad – then it shows just how far we have fallen, which is very sad indeed.

Dave Abrahams
16 Posted 20/08/2020 at 09:03:35
Meanwhile, Bristol City signed Joe Williams from Wigan Athletic on a 4-year deal, fee undisclosed. Bristol beat Leeds and WBA to his signature; we let Joe go last year for around £2M and signed Iwobi for £28M plus add ons!!!
Ray Roche
17 Posted 20/08/2020 at 09:16:07
Trevor, I like Traore, he's an exciting player who gets you off your seats but I would be amazed if he came here.

But should we be looking at a player who can't get a starting slot at Wolves if we're still as big a draw as we think we are?

The lack of signings, despite Carlo wanting new players in before pre-season starts, is frustrating. I wouldn't be surprised if Carlo didn't see his contract out.

David Pearl
18 Posted 20/08/2020 at 21:26:20
I'm absolutely sick to death of all things Everton since we got shut of Martinez. Koeman had so little respect for us, he thought Klaassen and Cuco Martina were our level. The decision to sign Bolasie and not Zaha at the time was fucking stupid and nothing has changed.

Even last year's signings were all duds. Every last one of them. Iwobi, Delph and Kean should all be sold... but not before we get rid of Brands and give control back solely to the manager so we all know perfectly who is to blame if it doesn't work.

Gavin Johnson
19 Posted 21/08/2020 at 05:56:39
Just to add that now Gabriel is not coming and is likely to go to Arsenal we should sign another left-footed centre-back on a free transfer: Malang Sarr from Nice. Only 21. I have a sneaky suspicion we'll sign him. He was expected to go to Arsenal.
Gavin Johnson
20 Posted 21/08/2020 at 06:06:44
I forgot to add Malang Sarr can also play left-back as well as being a left footed centre-back so that's why I think we'll move for him.

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