The Blues have been linked with the fullback, who is an international team-mate of James Rodriguez and Yerry Mina, for the past few weeks and it appears as though the club have held talks with Atleti regarding the player.
Andrea Berta was quoted by Kicker as saying: “We are talking to Roma, Everton and Paris Saint-Germain, but not Bayer Leverkusen. A loan deal with an obligation to buy after ten games is possible.”
Arias has a prior connection with Everton's Director of Football, Marcel Brands, as he signed the Colombian right-back for PSV Eindhoven.
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1 Posted 22/09/2020 at 00:34:18
Full back isn't a priority at this time. We have to get cover in where we most need it. And if it is a case of having to make space first before bringing anyone in, signing a player who only plays in a position we have little trouble in makes no sense.
Pace, creativity and finishing ability up front and centre-back are the two main issues with the back-up squad.
Or am I missing something?
2 Posted 22/09/2020 at 00:58:35
This is about improving the overall quality of the team on the pitch. Carlo and Marcel must consider him superior to Coleman and Kenny.
Well, two years ago he sure as hell was. He was the Eredivisie Player of the Year and Colombia's starting right-back in the World Cup.
But now he has lost out to Kieran Trippier at Atleti, which is why he's available for £13M at age 28.
For us, this would be an exact comparison to Wolves signing Semedo – like Arias, a recently celebrated right-back who is now surplus to requirements at a top club.
3 Posted 22/09/2020 at 01:07:10
Was he injured? IAW Wiki, he played 25 games his first season there and 14 this last. Since 2009, he's played 210 games. At PSV Eindhoven, he played 30+ games twice.
I can accept he could do a better job than Kenny, who's never going to be that good. If he's in to because Seamus' legs can only take so much now, then okay.
4 Posted 22/09/2020 at 01:12:04
5 Posted 22/09/2020 at 01:17:27
You've seen him play, you just don't remember. He assisted on the first two goals for Colombia against the USA in a friendly right after the last World Cup. They beat us 4-2.
He's #4 in these highlights, rampaging up the right side. You'll recognize the scorer of their first goal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecsvHOLUK0A
6 Posted 22/09/2020 at 01:36:18
If he' still THAT guy, he could split time with Seamus. That would work.
Even Allardyce stopped talking about himself long enough to compliment Kenny on how serious and professional he was for a young boy. Fair enough.
Athletically though, I see Kenny as I do Davies. Intelligent, hard-working, hard-charging, and determined. Just not athlete enough for a big-time Club with aspirations to move up the Table.
7 Posted 22/09/2020 at 01:59:46
8 Posted 22/09/2020 at 03:47:31
We'd need to bring back Jo, Segundo Castillo, The Straq and Funes Mori.
Then Goodison would have to learn to sing Si Señor!
9 Posted 22/09/2020 at 04:17:01
Modern football is about defenders doing more attacking and perversely attackers doing more defending. The emphasis is on the unit, closing the spaces and transition.
Mix in he's Colombian, and he has a previous relationship with James at International level. It's also clear we are going to build the team around James partly because he's amazing and partly because he thrives being the man.
I think, whilst it's a gamble, so far the pieces we have bought make sense, and give balance to the squad we have.
That leaves us with Coleman and Kenny. Well actually based on Arias, it leaves Coleman eh ocean be used for games against sides we will need to defend more. Kenny, can be sold has value and will positively affect the player trading profits. 👍🏼
10 Posted 22/09/2020 at 05:15:03
Give joy, joy to my heart.
The Copa Libertadores is my obsession Premier League
We took over Belo Horizonte and Asunción Man United and Arsenal
Bostero (Boca fan), you now watch it on TV. RS
What are you gonna do?
If you don't have balls like River Plate. Everton
And yes Sir,
With Muñeco leading we will go to Japan Ancelloti leading we will go all the way.
Wish I could speak Spanish.
11 Posted 22/09/2020 at 07:57:49
12 Posted 22/09/2020 at 09:35:42
13 Posted 22/09/2020 at 09:38:49
I did think we were done with incoming transfers except some emergency centre-half cover.
14 Posted 22/09/2020 at 09:47:12
15 Posted 22/09/2020 at 10:56:04
As regards Jonjoe Kenny, I'm not sure, he did well at Schalke and he gets my admiration for having the bottle to go to another Country to prove himself. Whether he has proved he's good enough to be Seamus's back up or next in line is another question in my book.
16 Posted 22/09/2020 at 11:15:08
I also like Simakan at Strasbourg who's fast and strong and could definitely cover at centre-back if needed. Apparently available for £10m and would give us great cover at right-back and centre-back.
17 Posted 22/09/2020 at 11:31:39
18 Posted 22/09/2020 at 12:02:19
Brighton have already "grabbed him", and their recruitment team deserve a great deal of credit as in Lamptey, Ben White, Steven Alzate and Aaron Connolly I think they have 4 very good first-teamers who are all 22 or under.
19 Posted 22/09/2020 at 12:26:09
20 Posted 22/09/2020 at 12:28:33
It remains to be seen, if the rumour is true, that we can conclude the deal if he recovers before the window is shut.
21 Posted 22/09/2020 at 12:42:49
But there's so many other needs we could spend on, why right-back when Seamus doesn't look to me like he's slowing, and Kenny is a more than capable right-back.
Laurie @ 10 -
You wish you could speak Spanish?
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.
The second best time to plant a tree is now.
You're a smart fella, go for it!
Love that Chinese proverb. Whatcha waiting for, do it!
22 Posted 22/09/2020 at 12:54:51
23 Posted 22/09/2020 at 13:31:50
Sun Tsu said “Ponder and deliberate before you make a move.” Okay!
Sí, de hecho, ¿por qué no?
24 Posted 22/09/2020 at 16:52:59
The major problem from last season was in midfield and getting an improvement on Walcott and Iwobi, this has been done, and now due to injuries it has highlighted the central-defensive problem.
Coleman seems to be handling his position and has a backup in Kenny. Let's solve the problem at centre-back and look into the January window if needed. It would be nice to have decent coverage in every position but that will take time and money.
25 Posted 22/09/2020 at 16:56:09
26 Posted 22/09/2020 at 18:17:30
Colin, Bill wants a left footed centre-back as a priority, not a right midfield. Why do people think they are the first / only people to spot a couple of eye-catching performances? Now Tariq Lamptey is the ‘must-have' acquisition. (Has Aarons signed for anyone yet?)
As Andrew points out, he hasn't exactly come from nowhere. There must be some reason Brighton were apparently unchallenged for his signature, with his lack of stature an obvious potential issue when it comes to the defensive responsibilities he will be expected to take on.
27 Posted 22/09/2020 at 23:29:23
On the left-sided centre-back issue. We have known since we failed to re-sign Zouma that it was an area that we had to strengthen. I will be surprised and concerned if we don't plug that gap because, if we don't, it will hurt us at some stage of the season.
Ake is the one that got away. Pep stole a march on everyone with that move. A great signing.
28 Posted 23/09/2020 at 04:48:30
It just seems a shame that we now have a brilliant midfield... we really need to capitalize on that but the focus seems to be on a full-backs.
It's hard being an Everton supporter in Australia. We do not get much news about Everton as they are not seen as a contender for anything. From what I've checked on the internet, we have not sold any players as yet – only loaned players from our U23 squad – but, hey, what a start!
29 Posted 23/09/2020 at 07:24:54
30 Posted 23/09/2020 at 07:28:22
31 Posted 23/09/2020 at 11:51:24
32 Posted 23/09/2020 at 12:34:50
33 Posted 24/09/2020 at 08:24:05
34 Posted 24/09/2020 at 08:39:49
Liverpool seemed to think his legs are gone and targeted him but, despite several one-on-oones, Mane got no change at all out of him.
I also noticed Spurs trying to do it in the opening game too, but Son (who ran riot last week) was left looking frustrated and beaten as, time and again, Coleman got the better of him.
Seamus is knocking on. The club are right to be looking for a replacement, but I believe our captain is enjoying something of an Indian Summer. Hopefully it will take him to Wembley and he can finally get his hands on a trophy.
35 Posted 24/09/2020 at 08:44:47
36 Posted 24/09/2020 at 12:38:25
I have not seen him waste a pass so not sure why he cannot be given a chance as Seamus's understudy.
37 Posted 24/09/2020 at 22:57:34
So does Kenny not get tarred with the same brush?
If we had as many points at the end of the season as we have opinions on ToffeeWeb, we would have won the title by January.
38 Posted 25/09/2020 at 15:55:07
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