Kean, a £25m signing from Juventus in 2019, joined the French club during the summer transfer window after it became clear to him that his chances of starting regularly in the Blues' first-team were slim this season.
The terms of his loan move did not include an option to buy but Kean's success so far in Paris has prompted PSG to try and secure his services on a longer-term basis now rather than wait until the summer when they might face more competition.
The 20-year-old has made 16 appearances during his loan spell so far and scored eight goals to add to the two goals he scored for Everton in four appearances in all competitions in September.
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1 Posted 03/01/2021 at 23:07:40
2 Posted 03/01/2021 at 23:11:24
3 Posted 03/01/2021 at 23:13:55
Now let's put the money towards going all out to bring Christian Eriksen back to the Premier League and get a backup striker for Calvert-Lewin not named Cenk.
4 Posted 03/01/2021 at 23:17:59
5 Posted 03/01/2021 at 23:19:12
6 Posted 03/01/2021 at 23:22:56
They'll stump up more than £31M, which they must reckon a little club like Everton will be glad of due to making a few million profit.
If they want him, make them pay for an Italian international goalscorer with his whole career ahead of him.
7 Posted 03/01/2021 at 23:35:16
8 Posted 03/01/2021 at 23:35:43
9 Posted 03/01/2021 at 23:35:53
10 Posted 03/01/2021 at 23:55:47
11 Posted 03/01/2021 at 00:01:10
Throw the money towards Zaha with Tosun going to Palace.
12 Posted 04/01/2021 at 02:15:24
If you look at Cavani, Ibrahimovic and the impact they made, even though they were well into their thirties, then for free Costa has to be a better option, than the backup we have.
Take the money for Kean, bring in Zaha, then we suddenly look more stronger, in the final third.
13 Posted 04/01/2021 at 02:32:14
A 28-year-old winger from Palace, looks good in an average team, has torn us apart once, bought for an inflated fee. Ring any bells yet?
14 Posted 04/01/2021 at 02:49:23
Unless discussions have actually been going on for weeks, then we won't have anyone lined up so I don't see the need for him being sold in this window unless he really is dead set on never coming back to play for us.
15 Posted 04/01/2021 at 02:53:48
(1) Keep him to see how much he improves and play him next season.
(2) Leave him where he is on loan and, if a better offer comes in in summer and Ancelotti is not going to use him, then sell him.
Better if Everton try to get rid of the players we do not need than to sell a potential young prospect. We complain about buying old players, so why not keep young ones? He may be in a league that is not as competitive as the premier but he may by next season, be able to step up into Premier League.
16 Posted 04/01/2021 at 03:29:03
17 Posted 04/01/2021 at 04:19:44
Ferguson did him no favours but, if you are sent on and told to do certain things and don't, then that can happen. Happening so publicly though would be a killer psychologically to anyone, whatever their age.
I would prefer us to get rid now and bring in Aarons or Lamptey with the money. Get a loan or a free agent in up front to give Calvert-Lewin a break now and then. Costa has been linked with Everton before so it might be worth a try. Even Milik on loan.
Get Bolasie, Besic and Tosun off the books soonest – WBA, where are you?
I hope Digne is back soon, so we can get Richarlison back up and running. Godfrey has been great but having Digne overlapping and crossing and taking defenders away will give Richarlison and Gordon (should he play again) the room to manoeuvre instead of having blocked alleyways in front of them as vs Sheffield Utd and West Ham Utd.
18 Posted 04/01/2021 at 05:26:23
19 Posted 04/01/2021 at 05:33:36
Neymar, age 28, Brazil: 12 appearance, 9 goals (3 League 1 + 6 Europe)
Mbappe, age 22, France: 18 appearances, 14 goals (12 League 1 + 2 Europe)
Kean, age 20, Italy: 16 appearance, 9 goals (7 League 1 + 2 Europe)
Neymar and Mbappe are valued at more than £120 million at least (okay, maybe £100 million in Covid times).
The point being, I agree with Brian Williams (6). Play hardball with PSG – extract a minimum of £40 million plus Gueye on a loan deal. Sign Diego Costa (if Carlo finds that he is fit and hungry to play) on a short-term deal to reinforce our striking options. Then, spend all that money on a top-class player who will reinforce our right side – either right-back or right-sided midfielder. I would plonk that money on Emi Buendia of Norfolk or David Brooks from Bournemouth or a world class right-back (no idea who?).
Both teams are chasing promotion to the Premier League, so I know it would be difficult to convince them to sell their best players, but offer them good money and I am sure that they will consider. I would go the gradual team building route – get in one or two world class players into the team per window.
20 Posted 04/01/2021 at 07:02:11
Gavin @ 2, you mention Milik from Napoli there, the usual clickbait sites have also touted this for some time. I know very little about him, hopefully either yourself or someone can convince me, and possibly others that he is the answer. Personally, I think Costa (if indeed on a free) would be a good short term solution, he is aggressive and takes no shit, and definitely knows where the goal is and how to find it. My only concern would possibly be the number of times we could be reduced to ten men with him in 'animal mode'.
I just hope we get someone to partner Calvert-Lewin up front, and someone who can re-supply him with the crosses he has been starved of recently. I see the age-old link to Wilfred Zaha has emerged again, personally would like him for the right price and wages, there is no doubt he would give us something that has been missing for a while. Having said all that, January rarely sees a lot of movement, and seldom any bargains either, but if we can offload a few of the 'usual suspects' it may just help.
21 Posted 04/01/2021 at 07:59:14
I don't want Zaha, too much ££ and 28! I can see us shifting Bolasie, Besic and Bernard this window. If we did and sold Kean that would free up the money for Buendia and a right-back.
I have previously touted Aaron's, his stats at the weekend were awful though, by all accounts! I'd still like him though there are other good right-backs out there.
22 Posted 04/01/2021 at 08:14:14
I would hope £31m would be turned down by Everton and that would be viewed very much as a starting offer. PSG made several bids on Gana before we eventually accepted, and speaking of Gana I agree with the other posters that he might be a very useful makeweight in any potential deal, whether that be a loan or even permanent deal. Gana's value must have decreased somewhat in the past 18 months with lack of playing time and his advancing years.
On the other hand, a new manager has different ideas and Pochettino might really rate him so that idea would be blown out of the water.
23 Posted 04/01/2021 at 08:49:28
More important is what we do with the fee, Carlo knows that we can't just go with only Calvert-Lewin upfront. I think we could be in a very interesting transfer window as Carlo gives little away... and quite rightly so.
24 Posted 04/01/2021 at 08:52:41
25 Posted 04/01/2021 at 08:56:32
26 Posted 04/01/2021 at 09:17:14
27 Posted 04/01/2021 at 09:20:09
Anyway, why would the players want a sideways move to perennial bottlers Everton? Unless we paid them a shit load of money (which is likely!).
28 Posted 04/01/2021 at 09:45:23
29 Posted 04/01/2021 at 09:53:07
30 Posted 04/01/2021 at 10:01:32
31 Posted 04/01/2021 at 10:04:48
We should be demanding £40M minimum for Kean despite him being bang average for us!
32 Posted 04/01/2021 at 10:23:23
I would be very pleased with £30M for him. Disappointed, though, as when we signed him, he seemed such a prospect.
33 Posted 04/01/2021 at 10:23:40
Continue buying attractively priced young talents (not 28- or 29-year-old wingers) and either let them flourish in our team or sell them on for profit.
The only reason to sell now is if Brands has some players lined up who will definitely improve us and help the push for top 6.
34 Posted 04/01/2021 at 10:25:41
If they want him, then start the conversation at £45 million. Or are we a soft touch?
35 Posted 04/01/2021 at 10:41:54
Also, how we could have done with Kean coming on to give Calvert-Lewin a break. Kean is scoring a goal every 2 games and to consider selling him for £31 million is some sort of sick joke.
Now obviously it's gone really well for him at PSG; how the change of manager will affect him, I don't know. But, if he wants to stay at PSG, then we need to adopt the same hardball tactics that other clubs use when we try and buy their players. Can you imagine if the boot was on the other foot and we tried to buy a 20-year-old striker who was scoring a goal every 2 games playing for PSG? How much do you think they would ask, assuming they would be stupid enough to sell such a talent?
Let's also remember PSG are one of Europes wealthiest clubs so, if Kean is adamant he wants to stay, then £60 million with a sell-on clause should be the minimum we should accept.
Let's remember he was treated abysmally by Ferguson when he was in charge when he brought him on as sub and then subbed him. This was a young 19-year-old coming to a new country were many world class players have come and struggled to pick up the pace of the Premier League. I think that would make any young player dispirited, so why wouldn't he relish to go to a club that would treat him properly.
Finally for those thinking we should accept the supposedly £31 million, can you tell me where we get a striker for £31 million, for that money we would probably get another Tosun.
36 Posted 04/01/2021 at 10:54:45
37 Posted 04/01/2021 at 11:00:50
So, of course we should look for the best deal. But I'd be happy with him off the books at a profit and with a sell-on clause.
The only priority for this window is to bring in a striker. Realistically, it has to be someone who doesn't mind being 'back-up' but is good enough to play when Calvert-Lewin needs a rest or gets injured. Not sure any of the ones mentioned yet tick both boxes.
I've been told that Costa is on £8.5M a year, so even a free isn't cheap for a bench warmer.
Potentials in England are few and far between so, unless our scouts have spotted some talent, we could be struggling. And finally, if we can't offload the 3 amigos in January, then I can't see Carlo wanting anyone else in anyway.
38 Posted 04/01/2021 at 11:09:06
39 Posted 04/01/2021 at 11:16:16
He doesn't want to play for us anymore and, if we can get rid of a few others quickly and reinvest, it will be a huge bonus.
40 Posted 04/01/2021 at 11:18:46
Any income has to be invested back into the team. We need our own Bruno Fernandes driving our midfield forward, with goals assists and an edge, that's the priority.
I agree with Steve and Ajay above Emi Buendia fits the bill, Dele Alli is an interesting one, there's other maybe even better options on Sam's transfer thread. We really need that younger player energy in midfield to compliment Allan and Doucouré.
It's a missing link in our Everton team that will transform the way we play and help light up the likes of Richarlison. Blow the budget on this player as the No 1 priority, then in the summer, Gomes, Delph and Siggurdson can hopefully be moved on.
Milik is out of contact in June so we may be able to pick him up for a few million this month. The target would be that his wages could be offset almost entirely by selling Tosun. Ancelotti alluded to wanting a different type of striker to him though so we will have one or two pacy forwards under consideration.
41 Posted 04/01/2021 at 11:40:49
42 Posted 04/01/2021 at 12:05:28
How about offering him a player-coach role and even a place on the board?
43 Posted 04/01/2021 at 12:06:42
Tosun is not mobile or fast enough for how we play when all our squad are fit!
44 Posted 04/01/2021 at 12:07:38
You have a point, he may yet come good in a 4-4-2 with decent service from Digne and James. A £40M 5-year contract that takes him up to age 34 or 35, sounds good.
Who knows? Juve may take him off our hands then. We could throw a villa in Bodrum and a private jet to seal the deal.
45 Posted 04/01/2021 at 12:14:14
Make Carlo get the players he's got to play better, then he will be somewhere near Moyes's level at Everton.
Judge a manager on what he does here – not with millionairo clubs he had before drawing his pension.
46 Posted 04/01/2021 at 12:24:00
He is still young and some young players burst on the scene too fast then fade for a while but he has certainly hit the ground running at PSG.
It's a pity for Everton as we are crying out for another striker as it seems Calvert-Lewin is having to do it himself with Richarlison missing games and not really scoring for a while.
There are no other options worthwhile so Hopefully Carlo has someone in mind soon otherwise I fear that more toothless performances like Friday will be on the cards.
47 Posted 04/01/2021 at 12:24:40
48 Posted 04/01/2021 at 12:27:13
He still has potential to be top class but we can't wait another 2 or 3 seasons for him to adapt and start to fulfil his potential.
He's proven he can score but he contributes little else whilst being lazy and his silly off the field antics remind me how immature he is.
We need ready-made players for this season and next. The rest will take care of itself once we have short term success and playing Champions League football.
49 Posted 04/01/2021 at 12:43:11
Look at that window from 18 months ago: Kean, Gbamin, Delph & Iwobi. A hundred million squid (and god help me I've not gone near the wages) on players, none of whom would make our first eleven.
50 Posted 04/01/2021 at 12:59:19
I am always dubious about players who come into the Premier League from the ''lesser' leagues of Europe unless they actually come from the top one or two teams in that particular league.
There are of course exceptions but Everton have been mugged by far two many pretenders who flatter to deceive.
51 Posted 04/01/2021 at 13:02:42
Iwobi: currently a starter, and improving. Our best option at right wing. Not £35 million, but a decent player.
Kean: a win-win in that even in failure brings a likely profit. Was definitely a risk worth taking.
Gbamin: can't blame Brands for the injury. Incredibly unfortunate.
Delph: useless and need rid. But was only £8 million, and the hope was he'd be an experienced pro who'd provide leadership. On paper, a great deal and many thought it was a coup. But yeah, he's been crap.
Brands is far from setting the world alight, but he ain't no Steve Walsh.
52 Posted 04/01/2021 at 13:07:48
53 Posted 04/01/2021 at 13:10:51
I actually think Steve Walsh is like for like. The truly disastrous buys were all Ron-Rons, Sigurdsson, Williams, Klaassen, Bolasie. But Pickford and Keane (Walsh buys) have held their value.
The one good signing Brands made was Digne. That's one out of I don't know how many. He's spent literally hundreds of millions and we have very little to show for it. Oh, and he has January off.
I think we got lucky that we didn't get absolutely rinsed on the Kean deal, get him out the door as soon as.
54 Posted 04/01/2021 at 13:15:01
"£31M should be enough to re-invest in a Norwich or Watford 'star'."
What, like Godfrey and Richarlison?
55 Posted 04/01/2021 at 13:24:54
How's the position as PR for Marcel going? If he manages to get rid of about five this window and at least gets two of quality in, I'll jump down off this fence.
56 Posted 04/01/2021 at 13:36:56
If no, we then see if he interests not just PSG but the likes of Juventus, Inter, AC Milan as well. If we can pay £20+ million for Tosun, Kean has to be worth way more than £31 million.
57 Posted 04/01/2021 at 13:40:53
Right back seems priority with Jonjoe Kenny not getting a look in. Striker-wise, we seem to have moved away from a front three to more of a 4-4-1-1 which suits Sigurdsson or Rodriguez and, if we have one up top, Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison, then upgrade to wide-men.
58 Posted 04/01/2021 at 13:44:12
59 Posted 04/01/2021 at 13:52:08
Rather than pay more, PSG could potentially tell us to do one and keep the little baby that warmed our bench.
We are lucky they are interested at all.
60 Posted 04/01/2021 at 13:52:21
61 Posted 04/01/2021 at 14:17:14
Personally, I would bring him back now (if we have a recall option) and challenge him to replicate his current form but on the basis we give him a run in the side as the lone striker or part of a front 2. To be fair, we haven't really given him a chance considering he arrived from a different league, 19 years old, not a clear run in the side etc.
In the very few games I saw him play for us there were moments of quality and he offers something different than Calvert-Lewin as he can create something out of nothing whereas Calvert-Lewin needs others to help him and is a way better option, even off the bench, than Cenk Tosun.
It looks like the gaffa wants ready-made proven players in his team so, if that's the case, why not put a bid in for Lukaku or Lacazzete or let's play fantasy football and say Haaland or Lewandoski??
If the gaffa is prepared to take a punt then let's go with the young Swede, Alexander Isak or Atalantas Duvan Zapta, both young and natural goalscorers, the latter with electrifying pace.
End of the day If we do decide to sell, imho, we need to get between £40 to 50 million.
Let's watch this space.
62 Posted 04/01/2021 at 15:03:32
Think we need to sign a forward before we sell Kean or loan Tosun.
63 Posted 04/01/2021 at 15:05:59
If we are going to qualify for European football, we must also bring in two quality players a forward and a midfielder.
No signings = no Europe. Our squad is too weak to keep us in the top six.
We also need to offload Bolasie, Besic, Kenny, Tosun etc.
64 Posted 04/01/2021 at 15:07:01
The right price should be £35-40M summer time but to be honest I would accept something around £33M now. Selling some deadwood plus that amount would generate a proper transfer budget for investment.
Winter usually is not the time for major changes but this year is strange, to say the least, and there are a lot of hidden gems and some not-so-hidden out there if you want to invest.
65 Posted 04/01/2021 at 15:15:34
I just have this horrible feeling we may regret letting go of him. It may be that it was just the wrong time for him but I'd be tieing PSG up into buy back clauses and sell on fees in case this lad turns out to be the real deal.
At that fee level though I'd be having him back at the end of the season, full preseason under his belt with Carlo, better players to play with.
66 Posted 04/01/2021 at 15:19:34
67 Posted 04/01/2021 at 15:53:58
Then tell him the better he plays, the quicker they'll come in for him and the more his wages will be.
A part of my just want's to take the £31M and run, he's a basket case, another Balotelli.
68 Posted 04/01/2021 at 15:57:16
To sell him now for what is being offered is a mistake, as were will we get another young striker with his potential at the same price. There are very few 19-year-old players who come into the Premier League and are instant successes, especially as a striker.
The major complaint by our supporters is we are usually buying older players and castoffs from other clubs and now it seems we should return to our previous policies of selling our young players. We have to lower the age of our squad to build a winning team that can continually compete at the top 4 level.
One of the most expensive players to buy is a proven goalscorer, and the fee we may get for Kean at this moment will not cover the cost of buying a proven scorer.
There are no guarantees a player coming in from another country will be an instant success, so to sell him at this time is a mistake. Leave him were he is and let him continue to improve; if he is that good, we can make a decision in summer to either keep or sell.
69 Posted 04/01/2021 at 16:25:55
Clearly his attitude and off-field antics suggest that he wasn't entirely happy, and who wouldn't want to play for PSG, but do we know for a fact that he wants to leave?
70 Posted 04/01/2021 at 16:38:07
Scores against poor defences when playing for good teams but certainly not the top drawer player advertised. He doesn't seem happy in Blue so get what we can, piss in his kit bag and let him go.
71 Posted 04/01/2021 at 16:46:07
72 Posted 04/01/2021 at 16:46:48
Pat, nice bit of fishing there. You pulled Ian in beautifully.
73 Posted 04/01/2021 at 17:10:05
However, since the Pandemic, those crazy prices have dipped and no longer command the fee teams would expect to pay.
A year ago, Palace wanted £85 Million for Zaha; a year down the line, it is half that. Clubs are not prepared to pay outrageous prices.
On that basis, I would look to strike a deal, £31 Million, with a big percentage add-on clause, rather than try and get a few extra million with no add-ons.
74 Posted 04/01/2021 at 17:50:37
Buying Zaha would be fraught with risk. He has been comfortable at Palace, a big fish in a small pond. His age rules out a viable sell-on option and there is no guarantee that he will settle at another club, especially outside London.
Besides I have not been convinced he has the hunger or drive to improve us. We do however need another forward. Someone with pace, quality, goals and a real desire to make his mark. If we can't buy that player now, better to wait until the summer.
75 Posted 04/01/2021 at 18:02:28
I realise other positions are a priority, but Zouma and Godfrey would be an outstanding partnership for the next 3-4 years. Both of them are fast, aggressive centre-halves.
Look to move Mina and Keane on. We could play with a higher line, that would benefit the whole team.
76 Posted 04/01/2021 at 18:15:28
77 Posted 04/01/2021 at 18:19:04
Look half-decent at times but ONLY when we set up on the edge of our box.
78 Posted 04/01/2021 at 18:29:13
79 Posted 04/01/2021 at 18:29:29
Don't see doing anything more than one or two loans in this windows who are merely squad fillers.
80 Posted 04/01/2021 at 19:12:58
It was obvious to me when he left it was obviously by choice so he favoured a stay there if possible.
It seemed strange at the time but when Ancelotti let him go with basically no fight, that also came across like he didn't want to be here.
I was happy to see a raw talent come here but the circumstances have been awful around his game time, having to play 2nd fiddle to a man with not much more experience and his lack of patience.
Time to go before we end up with a Balotelli character.
81 Posted 04/01/2021 at 19:25:56
82 Posted 04/01/2021 at 19:34:34
His distribution is good. It's his defending that concerns me.
83 Posted 04/01/2021 at 20:36:16
The sale would be a “win-win” at the right price. He is a young man with huge potential, but having tasted the glamour of PSG, there is no way back for him, especially if Pochettino is blowing smoke up his arse.
That said, I cannot help think we could get that man Gana back for a snip, and for me, he walks back into this Everton team. In fact, I could see him as the sole defensive midfield player allowing both The Duke and Allan greater freedom to drive forward.
He was an absolute beast for Everton and so can be again. Sell the callow youth and reclaim our Gana.
84 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:21:34
Fernandes, Graveson, Rooney, Deulofeu, anyone else remember people who weren't as good second time round?
85 Posted 04/01/2021 at 23:37:04
86 Posted 04/01/2021 at 23:53:55
"Mr Brands is reputed to have assured Moises mum and dad the we would “look after” the player when we were in the wooing process to secure his services."
There's kids out there younger than him with rifles in their hands in danger while serving their countries?
I've got no pity for him, the world literaly at his feet with wealth well an truly beyong those who watch him and he behaves like he does.
No pity, just disgust.
87 Posted 04/01/2021 at 23:57:22
Big Donc, you mean Crocodile Dundee's mate from Walkabout Creek in the Northern territory?
88 Posted 05/01/2021 at 00:38:24
I agree I don't think it works going back to clubs.
HK 2 & 3 as manager
Were all worse 2nd time around
Think Landon Donovan was just as good 2nd time around pity we couldn't have actually signed him.
Baines and Jags don't count as they never made senior appearances first time around.
89 Posted 05/01/2021 at 01:10:39
90 Posted 05/01/2021 at 02:05:02
91 Posted 05/01/2021 at 06:38:33
92 Posted 05/01/2021 at 06:51:03
Whatever happened to the water-skiing and the travel!. It matters not what career path you choose, you should still have the right to try to improve it as you see fit.
93 Posted 05/01/2021 at 07:28:41
I can't understand the calls for Gana either. Good player but he couldn't pass a ball to save his life.
We should be looking for the next Gana now.
94 Posted 05/01/2021 at 10:43:32
I just watched the Ronaldo and Maradona docs on Netflix and one thing that comes across is how hard it is to be wrenched out of the protective home bubble/environment. Not everyone will have the personality to just buck up to it, and Kean does not strike me as one of those similar to CR and Maradona.
Personally, I liked the guy, and I hope he blossoms wherever he ends up. Would have been nice if it had been Everton. But maybe Paris is a more natural second home than Merseyside.
95 Posted 05/01/2021 at 10:52:44
96 Posted 05/01/2021 at 11:13:27
Hoping it's somewhat true as it shows carlo sees we are a touch light in that position, even though seamus had a steady start (unfortunately injury prone now) and Jjk not being fancied
97 Posted 05/01/2021 at 11:38:02
If you are the new manager and everyone else are busting their balls at training and on the pitch for you, you work hard at training telling him what he needs to do and how he needs to work harder for the team and stop trying to do too much and so keep losing the ball.
And then he goes on as a sub and doesn't follow any of those instructions. Continually loses the ball, thinks he knows better than a caretaker manager from Scotland.
The lad might be young and you can feel sorry for him but if he won't listen then what can you do.
You have to earn respect from your peers and manager but he had this arrogance that looked like a spoiled kid.
I too am happy that he's doing well so he can make us a profit, but a bit like who he models himself on, he's just not good enough for the English game and unlike DCL isn't willing to learn and change
98 Posted 05/01/2021 at 12:49:56
99 Posted 05/01/2021 at 13:15:15
To be honest, I forget what the passage of the game was at that time or how it ended up but unless he managed to turn the result against us I do not respect Duncan's man management skills on that occasion.
100 Posted 05/01/2021 at 13:24:00
101 Posted 05/01/2021 at 13:29:08
102 Posted 05/01/2021 at 13:52:36
103 Posted 05/01/2021 at 14:43:21
Really wanted him to work out, and does show something if PSG want him after a "trial period".
Loads of decent players in the Championship or top leagues abroad like Germany or France who we can bring in to be better off the bench than who we have currently.
For example, there will be a few flying right full backs that would jump today to move up to the Premier League if the phone call was made.
Transfers or loans, we can make this work out and take us up another level which is touching distance away.
in the words of Starsky and Hutch: "Do it! Do it!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeyXokLQ5kg Do it!
104 Posted 05/01/2021 at 17:58:09
Surely Duncan acted to prevent Kean from turning the game against us? Good management in my book. What do think Duncan should have done?
105 Posted 05/01/2021 at 18:04:30
106 Posted 05/01/2021 at 18:24:34
107 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:04:40
Turning to Gana, and to those who say the second coming of a player is not always good, well, fair enough, but for me his level of commitment and consistency was amongst the best I have seen in the premier league era for Everton. OK, he cant hit a long diagonal ball like Gomes, but he will effect every game he plays in. Hes been badly under used at PSG, but he could definitely be an asset in our midfield and we could afford his wages if we offload Delph, Bolasie, Tosun and Kean this month.
108 Posted 05/01/2021 at 22:07:18
I actually do think he has a lot of talent and if we had the luxury of time, money and a world class squad we could wait and see how he develops etc.
But we need to challenge for European places this season on the pitch but off the pitch our financial accounts potentially becoming an issue if we just splash the cash without offloading an asset.
Therefore sell and reinvest seems a good all-round decision.
Then there's the small problem of Pochettino potentially not wanting to keep an on-loan player.
I do think Pochotihno will wan't to keep Gana, a good athletic team player. As for the talented but individual Neymar, I can't see Pochettino putting up with him, which could offer Kean hope.
109 Posted 07/01/2021 at 00:24:34
110 Posted 08/01/2021 at 00:38:18
Why oh why are we as a club so poverty-minded? He has a contract with us for years, get him back... and, if he doesn't want to play, again, then recoup our initial fee. Clubs will still remember how good he was at PSG.
I am sure that he'd be an upgrade on our current strikers, even playing at 90%. Or demand one of their young up-and-comers plus said £31 million. Do not let this lad go for a quick few million profit.
Rarely do we get this chance, let us, for once use this to our advantage, please. I would rather two immediate starting players from them, like 27 years old or older, rather than, nick a few million that gets us nowhere in the long run, plus keeps us acting amateur.
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