Everton to receive £400k compensation for Isaac Price

17/05/2023 20comments  |  Jump to last

With Isaac Price moving from the Everton Academy to Standard Liege in Belgium this summer to get more senior playing time, Everton are set to receive £400k in compensation.

The 19-year-old Everton U21 player is out of contract but cannot move as a free agent under Bosman rules which kick in at age 23. Instead, under Uefa regulations, Everton will receive £400k as the deemed value of their 12-year investment in his development at the Academy. 

This was a breakthrough season of sorts, with Price making three sub appearances off the bench for the Everton first team against Boreham Wood, Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Those came under Frank Lampard, however, while Sean Dyche has shown very little interest in risking any young players as Everton fight for their Premier League survival. 

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Price becomes yet another example of a young and promising player who is not quite good enough to make the step up from Under-21s to the Premier League and feels he has no alternative but to get more first-team experience on the Continent, Everton's attempts to keep him on their books being in vain. 



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Mike Hayes
1 Posted 17/05/2023 at 22:26:16
At the minute it’s a basket case club - absent board - fighting relegation - 7 managers in as many years - £750m spent and gone backwards - BMD dodgy - possibility of a fine or points deduction - not a good CV for Everton to have at the minute - only way he’d stay would be for a crackpot 20 year contract at £500k a week 🤷💙
Tony Abrahams
2 Posted 17/05/2023 at 22:33:02
I’d bet a pound to a penny that Everton have gave more money to Isaac Price’s family, since he joined us around 10/11 years ago?
Brent Stephens
3 Posted 17/05/2023 at 22:41:56
I had hopes for Isaac, given his ability to win and shield a ball, and his eye for a quick, incisive pass.

Good luck, lad.

Paul Birmingham
4 Posted 17/05/2023 at 23:19:45
Good luck Isaac, and fair play to you for furthering your career, and we’re I hope your talents will be appreciated.

I’m sure, that players from the Everton, youth development and u21, U23s system, over the next few years will follow your example.

John Raftery
5 Posted 17/05/2023 at 23:24:22
One of quite a few Premier League Club Academy products trying their luck abroad. The compensation equates to roughly a month’s pay for one of our highest earners.
Kieran Kinsella
6 Posted 17/05/2023 at 23:46:30

I was thinking it will cover Dele’s wages for the next month je inhales laughing gas (appropriately enough) and poses on Instagram.

Interesting move for Price. Liege are a big club but a fallen giant. Sound familiar? Some Chelsea youth players did well there. Didn’t Frazer Hornby have a spell too? But to think the RS get 20 million for every Jordan Ibe they release ….

Tony Abrahams
7 Posted 18/05/2023 at 07:04:27
It starts with having a plan Kieran, but this has been a non-starter for Everton, since Moshiri came on board, and got his first few disastrous appointment’s badly wrong.
Danny O’Neill
8 Posted 18/05/2023 at 07:19:49
I liked what little I saw of him.

Good luck.

The experience abroad and at a renowned club like Standard Liege, will benefit his development.

Not enough English players do this to build their careers. Never have done. We are mostly home birds.

On the other hand, the English game is flooded with foreign players. Yes, the money plays a role, but foreign players have always been willing to go to other destinations in comparison to British players.

He will learn a lot and I wish him good fortune in building a career in the game, wherever that will be.

Dupont Koo
9 Posted 18/05/2023 at 07:54:15
I think Lampard was really high on Price, to an extent that he refused to agree with Thelwell's preference of loaning out or selling Price last summer.

If that was the case, then it was the typical lack of Asset Management sense of a "Head Coach" that Lampard chose to ignore (or didn't give a s*it about) Price's expiring contract and its Financial Ramifications to the club (had the contract not been renewed).

When we thought dealing with the incomptent Board has already got Thelwell's hands full, here is the mere pittance of £400K as the salt thrown by a foreign club on to Thelwell's (& our) wounds.

John Pickles
10 Posted 18/05/2023 at 09:39:11
So, by my calculations, that's our Profitability and Sustainability rules problems solved, right?
Paul Hewitt
11 Posted 18/05/2023 at 10:28:16
Give it 12 months, he'll probably be worth 10 times that.
James Marshall
12 Posted 18/05/2023 at 10:58:20
Standard Liege - owned by 777 Partners. Coincidence?
Robert Tressell
13 Posted 18/05/2023 at 14:26:46
Is it just me or do the ads now really interfere with writing messages on an android phone? Anyway, I lik
Ajay Gopal
14 Posted 18/05/2023 at 15:02:40
James (12), that is an interesting connection, which might mean he could come back to Everton at some point of time, IF the takeover happens.

Which uncovers a potential route to circumvent the P&S rules. What is to prevent 777 to get Everton to overprice a player and sell such player to a ‘group’ club ? Maybe Paul The Esk could provide some thoughts on this? I get it that the buying club would be saddled with a high cost asset, but a PL club has a lot more commercial value at stake if they call foul of the rules, and this could be a convenient way to temporarily get out of a sticky situation?

Paul Kossoff
15 Posted 20/05/2023 at 18:24:35
No loyalty for giving him a living and career for 12 years, another money-grabbing shithouse.

How many more rats to leave the sinking ship?

Paul Kossoff
16 Posted 20/05/2023 at 18:33:34
That's why this club is so poor in everything it does. When players who are on unbelievable wages give nothing back and walk out for nothing, people are wishing over-paid hyped-up lazy bastards "All the best."

The club that keeps on giving, only to the wrong people. I bet the line of under-achievers who leave at season's end are dwarfed by the well-wishers that support this club.

Ian Bennett
17 Posted 20/05/2023 at 18:42:19
I don't see a Premier League footballer, so I don't see quite the same level of nonsense to be honest.

He might go on to be a world beater, but I don't think he's shown anything to think that.

How's Thierry Small these days...

Roger Helm
18 Posted 30/05/2023 at 19:59:51
Steady on, if a young player isn’t getting a chance to play, isn’t it reasonable for him to try elsewhere?
Tony Abrahams
19 Posted 30/05/2023 at 20:30:10
Price is only doing what most young players would probably do, imo, although he's obviously going to make himself a lot of money by transferring to another country which helps keep the compensation package very low.

There has been no stability at Everton for years and the constant chopping and changing of managers has obviously massively reduced the chances of a pathway into our first team for any young players coming through. This has got to be a major part of our reset, imo, because it now seems more important than ever for us to really start concentrating on producing very good young footballers again.

This will not only save us money, it should also make us money, as well as helping us to grow an identity that has got lost since we started changing managers every year.

Barry Hesketh
20 Posted 07/06/2023 at 17:07:30
Everton Under-21s will begin their pre-season schedule with a friendly against Duncan Ferguson's Forest Green Rovers on Wednesday 19 July (7pm BST).

Paul Tait's young Blues start preparations for the 2023-24 campaign against the League Two club at their New Lawn Stadium home.

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