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Everton tracking Union Berlin's Becker

| 30/01/2023 31comments  |  Jump to last

Dutch-born striker Sheraldo Becker is the latest name to be linked with Everton as the club seek striking reinforcements ahead of tomorrow's deadline.

The 27-year-old Surniname international is currently plying his trade at Union Berlin where he reportedly has a release clause that the Blues could trigger if they want to land him this month.

Becker has played 77 league games for Union since 2019, scoring 14 goals but currently operates as a second forward with Jordan Pefok.

At his previous club ADO Den Haag he played 88 times in the League and notched 12 times.

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According to Sky Sport in Germany, Becker would be open to a move to the Premier League but his current club, who sit in second place in the Bundesliga, don't want to lose him.

Everton have been linked with a number of forwards this month, including Arnaut Danjuma who performed an 11th-hour u-turn and signed for Tottenham last week.

They continune to be linked with Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana and have been mentioned as possible suitors for Andre Ayew who is out of contract at Qatar club Al Sadd in the summer.

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Neil Thomas
1 Posted 30/01/2023 at 19:38:13
God help us
Steve Cotton
2 Posted 30/01/2023 at 19:46:36
If we have even put a bid in for Sulemana I will be shocked...
Gavin Johnson
3 Posted 30/01/2023 at 19:52:27
I'd like us to be looking at the tall German World Cup striker from Bremen over this guy.
Robert Tressell
4 Posted 30/01/2023 at 20:12:54
He's having a decent season but has had a very, very unremarkable career so far - and will never be more expensive than he is now, having hit 7 goals for a 2nd place Union Berlin side.

I suspect this is just a case of a mediocre player hitting an unlikely purple (ish) patch in a team that's found a good rhythm.

I'd be surprised if he'd be a good signing for us.

Soren Moyer
5 Posted 30/01/2023 at 20:28:54
5′ 11″ and 14 goals since 2019! Didn't we wasted 15 mil on someone similar last summer with better scoring record than him!?
Steve Cotton
6 Posted 30/01/2023 at 20:38:47
Do we assume Coventry have f**ked us off then
Fran Mitchell
7 Posted 30/01/2023 at 20:41:31
rather we just bank on Simms, DCL and Maupay if the alternative is just signing someone no better than Tosun.

we'll be linked with about 50 players in the next 24 hours so let's see.

confident, I am not

Gavin Johnson
8 Posted 30/01/2023 at 20:51:20
Coventry must smell our desperation when they allegedly want £25m for Gyokeres. Stay clear. We're desperate but not that desperate. Simms has a better goal for mins stats at Sunderland.

Saints have had a £3m bid accepted for Dembele. A player who has done it in the Prem before...Why aren't we bidding??

Ray Roche
9 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:06:17
I can’t watch Sky Sports…. The transfer special just seems to show every bugger strengthening their team bar us.
Tomorrow, five minutes before the window ‘slam’s shut’, we’ll announce, with BPB’s theatrical aplomb, the signing of Alphonse le Merdé from the Corsican second tier. A plumber by trade, he’ll be given the job of stopping our leaky defence. I despair.
Colin Glassar
10 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:08:23
For a sec I thought it was Boris Becker.
Barry Hesketh
11 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:09:09
Ray @9
I'd be surprised if we managed to sign Le Merde from the Corsican 2nd tier as Southport have already put in a 5 figure bid for him, I get the impression that Dyche will try to go with what is already at the club, gawd help us.
James Marshall
12 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:11:15
We'd probably have more chance of signing Boris Becker, Colin, and he's overweight, too old and bankrupt and since leaving prison is barred from the UK.
Nick Page
13 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:16:01
Fran 7 - we signed Tosun for an eye watering £27m on big wages. It’s not that we signed him, it’s what we paid and what it cost us. And that’s the problem - the fuckwits like Kenwright and Baxter who are involved in everything that they shouldn’t be anywhere near. I’m sure there were plenty of forwards available at the time, but this lot wouldn’t have noticed.
Kieran Kinsella
14 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:20:03

Becker (Boris) is free again. Finished his stint in Wandsworth. He knows how to get around the grass, dives a bit, not sure his tendency to hit over the net would help us though.

Ray Roche
15 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:21:54
Barry, we’re doomed if that’s the case. Outbid by Southport. I can actually believe it.
Ernie Baywood
16 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:22:51
We don't really have the luxury of signing proven talent. There isn't a proven top flight goalscorer in the top 5 league that would consider us.

We'll have to take a bit of a chance. Go for someone who generally fits a mould of what the manager wants in that position.

We should definitely be prepared to be underwhelmed with the players we bring in. I very much doubt they will be obviously successful signings. But time will tell. And I'm pretty sure that, of the players we need, they aren't all at the club yet.

Colin Glassar
17 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:24:19
Boris Becker probably has a better shot on him than this fella.
Kieran Kinsella
18 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:26:10

We're usually linked with Charlie Austin this time of year (or at least since Riquelme retired). He's still only 33, averaging 1.5 goals per game (Granted he's played two games in league 2). Maybe a cheeky 5 quid bid?

Gavin Johnson
19 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:39:17
It would actually be so Everton to sell Gordon and then dilute the quality of the team even more buying a 27-year-old who's had one exceptional half-season in his whole career.
Stu Darlington
20 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:40:41
Nice to know we’re still tracking so late in the window.
The Board must be knackered,they’ve done more tracking than Hawkeye.
Nathan Ford
21 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:45:42
Really depressing reading us linked to this when Southampton have had a 3m bid accepted for Dembele. Surely he's worth a punt at least he's been known to score regularly and is younger. We could offer a relegation release clause of 3m to get him through the door and sell him for the same price If the worst case scenario happens. This would be a more cost efficient risk as well.

I just feel this pent up rage everytime I look at what we're linked with. Looks like it will be easier for me to watch the boys away next year at Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea coming from South Wales as Its looking grimmer with each passing minute

Mike Gaynes
22 Posted 30/01/2023 at 22:09:23
I'd rather see us go after the Yank Pefok than his caddy. Pefok at least knows where the net is.
Jack Convery
23 Posted 31/01/2023 at 01:32:27
Andre Ayew it is then. Just released and available on a free. Last played 23rd Jan 2023.

Age 33. Ghana International / Captain.

Plays RW / LW / CF / AM.

Last 2 seasons has played 38 games - Goals 22 / Assists 3.

He's free so right up our alley. So we'll probably spend £15 - £25m on a winger and another £10 to £15m on Che Adams !!

How Sweet It Is To Be An Idiot.

Mike Gaynes
24 Posted 31/01/2023 at 01:34:27
Ayew kidding me, Jack?
Jack Convery
25 Posted 31/01/2023 at 01:53:35
Well he's free Mike !!! We are talking Everton !!! I did see one report mention him - no smoke without fire as they say. His contract did run until June 2023 but he's apparently terminated his contract.

See this Mike.

Ed Prytherch
26 Posted 31/01/2023 at 02:47:52
Andre Ayew was even less impressive than his nasty brother when they were both at Swansea.
Alan J Thompson
27 Posted 31/01/2023 at 04:35:03
Look, it's all you people's fault. If you hadn't frightened the Board they could have met anywhere but now have to find somewhere safe, secure and possibly secret to meet as it seems West Ham said they couldn't have them there again, you know, being relegation rivals. To quote our CEO,"What window, does anything overlook it and can you safely stick your head out of it?"
Jim Bennings
28 Posted 31/01/2023 at 07:09:41
Lacina Troare mark 2.

We need to give this one a wide berth.

Keith Gleave
29 Posted 31/01/2023 at 08:15:09
Please, stats are totally unimpressive. We need somebody who knows where the net is, is not 33. Dembele is a proven scorer.
John Graham
30 Posted 31/01/2023 at 11:10:53
Surely we can do better than this.

Yes we are short of transfer funds.

Yes we are probably going down at the end of the season.

But surely we can do better than this.

Look at all of the teams around us bringing in either experienced we'll known dependable players or young players who are eager to prove themselves, either on loan or on low salaries.

We go for an average older player who will want big money because he is having his best, but probably a fairly average season. Or we look at players nearing the end of their careers who will want a couple of years on their contract and big money.

Forget having a new manager, we need a new DOF and scouting system.

Pat Kelly
31 Posted 31/01/2023 at 14:48:45
We will all be highly knowledgeable of every second rate striker across Europe before the day is out.

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