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Everton eyeing Spain and Brazil for possible striking options

| 30/05/2023 33comments  |  Jump to last

With the 2022-23 season now done and Everton now sure of Premier League football for another year, the inevitable transfer speculation begins, with gossip outlets wasting no time in grinding out stories.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blues are targeting Almeria forward El Bilal Toure whom they assert the club's scouts have been monitoring for a while. The 21-year-old has six goals and two assists to his name in 20 Liga appearances this season and could cost as much as £25m. 

Meanwhile, as reported by Sport Witness, Goal Brasil claim that Everton have "made contact" with the representatives of Yuri Alberto of Corinthians as Sean Dyche begins the process with Kevin Thelwell of making his first signings as the Blues' boss.

Alberto, 22, has scored 16 goals in 53 appearances for the São Paulo club having bagged 30 in 85 games of Internacional. He also made his senior debut for Brazil in March this year.

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The Toffees are expected to make signing a centre-forward a top priority this summer given Dominic Calvert-Lewin's ongoing injury concerns and the failed signing of Neal Maupay last August.

Maupay continues to be linked with a move to Salernitana in Italy.

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Mike Hayes
1 Posted 30/05/2023 at 20:34:47
And so it begins – every Tom Dick and Harry will be linked with us from now until kick-off in August.

We just need to bide our time and choose the right players instead of the mish-mash jigsaw square pegs in round holes buying over the last 7 years. 🤷💙

Stephen Davies
2 Posted 30/05/2023 at 20:43:03
Yes, it begins.

Coast released.

Onana posts Hashtag #Imout

Soren Moyer
3 Posted 30/05/2023 at 20:56:14
Wait! There is more:

We are after Aberdeen striker Duk, price: £10million,

We apparently want to sign out of contract RB Leipzig 20-year-old midfielder Tom Krauß for £5million,

Toffees in pole position to sign Beto,

And so on.

Kieran Kinsella
4 Posted 30/05/2023 at 20:59:49

Duk doesn't sound like a promising name for a striker any more than Nil, Blank, Zero, or Maupay.

Stu Darlington
5 Posted 30/05/2023 at 21:31:14
Here we go again.Another revolution of the Magic Roundabout. I wonder if Bookies are giving odds on how many names Everton will be linked with before the end of this window?
One thing is certain however,strikers are our most pressing need,we definitely need to focus our recruitment on this position before preseason begins, but I fear we will have to endure the media feeding frenzy of lies,rumour,fantasy and manipulation first.Notwithstanding the dubious dealings of the real power brokers of the game,namely the Agents!
Will Mabon
6 Posted 30/05/2023 at 21:35:36
“Believe nothing you hear, only one half that you see, and barely 10% of transfer rumours.”
Kieran Kinsella
7 Posted 30/05/2023 at 21:39:29
Big news we've "signed" (re-signed by normal definitions) Higgins to a one year deal for the under 21s today. Busy man Thelwell, what with the club being one of only five that hasn't arranged a single preseason friendly yet. I guess there are 120 more important things on his list than players and games.
Barry Robson
8 Posted 30/05/2023 at 21:47:18
I've heard friendlies with Rennes and Bordeux on the cards?
Tony Abrahams
9 Posted 30/05/2023 at 21:50:02
Maybe it’s going to be a little mini-tournament Barry, because those two clubs are 460 kilometers apart!
Brian Hennessy
10 Posted 30/05/2023 at 21:52:23
The only Brazil striker we can afford at the moment would be Alan Brazil.

Come to think of it, he would probably be an upgrade on Maupay.

Kieran Kinsella
11 Posted 30/05/2023 at 22:01:10

Nothing announced yet. Maybe FAB encouraged the club to reinvigorate the African fan base after the prior tour we can go and play the Ghanaian Cape Coast Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs. Surely with our big men we'd have a chance of scoring a few from corners.

Pat Kelly
12 Posted 30/05/2023 at 23:27:19
We're not buying anyone until we sell Onana and/or Pickford.

I've no confidence in Thelwell being able to sign anyone useful. The best he could do to improve our chances is to hire a double decker bus, load it with the squad and drive it as far away as possible.

Hopefully, our squad will be unrecognisable next season. And I'm not talking cosmetic surgery.

Laurie Hartley
13 Posted 31/05/2023 at 02:17:26
I wonder if Pochettino will play Richarlsion? I made a joke about this to Robert Tressell on his thread but it wouldn't be the first time we have sold a player to Spurs and it didn't work out for them. Remember Steven Pienaar?

Richarlison must be totally fed up warming the bench at Spurs. If no-one came in for him, I really wonder if a loan deal would be good for us and him? I would have him back in a flash.

Alan J Thompson
14 Posted 31/05/2023 at 03:50:48
It all depends on how much we have to put down and the monthly repayments.

I'd be very surprised if those at the Premier League who have been overlooking Everton's accounts would sanction any transfer that isn't covered by money coming in, at least until the "independent commission" has reported on Everton's intentions regards the financial position.

It's less a case of what we want and more what we might be allowed unless it can be shown that this is just part of trading our way out of this mess.

Mike Gaynes
15 Posted 31/05/2023 at 03:58:47
I'm just happy we're finally going to be fishing for strikers on the west side of the pond. Better deals over here.
Mike Gaynes
16 Posted 31/05/2023 at 04:10:16
Laurie #13,

I'm neither endorsing nor lobbying against the idea, but just FYI, ESPN named Richarlison to the Premier League Worst 11 this season.

That's gotta burn deep.

He'll be highly motivated next season.

Lester Yip
17 Posted 31/05/2023 at 06:55:51
Laurie #13,

Now with Pochettino back, perhaps he can motivate Deli once more?

Give him back to Spurs and we have Richarlison. Win-win. haha...

Sam Hoare
18 Posted 31/05/2023 at 07:12:43
Getting the right striker in this summer will be crucial. I don't think it even necessarily needs to be someone who will score buckets of goals. We looked much better with Calvert-Lewinback even though he wasn't scoring but we need someone who can hold it up and bring the team further forwards.

I can't see Richarlison returning yet. He'll be desperate to prove himself at Spurs and whoever his new manager is (not Pochettino who's going to Chelsea) will give him a blank slate, I'm sure. Plus they may lose Kane this summer.

Jon Harding
19 Posted 31/05/2023 at 11:29:38
I don't think we'll be signing anyone this summer, I'm afraid.
We have the financial investigation ongoing which could lead to a fine, points deduction or even relegation. How can any "business" decisions be made with that uncertainty hanging over us? Plus there's the stadium financing issues to be factored in.
Trying to balance the books will probably see us sell a prized asset before the financial year end on 30 June as we did with Richi last year. (He's made his bed and can lie in it now as far as I'm concerned btw.)
I can't see many sales of other squad members as nobody will match their overly-generous Everton wages.
However, I remain very positive with Dyche as manager. His 21 points in 15 games for us last season extrapolates to 46 points in a full season. Can we live with that for 2023/24 while the stadium's finished?
We definitely need left back cover though.
Steve Shave
20 Posted 31/05/2023 at 11:30:15
Mike whatever happened to that fella Brandon Vasquez you were touting a year or so ago? I think he played for Cincinnati? I did the obligatory YouTube after and thought he looked like a real prospect.
Andrew Keatley
21 Posted 31/05/2023 at 12:07:50
Laurie (13) - I was told (indirectly but from a reliable source) that Richarlison was a bit of a bad egg within the club. Apparently he didn’t really talk to anyone - players or staff. Bad for morale basically.
Christine Foster
22 Posted 31/05/2023 at 12:22:25
Hmm I think Richarlison is a bit of a scapegoat at Spurs tbh, Conte set him up as selfish, mud stuck..I cannot see him staying, loan or sale, tell u what Mr Levi, will do a straight shop for Deli Alli?
Garry Martin
23 Posted 31/05/2023 at 15:33:29
Beginning to like Dyce's management style by the day.

Immediately after the Bournemourh game he stated all the wrongs with EFC which, is refreshing to hear because to many managers go along with the owners or executive strategy of keeping quiet.
Dyce has made clear the wrongs and has immediatlely started the search for players who will strenghten our side for next season. Mr Thelwell will probably be an onlooker during this process due to the fact thatnot many of his prior buys were groundbreaking players.
Good luck Sean and, please bring home some decent players who can become influential in our 23/24 season.


Kirk McArdle
24 Posted 31/05/2023 at 16:27:30
Drop in the ocean compared to our FFP issues but we received £40M+ in Jan for Gordon and Juventus are due to drop £24M+ for the permanent signing back of Kean. Surely these will be on this years incoming balance sheet and then after 30th June we can spend a bit? Like last year when we sold Richi last minute dot com and then spent on McNeill, Maupay, Onana.

Or am I wrong here?

Raymond Fox
25 Posted 31/05/2023 at 16:52:40
Will Pickford be with us next season, I have my doubts. It cant have been much fun for him the last two seasons but maybe he sees it different.

I'd hate to lose him though but maybe he will have to be sold, Dyche might have to raise money from somewhere and he's easily our most saleable player.

He'd be a very big loss.

Steve Croston
26 Posted 31/05/2023 at 19:36:45
Pace, power and commitment. Those are the attributes Dyche will be looking for in all areas.

I refuse to believe there aren't some real bargains to be had around Europe and South America. I fully trust our circular-bearded maestro and hope the board will back him.

Brendan McLaughlin
27 Posted 31/05/2023 at 20:07:12
Sorry, Steve #26,

But I remember being told that Martinez, Koeman, Silva et al would bring undiscovered rough diamond European and South American bargains to Everton. Didn't happen.

Of course that doesn't mean that Sean won't either but I'll not be holding my breath.

Steve Croston
28 Posted 31/05/2023 at 20:13:39
Brenda's #27

I hope I'm right, but time will tell I suppose. Dyche just strikes me as the prudent type is all I was getting at... definitely Rich Tea biscuits at his house, none of those fancy chocolate Hob Nobs!

Tony Abrahams
29 Posted 31/05/2023 at 20:15:52
From start to finish, I thought that the interview Dyche gave after Sunday's game was the best thing I've heard come from any person connected to Everton for absolute donkey's years, Gerry.

It was brutally honest and it showed he is a thoroughly professional manager who has waited very patiently or until he had got the job he was employed to do, done, before he decided to tell us a few home truths about dysfunctional Everton. Hopefully his warnings are heeded.

Brendan McLaughlin
30 Posted 31/05/2023 at 20:25:08
Steve #28,

I hope you are right too. As for the biscuit analogy, I think Sean may be so prudent, you might very well have to bring your own!

I hope and believe it will go well for Sean Dyche and Everton.

Mick O'Malley
31 Posted 01/06/2023 at 14:06:38
Brighton have signed some cracking players from South America for reasonable fees, it would be great to tap into that market, one thing is for sure, we can’t start the season with the perennial injured DCL as our main hope for goals, as effective as he is at holding the ball up and leading the line his injury record is awful and for me he is not clinical enough. That Julio Ensico who Brighton signed looks a cracking player, I think he cost £9 million, and they got MacAllister and Casiedo pretty cheap who now have £60 million plus valuations, also Mitoma from Japan for £2.5 million, these players are out there, let’s hope our scouting network can find us some similar players
Anthony Hawkins
32 Posted 01/06/2023 at 16:28:19
Anyone saying we won't sign anyone this summer - we simply have to. If not we will be relegated next season. No if's but's or maybe's. The squad simply isn't good enough especially without a reasonable striker.

As a manager I'd immediately resign if we get to the end of the transfer window and no-one is signed.

Andy Meighan
33 Posted 03/06/2023 at 21:28:07
Just sneakily ask Brighton who they're looking at, then offer a bit more than them.

Simple game this football.

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