Everton Rumours Archive November 28 2011


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28 Nov 2011 13:37:21
JERMAIN DEFOE has asked Tottenham for a January loan move to keep his Euro 2012 dreams alive.

And Everton are leading a clutch of Premier League clubs eager to take the England striker for the ­second half of the season.

Defoe fears his lack of first-team starts will cost him a place in Fabio Capello’s squad – and gave interested clubs a timely ­reminder with the winner at West Brom yesterday.

The hitman was left out of Sven Goran Eriksson’s squad for the 2006 World Cup after falling out of ­favour with then-Spurs boss Martin Jol.

And although Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is ­desperate to keep Defoe happy at White Hart Lane, he also understands the player’s England concerns and faces a dilemma.

Likewise, Defoe realises that Redknapp is unlikely to break up a successful starting team, with Spurs soaring in recent weeks with Rafa van der Vaart playing in the hole behind lone striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Defoe does not want to leave Tottenham for good because he still ­believes he can cut it with a top-six club and wants ­another stab at Champions League football.

The fact that Adebayor is only on a season-long loan from Manchester City means a starting place could open up again for Defoe in the longer term. Yet his ­contract runs out in the summer of 2013 and there have been no talks over ­extending that agreement.

But a loan would suit the player – and Everton boss David Moyes, desperate for more strike power, would love to bring Defoe to ­Goodison.

QPR have asked about signing him on a permanent deal and could be ­interested in a loan.

Redknapp values Defoe very highly and knows Spurs would miss him as a goalscoring sub.

But Capello has made it abundantly clear that he will not ­consider players who are not starting regularly for their clubs.

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THIS would be my squad
Barkley or Cahill

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Sounds good! If we get him (big if) moyes will have to change his tactics! Defoe is not a loan striker!

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This style of writing, inserting noun's with foreign accents and euro signs at the start and end of words, looks very much like the style used by the person who posted the long winded and well crafted rubbish about an arab takeover. I can smell RS bulls**t again.

Behind Blue Eyes {Ed002's Note - It is cut and paste from a Bristish paper - The People.}

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If that is the case, then I apologise to the author of this post for my rudeness.


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I don't see what the fuss is about if he was that good Harry would be playing him every week!

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It will not happen. Why would fat Harry let him go out on loan when he is on the fringes of a team that looks like a possibility for the CL? Defoe is a great back-up. Unless we come up with hard cash (say 8m+), then it won't happen.


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28 Nov 2011 12:02:47
I think these players could be pretty reasonable transfer targets for January:

Anthony Stokes-Striker-Celtic-Around 6 million maybe-45 games 22 goals for Celtic since joining them

Gary Hooper-Striker-Celtic-Around 6 million maybe-41 games 29 goals since joining them

Anthony Pilkington-RM-Norwich-Worth:2-3 million maybe-12 games 4 goals this season

Burak Yilmaz-CAM/CF-Trabzonspor-6-7 million-7 games 2 goals this season

Kane Ferdinand-MID-Southend-Less than 1 million surely-23 games 6 goals this season

(Kane Ferdinand is playing very well for Southend and has been there best player this season. He's only 19 and wouldn't cost alot of money so could be worth a shot)
(Burak Yilmaz is pretty good and could be used as an attacking midfielder. Seems like a pretty creative player and could fill in for Arteta, even if its only temporary. Could be handy as a squad player once we get a full time replacement for Arteta.)
(Anthony Pilkington can play right wing, opposite Drenthe. Maybe have Coleman drop back to right back, then we could be very dangerous down the wings going forward, plenty of pace in Pilkington, Baines, Coleman and Drenthe.)
(Stokes and Hooper are two very wiry strikers who could cause problems for defenders. Maybe having a big striker like Vellios for one of them to play off of.)

What do you think Ed?
I think they are very reasonable transfer targets money wise and they could sort out our goal problem. Also, i'm not saying go for every player.


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I'd say if we got those we would be relegated. We need a recognized striker along with a couple of quality players..at least prem experienced..just my opinion.

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Everton are not going to be relegated or get anywhere near being relegated. Where do people get this stuff from? Surely not everyone on this site belongs to the Blue Union, who are not exaclty knowledgable let's face it......

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I'm not in the blue union haha, It's not getting stuff from anywhere.like I said its just my OPINION which everyone is entitled to.them players stated I THINK arnt anywhere near the standard we need,if all those players was most are team I believe we wouldn't be in the prem for long. it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work that 1 out.

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All of those you have mentioned are mediocre players, in mediocre teams in mediocre leagues. I would rather stick with what we have than waste what little money we have.

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Im not in the blue union but agree with what they are about and to say the lads who run the BU are not knowledgable, well just shows how much you know NAFF ALL. You just keep going on the official EFC site and reading the Echo and listening to Sharp and believing everything is Rosie with Billy Liar.PADDOCKBLUE

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Lads, there just suggestions. I think one or two of them could be fairly good signings and would be within our budget.
I put Kane Ferdinand there because, firstly, he's young (19) and so far is the best player in League Two. He could become very good in a few years and would't cost alot of money, so he's worth the risk. Does anyone else have any suggestions, taking our budget into account?
What do you think Ed?

Breeno {Ed025's Note - the problem as i see it breeno, is that players i want are too expensive. defoe, bent, berbatov etc....we can only afford mediocrity, unless something develops on the buyout front.

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Wasn't Stokes terrible at Sunderland?!

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They arent good enough for our bench

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Stokes couldnt get a game for sunderland! hoppers scored goals yeah but how couldnt score goals in that joke of a league

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