I?m just wondering what the next move is going to be with regards to Steven Pienaar.
David Moyes is in a difficult situation: he never should have sold the guy in the first place. Spurs' style of football currently doesn?t suite him, he needs to be surrounded by ball players.
It would make perfect business sense for Moyes to push for another loan deal, but I?m almost sure Spurs would not entertain the suggestion. My guess is they?ll sell for about £4.5M.
Then there?s the salary issue as well. What he?s currently earning at Spurs he can easily get elsewhere. Should he sign for us, this would cause havoc within the camp with regards to salary structures.
Any way this is looked at, Everton ultimately looses. Questions will need to be asked: Why was he not given an improved contract in the first place instead of now having to cough up a wage increase and massive transfer fee?
Ricardo Humphries, Posted 25/04/2012 at 06:57:39
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376 Posted 25/04/2012 at 14:28:35
We desperately need wingers for both sides of the pitch though. They should definitely be our priorities in the summer (should we have any money).
385 Posted 25/04/2012 at 15:01:52
For whatever reason it didn't work out for him at spurs. My guess is he will end up here next year. I think if Spurs do go for Rogers though that might put a spanner in the works as he rates Pienaar highly.
386 Posted 25/04/2012 at 15:06:43
388 Posted 25/04/2012 at 15:08:48
407 Posted 25/04/2012 at 16:07:25
It was Spurs who took the gamble of paying £3m in January 2011 (considering they could've had him for free 6 months later) and give pienaar £70k per week which he accepted and knew he was in for European football, something EFC can't offer.
Spurs have every right to recoup their money and considering he still has 3 full seasons on his Spurs contract we won't be able to get him on the cheap Everton-style prices. My guess is he will return to Spurs' pre-season camp, have a word with their manager, and tell him he wants to come back. My guess is we could have him back for what we paid and put him back on the contract we originallly offered him. I think it would suit everyone.
He can't get in Spurs team, we need him, he needs games. He's a top player, I hope he's back here in time for August. And just to agree with the above, there will be no continual loan agreements (as was the case with Jo).
409 Posted 25/04/2012 at 16:25:32
410 Posted 25/04/2012 at 16:20:43
The Board has found it beyong them to generate funds by building a new ground or developing the old one.They have also failed to attract a buyer or substantial investor.
As I say,simples.....and I can see no sign of that situation changing.
412 Posted 25/04/2012 at 16:30:55
Incidentally you did not answer the question from another thread (which is a genuine question by the way), which is what made you change your mind?
413 Posted 25/04/2012 at 16:34:54
416 Posted 25/04/2012 at 16:35:14
Like all bar 3 or 4 clubs in the Premiership most clubs are trying to balance the books and in most cases failing. The demand on clubs by supporters to always buy new players, irrispective of whether the club can afford it must be a problem for most chairmen.
Moyes understandably has asked for funds to buy players early in the next transfer window, but seeing as the banks have refused to lend Everton any money for transfers I am not sure how we make the funds for new transfers available.
Yes we could sell to buy, but someone has to want to buy your players for that to happen. Probably only Baines,Fellaini,Jelavic and possibly Rodwell would bring in sufficient funds to make it worthwhile.
But as a manager who has spent years putting the squad together doesnt want to see his best players sold. So there lies the problem, I am glad its a problem I dont have to deal with. Because whatever decision is made the fans will crucify you for it.
422 Posted 25/04/2012 at 16:53:47
Apparently the FA are going to announce the new England manager before the end of the season, so we probably won't have long to wait to find out.
It could be a Managerial Merry Go Round in the summer, with someone replacing Harry, someone replacing whoever replaces Harry and so on and so forth.
423 Posted 25/04/2012 at 17:10:19
There's only two clubs in the country that I think he would go to, where he could actually be given time to build as he has at everton, which would be a genuine improvement;
Man Utd, Arsenal.
428 Posted 25/04/2012 at 17:14:50
451 Posted 25/04/2012 at 18:28:10
Having said all that, I`m not sure how someone of his ilk would go down with Evertonians, though!
534 Posted 26/04/2012 at 03:14:36
Why couldn't we offer pay parity? 'Cos we're skint and run like a corner shop by our board.
535 Posted 26/04/2012 at 03:19:31
Don't forget the 23% of "other operating costs"
536 Posted 26/04/2012 at 03:25:08
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