No problems are expected on either front and the ex-Rapd Vienna man could be joined by Kostas Minolas. The Greek defender is set for a £500,000 move from AEK Athens, although that deal was reported by the BBC as being dependent on the Jelavić negotiations and the final up-front fee due to Rangers.
A report in The Guardian suggests that Rangers initially rejected an offer of £5m for the 26-year-old forward but it seems as though an increase of £1m was enough to land the player in spite of West Ham United having had a £7m bid rejected this month. Everton are believed to have offered more cash up front and the player's own insistence that Goodison was where he wanted to go was probably instrumental.
There have also been murmurings concerning a potential third deadline-day arrival, with Guillaume Hoarau of Paris St Germain mentioned most often. The French forward has fallen down the pecking order at PSG and Moyes is reportedly looking to bring him on loan until the end of the season.
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136 Posted 31/01/2012 at 01:18:40
From the SPL but seems to have natural finishing skills. Fingers crossed we need this badly.
137 Posted 31/01/2012 at 01:37:17
138 Posted 31/01/2012 at 01:40:57
142 Posted 31/01/2012 at 02:06:53
Have to say this mix and match the last few months is our current problem, yet the solution (Oh boy). Just keep us up this season gents so we can get new ownership (It's fucked-up to have to view my team this way).
Liking the guys we have (especially when our injured are back). But it takes time for players to understand one another.
Fingers crossed as always.
144 Posted 31/01/2012 at 02:33:03
Ownership had to let some money go. Had to. Without your pressure BU, we wouldn't have moved on Jelavic.
How he's going to do remains to be seen. But, I'm convinced, no move would have been made without pressure brought to bear on Kenwright/Green et al.
Good on the Blue Union.
146 Posted 31/01/2012 at 02:35:06
I would have thought anything up to 23/24 would have been closer to the mark. Just a bit more financial upside to the deal.
But I guess you can only buy what's out there. Hopefully he comes in and does well.
149 Posted 31/01/2012 at 02:49:30
151 Posted 31/01/2012 at 02:38:02
155 Posted 31/01/2012 at 03:28:01
£6m pretty steep for unproven striker with questionable goal ratio prior to Rangers.
157 Posted 31/01/2012 at 02:37:56
Decent player but not top class; hope he finds the net for us if we buy him. COYB
159 Posted 31/01/2012 at 05:01:03
163 Posted 31/01/2012 at 06:01:08
164 Posted 31/01/2012 at 06:20:11
Any idea what price Wigan are asking for Rodallega?
I hope that Moyes plays 2 upfront today, and takes the game to Man City.
Come on, Everton!
167 Posted 31/01/2012 at 07:08:29
Moyes has got quite a lot of youngsters who will hopefully come through. But we do need someone for today! We need to stay up this season, which isn't a done deal by any means.
168 Posted 31/01/2012 at 07:41:19
170 Posted 31/01/2012 at 07:48:02
Some people are never happy.
171 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:07:34
172 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:07:12
173 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:01:57
My concern is that our key issue of pace, or the lack of it, has not been addressed. The speed of our build up play is so easy to defend and that's why we struggle to create opportunities let alone score.
For a forward to succeed within the current style of play at Everton he has to be almost self-sufficient, be able to find space in a split second, and have a finishing ratio of almost 1 in 1 - we are looking at world class in other words. We do not have world clsss money - so Jelavic it is. We must back him and not saddle the responsibility of how we spent what little we had onto his shoulders. With £6M, Moyes had some (not a lot, agreed) options. For me, I would have gone for Hoilett and create more opportunities for a combination of Saha, and Vellios to finish.
Be brilliant if there was another addition today...but given I am amazed that this has gone through, I am not expecting it.
174 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:23:14
175 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:25:43
John #168 ? I don't believe we have offered £6 million for him! This one I'm sure will be undisclosed, Rangers are in dire financial problems (worse than us) and, if the many rumours from trusted sources are true, they still owe us at least £2m from the Ball transfer. Yes, way back in 2001!
176 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:23:57
I'm similarly sceptical that he will actually sign but if he does I'll be 100% behind him and won't judge him until he's had a decent stint in an Everton shirt.
177 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:37:21
179 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:32:41
180 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:31:34
Like everyone else,I have no idea if Jelavic will be the answer to our prayers but both Chairman and Manager have a lot riding on him.
If he grabs `a shedfull`,support for Blue Union will gradually fade away and Davey will again be The Moyseyiah.If he`s no better than what we have,it`s Armagedon for both of them!
181 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:51:41
182 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:58:26
I am biting my lip and trying my best not to use expletives.
183 Posted 31/01/2012 at 08:57:31
Just looked at some of his goals for rangers on u tube and he does seem to score all types of goals, rebounds of the keeper, overheads, headers and even 1 free kick. As i said before who knows if he will be hit or miss but at least give him a chance to pull the everton jersey on and have a go before we decide.
185 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:15:06
187 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:15:50
If you want to see the result of fan power look across the park at that bunch of cunts. Got one half decent manager sacked (Hodgson) and replaced him with a senile has been. (Dalglish). Much as I dislike Kenwright, I don't want our club run by a bunch of self-appointed gobshites.
189 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:28:36
James Stewart ? picking up on your point, is his goals ratio prior to joining Rangers really that questionable?.? Before Rangers he scored 51 in 159 games, so 1 in 3, which is 10+ a season.
Admittedly, in his formative years he only scored 18 in 104 - which isn?t much better than Victor Anichebe's 15 in 127 at a similar age but in his final year and a bit before joining Rangers he put 33 in in 55, which is 0.6 goals per game?..?
At Rangers he?s scored 36 in 55, or 0.65 goals per game, so he?s improving if you assume the Scottish and Austrian Leagues, and the teams he played in within them, are equal. I don?t know if that?s a bad assumption or not.
At the end of the day what should we concentrate on though? The 18 goals he scored in his first 104 games, or the 69 he?s scored in the last 110 games? Could we be buying another Vic, or could Vic be another Jelavic?..? The sensible answer I guess is neither, and it doesn?t really matter.
What matters is our current predicament and what we are getting for our money now. Our priority is Premier League survival and to ensure that we needs goals. I might be wrong but I think the only team with a worse goal scoring record than us this season are Wigan (we look level with a few teams on 22, all below us, Wigan are on 19), so it doesn?t take a genius to see where we need to improve when our 26 conceded is more than respectable.
Whether Jelavic can do it for us at an undoubtedly higher standard, and whether our goal record is not really down to our strikers but our tactics and the service they receive is a valid point. Lets face it though, they?ve all been pretty gash haven?t they and if we were buying this lad in from the likes of Barca, Inter, Bayern or Madrid with the stats above as a replacement we?d be paying £16m not £6m wouldn?t we.
Statistically he?s a proven goalscorer and if he can translate the form he?s had in the last few years into 1 in 2 games for us over the next few years then £6m will be a snip, because if nothing else it should keep us in the top flight.
Bottom line is unfortunately we have to resort to short term thinking for now due to the shit we?ve got ourselves in - so a player at his peak is exactly what I want to be honest. But what do I know? Other than the stats above and a short montage on You Tube, absolutely nothing.
My gut feeling, however, is an in form striker is one of the things we desperately need, and presuming it goes through I?m not going to knock it. All in all I think he?ll be fucking great.
191 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:26:40
But now Moyes should start looking to the summer. The likes of Saha (especially), Cahill, Neville, Distin etc will all need replacing £ why not look at Rodallega at Wigan, Maynard at BC. These guys are potentially free and can take the wages of the above.
Surely there should be more out there free or within our paltry budget to pick up before pre-season. We need to be ready for August ? not getting the squad together at the end of August.
192 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:32:08
193 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:33:19
But what does Warnock know eh?
194 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:40:50
Lets give him a chance though and see what he can do. My worry is that rangers fans report he is quite lazy and that will never endear him to the goodison faithful. However it also looks like he is decent with both feet and good in the air....i remember thinking that about James Beattie though!!!
195 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:42:32
2 of the worst professional footballers in the top tier I have seen in a long while.
197 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:31:13
The physical side and pace of the game should not be a problem coming from the jock league so ime expecting improvement and more quality in the final third of the pitch.
If this does go through Jelavic for Billy without seeing Jelavic in a blue shirt i know who i would choose, but do wonder why Billy wasn't offloaded in the summer.
198 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:52:10
199 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:51:06
People are saying £6M is a lot to spend on someone who is not proven at a high level. I disagree with this: £6M is a lot to a club like us at the moment, but I think this is a good deal for what it a proven goalscorer. He might not have scored his goals in the best leagues in Europe, but surely his record means he deserves a chance to prove he can do it in the Prem?!
I hope he proves all the doubters wrong ? I for one am very excited about this signing, just a shame he can't be registered for tonight's game!!!
200 Posted 31/01/2012 at 09:58:32
202 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:07:10
203 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:11:34
It's interesting how so many posters have become experts on players that very few actually watch,
Let's give the lad a chance before we start booing him for not being the 20+ a season striker we haven't got £40m for to buy.
204 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:13:55
206 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:23:06
207 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:21:17
He's not one for the future, he's someone who can come in and hit the ground running. I know he's played in the Scottish league but at the same time, I still hear people say give the goalscorers in the lower leagues a chance (Maynard). Surely Maynard is more of a gamble?
Come on boys, give him a chance. The lad wants to come here (or at least the PL). If I was him and reading half the comments, I'd be having second thoughts!
208 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:27:36
209 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:31:42
210 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:33:34
211 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:34:36
212 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:38:23
Also, a lot of the stuff coming out on him Tony, is coming first hand from some Ranger's fans on other forums. They all agree he is too good for the SPL, but they also say he can be lazy, and is not a player who will run all day.
Probably the most worrying thing they say, is that he cannot play the lone-striker role, to get the best out of him he needs someone up there with him, will Moyes change things to accomadate him?
213 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:42:20
A front line of Jelavic, Drenthe (who has t play when fit) and Cerci could give us some pace, invention and most importantly goals.
We deserve an attractive and productive second half to the season after the dross we have endured so far!
214 Posted 31/01/2012 at 10:47:44
We hit a run of poor form then it's the flash-the-cash-approach to buying success so typical of this club.
Profligacy like this is ruining the game.
215 Posted 31/01/2012 at 11:02:57
216 Posted 31/01/2012 at 11:03:51
217 Posted 31/01/2012 at 11:13:35
Hope he can adapt to the pace of the prem quickly, because we need him to.
218 Posted 31/01/2012 at 11:13:53
Not sure about the Cerci rumurs but he is meant to be absolutely ace. Similar to Drenthe though so not sure i can see it happening.
Think these players coming in will really help freshen up the place...but nothing concrete yet.
219 Posted 31/01/2012 at 11:27:27
All it takes is one player coming in and I get excited and forget about the fact we are broke and I have been depressed about our plight all season.
222 Posted 31/01/2012 at 11:47:49
223 Posted 31/01/2012 at 11:49:20
"But what does Warnock know eh?"
But on saying that I'd a been excited at SWP signing for us back then.
I dont think anyone expected him to fail did they?
224 Posted 31/01/2012 at 11:49:20
He is a class act, and let's face it, far too good for the SPL. Don''t worry about tossers like Warnock saying he's rubbish, how did Warnock become a Premier League manager anyway? Didn't take long for him to be found out though, did it?
Jelavic`s form has gone off a bit in the past couple of months, but don't forget the reasons for this. Rangers lost their most imaginative player in Naismith due to injury. If you want to judge Jelavic, look at videos when he was playing with Naismith, they had a great understanding and no other player at Rangers is capable of supplying the balls Jelly needs.
He is also playing in the worst Rangers team I can ever remember. He has known since the start of the season that he would be sold in January, even though he was happy at the Gers, what kind of incentive is that for a player to give 100% every week.
His touch, positioning, awareness and finishing are fantastic. Enjoy him, you are in for a treat. The Premier League will be the ideal platform for him.
226 Posted 31/01/2012 at 12:18:28
The 26-year-old Croatia international has been at Everton's Finch Farm training complex this morning to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.
Sauce :- Daily Mail (so it must be true ;o)
227 Posted 31/01/2012 at 12:31:38
The Guardian are reporting the same. Providing he doesn't have a Van Nistlerooy style collapse it looks as though we've finally got ourselves an actual, real-life striker!
228 Posted 31/01/2012 at 12:52:23
230 Posted 31/01/2012 at 12:58:10
231 Posted 31/01/2012 at 12:58:46
232 Posted 31/01/2012 at 13:12:26
235 Posted 31/01/2012 at 13:39:15
342 Posted 31/01/2012 at 20:25:53
In that little corner of Glasgow,
You could stroll around the globe,
And never find a warmer club to join.
Coz Nikica, you may not yet know,
Anything about our home,
But you'll hear us when we sing to you,
Nikica... We need your goals!
(thanks to Mr E John & Mr B Taupin)
344 Posted 31/01/2012 at 20:37:58
654 Posted 01/07/2012 at 10:16:36
657 Posted 01/07/2012 at 11:14:05
658 Posted 01/07/2012 at 11:16:09
660 Posted 01/07/2012 at 11:57:28
665 Posted 01/07/2012 at 13:01:13
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