David Moyes will seek to bring him back permanently, with a £2.5-million deal set to be tabled. That is similar to the amount that Spurs paid for the 30-year-old in January 2011, though his time at White Hart Lane was a frustrating one, stunted by injury.
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955 Posted 27/03/2012 at 16:16:34
I would also get in Jelle Vossen from Genk. He is a terrific striker, would be relatively cheap compared to others, has good experience at the top level and is a big mate of Fellaini so would settle easy enough.
With him and Jelavic as options up front I would be very happy!
968 Posted 27/03/2012 at 16:44:58
970 Posted 27/03/2012 at 16:50:13
But if anyone can show me another play-maker of his quality available for £2.5 million in the summer, then please do....because beggars can't be choosers and he would be a good buy.
973 Posted 27/03/2012 at 16:59:27
031 Posted 27/03/2012 at 20:20:42
In a year or 2 time we will have yet another 30 something high earner with no sell on value.
Yeah, but that's why we won't be paying £10 m. Defo under £4m fior that reason. I'd like both he and donovan as a pair of 30 year olds, as they fit right in and transform us going forward on either flank. We're unpredictable with them.
We can go for youth with the back ups and the middle; Gueye, Coleman, Felli, Rodwell, Barkley.
£7 m for the pair. Only thing is, where'd we get £7 million???
059 Posted 27/03/2012 at 22:48:40
We look a different side now he's back. I only hope the Cockneys don't try to have our kecks off with the sale though.
072 Posted 27/03/2012 at 23:06:23
088 Posted 27/03/2012 at 23:31:47
Good also to see competition down the left with Gueye's continued development as evidenced tonight
102 Posted 28/03/2012 at 00:21:50
128 Posted 28/03/2012 at 01:57:05
Would like to see both of them in for a full season.
133 Posted 28/03/2012 at 02:14:51
I just hope Baines is still here next season for Pienaar to be of use to us.
154 Posted 28/03/2012 at 07:04:32
This one on loan is more direct, barking orders to his teammates, taking the offensive game by the scruff of the neck, making decisions on behalf on the team. Maybe he has given a free rein without Arteta or he's pick up some audacity, selfishness, pigheadness that comes with the rich London clubs. He's playing in a more dominate role like the playmaker of South Africa that he his, not just the old sidekick to Baines. Sign him up!
157 Posted 28/03/2012 at 07:30:32
The trouble as ever is money. We have so little that I'm not sure how much we can afford to spend on someone with no resale value who may only have 2-3 years left at his peak.
2.5m is pretty cheap but could still be half our transfer budget. 5m may be enough to get someone like victor Moses or Wilfred zaha who could well be worth 15 m a few years down the line.
166 Posted 28/03/2012 at 08:44:45
241 Posted 28/03/2012 at 12:54:37
The reasons he left were justified, no motivation to perform due to small squad, wanting to test himself, nothing wrong with that. Makes me laugh to read people lick his arse on Twitter, 12 months after calling him all the names under the Sun. They now claim it was 'mere banter', when in fact it's just inherent immaturity on their part.
Pienaar is a superb player, always puts a shift in, suits the way we play perfectly.
283 Posted 28/03/2012 at 15:00:33
Ok he left us in a way no Evertonian could be happy about but we all make mistakes and I'll be happy to see him back in blue for good.
Pienaar said himself "it's like coming home" when he joined on loan and I think we should welcome a permanent return of our "lost" child - just to bad we can't play him in the semis against the other team..
326 Posted 28/03/2012 at 17:00:57
The lad is usually quite reliable in Spurs matters ( broke the news that Spurs had scuppered the Kyle Naughton deal when we had agreed a fee with Sheffield Utd)
362 Posted 28/03/2012 at 18:32:08
The second half against Swansea was masterful, and when Fellaini joined in on the hour we looked unstoppable. His return has to be good for everyone.
369 Posted 28/03/2012 at 19:14:50
372 Posted 28/03/2012 at 19:32:38
378 Posted 28/03/2012 at 19:58:36
390 Posted 28/03/2012 at 20:36:42
Back on track, I do not think we will see Pienaar back, unless he cuts his wage demands (i.e. the reason he left in the first place). And as good as he has been since he has come back, I would still prefer to see us use what little money we have on bringing in a younger player with a longer future.
483 Posted 29/03/2012 at 08:05:06
He always looks `good on the ball`,but too often the killer pass is missing and his runs end in the move breaking down and possession being surrendered.Fair do`s to the lad,he`s then prepared to run like fuck to retrieve it but I can well understand why Redknapp would let him go.
On the night,I thought Gaye`s more direct approach was just right for providing the service which Jelavic will thrive on.
484 Posted 29/03/2012 at 08:18:05
If it comes to a choice between him and Drenthe, then it's Ricky for me, without hesitation.
522 Posted 29/03/2012 at 11:37:22
548 Posted 29/03/2012 at 11:09:22
744 Posted 30/03/2012 at 11:34:20
747 Posted 30/03/2012 at 11:40:08
749 Posted 30/03/2012 at 12:08:24
Whether we can afford him or not, is another matter. Hopefully this cup run would have been helped, especially if we can manage a decent league position, whilst our wages are lower than last season. But I'm still worried we are going to have to sell to buy, which will delay moves for the very good free transfers available this summer.
757 Posted 30/03/2012 at 12:54:00
770 Posted 30/03/2012 at 13:21:20
Then again, whether we should take drenthe on is another matter. Flashes of genius and stupidity in equal measure. Hopefully we can sign him and Moyes can tame tricky ricky.
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