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Moyes hopeful of re-signing Pienaar

24/04/2012 | Comments (26)
David Moyes is hopeful of bringing Steven Pienaar back to Goodison Park on a permanent basis when his six-month loan deal expires in the summer.

Pienaar left Everton for Tottenham in a £2.5m deal in January last year but jumped at the chance to return to Merseyside at the end of the last transfer window after struggling to break into Spurs' first team.

The midfielder has been in terrific form since then and Moyes says that the 30 year-old is keen to stay with the Blues. It's likely that a similar fee of around £3m would be required to land the South African international.

Original Source: The Sun via Sportsvibe

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Paul Ellam
161   Posted 24/04/2012 at 17:53:46

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If the fee is around £3 million then that would be a great deal but if Spurs start playing silly beggars and ask nearer £10 million it's a no-go as we won't have that amount of spare cash hanging about!
(unless something strange happens)
Paul David
164   Posted 24/04/2012 at 17:59:10

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£3m yes but any more can not sell a player then buy him back when he's 30 for more than you sold him.Plus if he does sign give him greatly reduces wages compared to what we offered him to stay,as i've said before this whole situation is Pienaar's fault no one else's.
Chris Owens
174   Posted 24/04/2012 at 18:22:04

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The current Spurs management wouldn?t try too hard to keep a player who doesn?t want to stay with them, but who?s to say that a new manager won?t want to keep him there? If we had anyone with business acumen here, we?d be sewing up a deal for him now. Unfortunately, we haven?t.
Stephen Kenny
177   Posted 24/04/2012 at 18:36:08

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The deal was he can come back for what they paid.

He's not getting anything like people think he gets at Spurs BTW.
Chris Owens
180   Posted 24/04/2012 at 18:41:47

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So why are people speculating about the fee, if it?s already been agreed? Do Everton ever do things that straightforwardly?
Stephen Kenny
181   Posted 24/04/2012 at 18:45:35

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That's from someone who's ITK, not the club.

Your guess is as good as mine as to how the club operates.
Peter Laing
185   Posted 24/04/2012 at 19:04:30

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I guess that if Spurs fail to achieve Champions League football that Levy will be looking to trim the wage bill and let Pienaar go without too much of a fuss.
Chris Owens
186   Posted 24/04/2012 at 19:08:20

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The club is desperately in need of someone who is sharp at legal matters. We?ve had the transfer fiascos of Dan Gosling and Manuel Fernandes, plus the Destination Kirkby and Everton Place development failures which just wouldn?t have happened in a well-run organisation. I don?t necessarily put all the blame on Bill Kenwright, but he must take some responsibility for the failure to bring in someone who understands business matters. How much would that cost, compared to the wages of, say, an average player?
Geoff Trenner
189   Posted 24/04/2012 at 19:35:57

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Chris @ 186. You can't come on TW saying that you don't put all the blame on Bill Kenwright!!
Chris Owens
192   Posted 24/04/2012 at 20:01:17

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Sorry Geoff, I thought I was on Kipper for a minute.
James Stewart
194   Posted 24/04/2012 at 20:03:02

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I think he is essential to Moyes's team so we will have to pay whatever he wants. His game has never been about pace so I don't think his age is a problem. At 3m he is a bargain.
Simon Harris
196   Posted 24/04/2012 at 20:07:54

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Just sign him, he is bloody brilliant for Everton. No pratting around, just get it done. We must have a few mil sat in an offshore account from the fire sale of recent years.

And while you're at it get that little fella from Blackburn to go on the other wing.

Back to the real world, sell to buy - therefore, a protracted transfer window, with little activity.
Ian Glassey
197   Posted 24/04/2012 at 20:09:08

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We are a different team when he plays, by far the most skillful player we have.. He should never have been allowed to leave in the first place. Just get him back, over to you Bill...
Peter Warren
199   Posted 24/04/2012 at 20:40:01

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Wondering if we can afford his bail yet... let alone a transfer fee?
Jon Ferguson
201   Posted 24/04/2012 at 20:49:17

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Simon - I presume you mean Hoilett, which would be amazing and he is the right price (i.e. free) however he'll have the shite, barcodes, spurs and the gunners after him and so I can't see it happening. We won't have Europe to offer any more.

With Drenthe destroying any chance of us signing him we need to stump up the money for Pienaar and also someone else for the opposite wing. We also need to do this without selling one of our star players. The only ones we can afford to lose (in my opinion) are Yobo, Anichebe and Cahill and we won't get much for them.

Another rubbish summer ahead then!
Ian Glassey
202   Posted 24/04/2012 at 20:56:06

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I agree Jon, nothing will be done until the end of August when we have sold someone... Then it will be who,s left..
Stephen Kenny
204   Posted 24/04/2012 at 21:16:03

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It always makes me laugh when someone suggests "we must have a couple of mill" somewhere.

As if the club went three years without spending any money and had a couple of firesales because someone forgot there was three mill under the cushions of Bill's couch.
Simon Harris
207   Posted 24/04/2012 at 21:06:30

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Jon - Yep that's him. I agree, I'm sure he'll end up elsewhere, although we'll probably be linked with him, knowing full well we'd struggle to buy his nan let alone him.

Depressingly, I doubt we'll even get Pienaar. Too many variables, new spurs manager, cost, god, cost and of course we probably have to sell (at the right price) first.

If the last 2 summers are anything to go by, I expect to see a couple of loans in and 1 or 2 out.

God, I'm a miserable bastard - Maybe Blue Bill will cheer me up, with the news we've all been waiting for........
Jem Traynor
215   Posted 24/04/2012 at 22:07:02

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I hope the fee is the same as we recieved maybe cheaper! Because he's a great player and loves playing for us and we love watching him! Come on, BK and the board give the man some cash to invest. There is a good basis to build from you must see that! COYB!!!
Rahman Talib
313   Posted 25/04/2012 at 07:05:31

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mAybe is all of Everton's fans would sell a pint of blood each and donate the money to Everton, we'd probably be able to buy Pienaar
Gavin Ramejkis
357   Posted 25/04/2012 at 13:37:30

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Chris #186 pop a Freedom of Information request at the club and try not to cry at the 6 figure sum they flushed down the toilet (cough paid) for consultancy fees regarding desperation Kirkby
Jeremy Benson
363   Posted 25/04/2012 at 14:00:04

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I don't think freedom of information requests works for private companies...
Mike Keating
399   Posted 25/04/2012 at 15:57:36

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We'd be in the cup final if Peinaar had been avaiable. I'm just worried that Moyes might get the spurs job and decide to keep him at WHL
Simon Jones
611   Posted 26/04/2012 at 12:10:19

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I know I'm playing guessing games, but wouldn't Peanuts WANT to come back to us, rather than go elsewhere. He's just had his fingers burned at Spurs and if you were a 30 year old professional player, wouldn't you want to play for a side that you probably get into the first team every week.
Brian Waring
811   Posted 26/04/2012 at 21:24:47

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Thing is though Simon, at 30, he may look elsewhere for one last big pay cheque.
Chad Schofield
862   Posted 27/04/2012 at 00:25:54

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#399 to WHL...what and then Kevin Keegan here, right?

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