The 21-year old forward plays for Norwegian side Lillestrom, and Everton are reported to face competiton from Sunderland and new boys Reading for his signature.
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367 Posted 25/04/2012 at 14:09:33
384 Posted 25/04/2012 at 15:00:15
Possibly worth a gamble, surely he wouldn't cost much coming from Lillestrom.
393 Posted 25/04/2012 at 15:45:36
394 Posted 25/04/2012 at 15:44:00
The pundits say that he has the potential of Zlatan (albeeit a completely different type of player). If he resembles anybody in the EPL I would say a young drogba, maybe James Beattie before he joined Everton.
He is strong, fast, and has tons of will and power in his movements. So far though, he has shown a lack of finishing. Maybe he could work like a kind of 10, as tiny tims tenure at our club draws to a close..he`ll be cheap anyway.
I say..buy him come june:)
400 Posted 25/04/2012 at 15:59:21
Would Rather we got Moa from Hannover 96 in Germany.
Compared to him Sigurdson is just average.
Overall the level of Tippeliga is quite poor, and to buy any player from there is a long term project at best!
WE already have Vellios who has the best chance convertion of all our strikers this season, (Anichebe is being used as a right midfielder so he does not count).
Vellios is also young and already has more experience then Sigurdson.
No need to buy Sigurdson in my mind.
401 Posted 25/04/2012 at 16:04:48
403 Posted 25/04/2012 at 16:06:28
499 Posted 25/04/2012 at 21:44:34
519 Posted 25/04/2012 at 23:45:57
Well, if we're going down that route...he's fucking lethal on Fifa 12. Still not as good as his strike partner 'Fat Takeawayboy' though.
"If he resembles anybody in the EPL I would say a young drogba, maybe James Beattie"
..because there's such a fine line between the two.
585 Posted 26/04/2012 at 10:55:48
628 Posted 26/04/2012 at 12:57:11
The problem with him is perhaps the price. He is regarded as one of the most promising midfielders in the country, and, playing for the dynastic rosenborg side, he would not be sold for less then maybe 2-3 mill.
Ruben Yttergård Jenssen is a somewhat similar type. 23 years old, and one of the most important players for the runner ups last season, Tromsø.
Tromsø is a "selling club" as it struggles with finance, so..why not?
It is also uncertain wether he would flourish in the EPL. Its a far step from tippeligaen.
633 Posted 26/04/2012 at 13:16:18
634 Posted 26/04/2012 at 13:30:24
Sadly Paul, when £2-3m is likely to be your entire budget (if you're lucky) then 2 relatively unknown and untried players in this country are just that.
Like this thinking outside of the box though !
637 Posted 26/04/2012 at 13:34:37
I am hoping Moyes will be having a clear out in the summer to raise money; if he doesn't, he is a fool. The two Norwegian lads' wages would also be a fraction of Cahill's.
737 Posted 26/04/2012 at 16:52:21
I would rate Bjørn Sigurdsson below all of our attackers and can't see what Everton could gain with him on the team.
I wish we could get Steven Pieenar. And a right back. And perhaps a left sided defender. And a winger of high quality.
I do not see the need for any more attackers, and it looks to me mr Jelavic is a true goalgetter and a bargain for us.
No need to go for a half-decent player from a league with mostly poor players.
738 Posted 26/04/2012 at 17:06:57
992 Posted 27/04/2012 at 13:34:44
He is not a traditional striker, and might never be a top goalscorer - personally I would compare him with Eidur Gudjohnsen, but with more pace and strength. He is by far the most talented player Norway, and several pundits all ready see him as the best player in the Norwegian league at 21. Yes, it's crappy league, but so is the SPL, and Jelavic isn't doing too bad, is he?
258 Posted 28/04/2012 at 16:01:04
260 Posted 28/04/2012 at 16:02:11
I can't believe though, that you place him up with Eidur Gudjonsson.
Where do you see Sigurdsson play, then? In the Cahill role? That's the only place I would use him. If I had to.
265 Posted 28/04/2012 at 16:01:04
682 Posted 04/05/2012 at 11:23:22
Bjorn Helge Rise (Lillestørm) was described as one of the best in Norwegian TL and we all know what his contribution to the PL was. Absolutely nothing.
622 Posted 21/05/2012 at 08:52:21
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