Moyes agrees not to take star pair

by | 14/05/2013

Baines and Fellaini off limits?

According to reports, incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes has agreed not to try and take Everton stars Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini to Old Trafford. SportsDirect News claims that, during the talks between Moyes and chairman, Bill Kenwright, that secured his move to United, an agreement was made prohibiting him from taking the pair with him.

“We're confident Baines and Fellaini will be with us next season,” a senior Everton source revealed.

“The chairman and manager had very constructive talks last week, and while we couldn't do anything to prevent David joining United, we have been able to gain an agreement that means nothing will be done to unsettle Leighton and Marouane.

“We need our best players here for whoever takes over the reins. So selling our best assets is not an option.”

The news will be welcome relief for Everton fans, who have become increasingly concerned in recent days that the exit of Moyes could lead to an exodus of the club's most talented players — starting with Baines and Fellaini.

“Both are critical to the future success of Everton,” added the source. “They are integral to our plans going forward.”

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Michael Kenrick
Editorial Team
197 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:28:00
Yes, I know this is from a questionable source... and should probably be considered a rumour.... but I think we need a bit of good news... if true!!!

There again, it's not good news if you were hoping for big money from the sale of these two to reinvigorate the side!!!
Alun Jones
201 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:31:55
I prefer to definitely keep Baines, for Mr Mungo I would think if it was in excess of £25M on ToffeeWeb, it's good news.
James Martin
204 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:34:11
Moyes gone but Fellaini staying? My nightmare is actually happening.
Patrick Murphy
207 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:36:20
There won't be much we can do once somebody decides that both or either are wanted. As soon as City or Arsenal or Chelsea put in a bid, you can bet if DM thinks that they will improve his squad he will make an offer for them. I'm only surprised that BK didn't have them gift-wrapped and sent to DM as a going away present.
Dan McKie
209 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:42:53
I was thinking the same, Patrick. If Chelsea came in for Fellaini, then why wouldn't/shouldn't Moyes make a bid, if we are going to lose him anyway?
Robin Cannon
210 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:43:24
It's not an agreement the chairman should be making anyway. The future of *any* player should be determined by the new manager.
Dan McKie
212 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:45:45
Hopefully if we do keep Fellaini, our new manager will play him in his proper position every game, and that's where he played against West Ham. When played in the centre of midfield, he often looks a class apart, no matter who we are playing. I think he is wasted as nothing more than a target man when pushed forward.

As for Baines, he's coming up for 29 years old. If we could squeeze £15 million from someone, then take it and give Oviedo a chance.

James Fletcher
214 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:47:41
I don't think this is a "They're staying no matter what", it's more an agreement that Moyes won't do a Mark Hughes and try to unsettle the players.
Eugene Ruane
215 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:30:59
If true it would imo be very good news.

It would also (by me anyway) be much appreciated and I would consider this Moyes doing us a favour.

When he stated Everton would 'always have a special place', etc, I wondered (and I think posted) along the lines 'let's see if that's just words or will be back it up with actions' (or in this case, LACK of actions).

Whatever we think of his football, I think most see him as a decent principled man and (given the circumstances) this would be, I believe, be the decent thing to do (or not do..type stuff).

Anyway, I hope it's true as any money we got from their sales will/would just mean having to replace them.

But as Michael says, a rumour so..wait and see I suppose.

Dan San
218 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:48:27
It's Jagz we ought to be worried about.. My hopes are pinned on a Jela for Rooney deal but they're not reporting that one yet funnily enough
Steve King
219 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:50:25
I seem to remember Brenda making the same deal with Swansea............and then bidding for all his favourite ex-players, and successfully signing Joe Allen?
Paul Ellam
223 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:54:34
Seeing is believing! Not too bothered if he took Fellaini to be honest - as long as he paid top whack for him
Rob Sawyer
226 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:53:04
I'm not sure how there can be such a deal as Moyes is out of contract shortly at EFC. I can only imagine either a gentlemen's agreement or a deal in return for a slightly early release (i.e. several weeks) from Moyes' Everton contract.
James Fletcher
230 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:54:40
Yeah but with Joe Allen he was doing Swansea a favour!
Colin Glassar
233 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:04:58
It would be the decent thing to do but, if he gave us £50m for all three players I'd probably take it as the next manager would have some cash to spend. Defensively, without jags, we are ok with the likes of Coleman, Stones, Distin, Oviedo, Garbutt, Duffy etc....
Denis Richardson
234 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:06:43
Moyes saying he won't come after them but if either says they want to go to Man Utd, then I don't think we can do anything about it. Nice gesture but until 31 August comes along, and they are still wearing EFC colours, I won't believe it.

Let's get a new manager sorted and then worry about the playing staff, the new guy may not even want Fellaini – he may want the £25M+ instead to spend on other players....

Baines I would keep but if silly money is being offered for a 28/29-year-old defender, I'd take it.

John Gee
236 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:53:11
Fellaini is probably at the peak of his game and I can see Baines lasting another 2 years with his high energy game before his 'positional play' starts to become vital to his game so it's probably close to now or never if either of them wants to move to 'The World's Biggest Club' (TM)

I'm fascinated already by next season. As much as I loved DM at Everton I hope he falls flat on his face over there. I've heard phone ins when Manure fans were calling for Fergie's head after they'd won 2-0 how will he cope with the kind of pressure that was lacking from BK? We should have a sweepstake for when the phrase 'out of his depth' is first used in the media.

Peter Leslie
242 Posted 14/05/2013 at 14:56:30
imagine the conversation:

"I won't stand in your way so long as you agree not to take all our best players..."
"Of course I won't - thanks Bill"

Bollocks, Never happened.

Point 1: if any of those players want to go, its them that will instigate the move through their agents, and there's fuck all we could do.

Point 2. If they did, good luck to them, so long as we get fair whack for them and the new boss gets to spend it

Point 3. This whole soundbite is designed to make it seem as if Billy and Bobby held any cards regarding Moyes' departure, which they evidently did not. Pair of clueless tossers.

And the suggestion that they have "future plans" is a weak joke.


All that said, I think the timing of the move is the best thing that could have happened for all concerned. David Moyes is an even-better man than he is a manager, and I respect him deeply, but for me he had gone stale, and was clearly not committed, so change was needed.

Either someone comes in with fresh ideas and adds the swagger and belief needed to take a good team to the next level, maybe attracting a buyer in the process... or it implodes spectacularly: in which case Bluffer Bill and his abject assemblage of halfwit cronies will have lost their heatshield and will get hounded out of Goodison in disgrace.

COYB, and don't change the fucking badge either!!

Chris Keightley
243 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:14:47
John # 236 - out of his depth ??? 11 years premier league Manager having manged 500 + games - he is certainly not going to be out of his depth - As for Feli if he stays then that would be good, Baines will hopefully want to see out his time here - he probably has just 2 -3 seasons left at the very top ....a move is no guarantee of medals

If we keep the nucleus of this team with just a few fresh faces then I believe the new Manager will have enough to work with.

Kev Johnson
244 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:11:45
I don't understand this. What "constructive talks" could there be? EFC couldn't stop Moyes going to Man Utd or, given his contract situation, get any compensation.

Once Moyes goes to Man Utd, his one and only priority will be doing what's best for his new club. If he refuses to chase players who could improve his new team - just because they play for his old club (EFC) - then he won't be doing his job properly. Man Utd are in competition with us, broadly speaking. How can he say to his new bosses at Man Utd, "Yeah, we need a new LB and Baines is the best around, but I'm not going to go for him because I've still got a soft spot for The Toffees"? He can't, obviously.

I think DM is a honest and decent man - but he's not a bloody saint!

Tony McNulty
247 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:25:53
If you believe this "story" means that these two players will necessarily stay with us, then get in touch. I can get hold of some prime real estate in Florida which I can let you have for a very good price.
Ben Jones
249 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:34:48
I'm still thinking Fellaini will leave to be honest. Probably Chelsea, PSG or Russia.

But I've been really impressed with him in centre midfield recently, much rather him there than further forward.

Jason Heng
252 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:40:02
So BK has sold Fellani and Baines to other clubs already?
Kevin Byrne
254 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:36:25
Watching the recent derby it seems to me its time to cash in on Fellaini I don't believe hes commited to the cause,Baines is a different animal and no money would compensate for this irreplacible asset.
Brian Waring
258 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:45:18
Chris, Moyes, 11 yrs with us,cushy number because he was under no pressure from the chairman.

Now, at Man U, one of the worlds biggest club, will be under the microscope of the media, will be expected to be challenging and winning all major comps, Man U fans don't want him there, so right away he will be under huge pressure from them. So, you could understand why some will say he could be out of his depth, as I say, the Man U fans are already saying that.

Ian Bennett
259 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:46:39
I honestly think Moyes will sign better than what we have. He's not going to take Jags, I'd question Fellaini in their set up, whilst Baines is a possibility at the right price.
Colin Glassar
262 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:54:45
He can have Naismith, Heitinga and Vic for 10m each. That's pound sterling. Not Zimbabwean dollars btw.
John Gee
264 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:59:45
Chris, I think Moyes is a good manager but the United job isn't as cushy a number as it's being made out to be. There are players there who will start to think that they run the club, he'll be over shadowed by Fergie, There's an army of ex players working as pundits, their fans are mostly clueless southerners and all their rivals and their rivals friends in the meeja will be looking for weaknesses (like Mancini suffered) and I'm not sure DM would be good at handling all that.

Utd have started to believe their own press and have chosen an honourable man to carry on Fergie's traditions. Whereas, in reality, Fergie was a tyrannical C**t who wasn't afraid to adopt the more cynical side of the game. That doesn't sound like Davey to me.

I think he's being set up to fail. The smart money was always on the man who followed the man who followed Fergie. why would that change all of a sudden?

Colin Glassar
266 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:00:36
Maybe Moyes is keeping the seat warm for Jose Mourinho. Once the special one falls out with the oligarch he will be on his way to OT.
Douglas Turner
270 Posted 14/05/2013 at 15:49:17
Translation... SAF is still pulling the strings at ManU so I won'y be earble ti sign squot anyways! On a personal point of view, as much as I've got mad love for both Felli and Baines, £40m (or there abouts) would be just the tonic for Everton providing we choose a decent manager!
Tony McNulty
272 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:07:25
One of the main reasons that David Moyes was offered the Manure job was so that Ferguson could stay around, Thatcher-style, as his back seat driver. Ferguson can no longer physically do the job, but he cannot let go (recall what happened the last time he tried to retire). He will continue to take all the credit for the wins, with Moysie carrying the can for the losses, and quite possibly, a lower grade ore of football which gets served up.

If Moyes fails spectacularly, Ferguson will even be brought back as the interim manager.

Meantime, he will hang around like Banquo’s ghost until the time comes for him to be measured for a coffin. The only way he will leave that place is in a wooden box.

Do I sympathise with Moysie? On his wages, no.

By the way, am I the only one to find the media coverage of what is currently happening at the Manure completely vomit-inducing?

Kristian Boyce
274 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:00:53
Out of all the players that he would take, I can only see Baines as the most obvious one. I think Felliani will go, but to either Chelsea, PSG or whoever else has a pot of gold to pay for him. I don't see him fitting into the Man U set-up as the positions he covers, are already cover by current players. Also with the amount of defensive players they already have, I can't see Jags going to be part of a rotation system. I don't particularly want to see any of these players leave, but if they did leave in a 'Joe Allen' style deal, where we receive a ridiculous amount of money for them, so be it.

Also a side comment. Seeing some other reports that Moyes plans to meet with other Man U players, staff in the next few days & weeks. Why is he doing this on 'Company' time? His contract starts July 1st, there shouldn't be any Man U work done before then as the announcer on Sunday rightly reminded us all that he is still the CURRENT Everton manager.

I'm also thinking that depending on tonight's result, there could be an approach to Martinez tomorrow if Arsenal win.

Brian Waring
275 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:13:04
Good point Tony in regards to Fergie still hanging round at the Mancs, this has all the makings of when Hodgson was in charge of the shite with Dalglish in the background.
Robert Workman
277 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:12:46
So much speculation around at the moment - here is some more!
United have apparently coveted Baines for some time. Moyes is obviously a big fan of our best player. Rooney wants to leave United. Maybe Moyes wont be able to persuade him to stay.
So.............. what if Rooney wanted to return to his beloved Everton?
OK, I know about wages, market value etc. - but, lets just say a deal was possible, my question to Evertonians is this :-
Which player would, in your opinion, be of most value to Everton next season - Baines or Rooney?
Brian Waring
278 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:25:26
Rooney without a doubt Robert.
John Gee
280 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:23:09
Baines=player+cash+loanee with part of his wages paid for by parent club.
Colin Glassar
282 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:25:47
I'd take Rooney back in the blink of an eye. He has lost his way at manure and I don't think he likes Moyes despite all the claims to the contrary. He'd have to take a massive wage cut but he's a multi millionaire anyway plus he earns a fortune in off field ventures. Maybe he'd prefer to enjoy his football rather than earn a few extra million quid.
Brian Waring
284 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:29:50
Rooney and Mirallas up front, mouth watering.
Kevin Tully
285 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:20:58
Tony#272 - my thoughts exactly.

John # 264 - Moyes had a stark reminder yesterday of the pressure he is under now. Fergie shouting for 3 league wins on the bounce, and the manager of City has just had his P45 handed to him for finishing 2nd, and reaching a Cup Final.

You can't tell me he didn't look at that news and take a little gulp!

The media glare at that club must be incredible - with half the press looking for an angle on why Rooney wants to leave before Moyes has even stepped through the door.

I honestly don't envy him that job, unless you win the League it will be seen as a failure, especially if a large proportion of the fanbase are not on board from the start.

Eric Myles
289 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:35:40
Kevin, Rooney had put in his transfer request a few weeks ago.
Patrick Murphy
292 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:35:08
No swapping a trouble free naturally fit excellent footballer for a baggage laden one who thinks he is god's gift to footie. Rooney would be a disruptive influence and I think he is angling for a move overseas, so I hope he ends up in Paris or some other exotic place. When the new guy arrives we want to be ignored until the season starts and then make the headlines out on the pitch where it counts.

Steve Guy
293 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:43:49
I predict this agreement will last until 2nd July 2013
Kevin Tully
297 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:43:19
I know Eric, but the sly buggers are already bringing up the court case, and if he does leave, they will probably find a tenuous link as to why it is Moyes's fault.

As an aside - I heard it was Rooney who let the cat out of the bag about Sir's departure, that's why he was dropped from their squad for Swansea.

Even if not true, I didn't think it made any sense to announce it with two League games left to go. Apparently Sir's send off was supposed to be in a friendly against Real Madrid in the summer.

Robert Workman
301 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:48:21
Colin 282 - that was my thinking too.
Brian 284 - exactly.
Adolf Ng
302 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:50:52
Every player has a price, and given their ages, if Moyes comes up with 50 million pounds for both of them, I am happy to let them go.
Kunal Desai
303 Posted 14/05/2013 at 16:47:37
So that'll mean both Fellaini and Baines will go. If anything Fellaini would have gone this summer regardless of any managerial change. That was expected. I'd prefer if Everton moved on Heitinga, as much as i'd love for Baines to stay, i'm sure he may well be looking at pastures new as well.
Eric Myles
313 Posted 14/05/2013 at 17:14:31
Maybe Moyes will take Anichebe to replace Rooney? After all he's stuck by him for the last couple of seasons.
Vinny Garstrokes
328 Posted 14/05/2013 at 17:21:00
Finishing above the shite is fine with me this year and I am so glad we did not qualify for Europe. Whoever comes in, it would be made even tougher by coping with Europa league qualification rounds in late July given the size and strength of the squad. Personally I think Jags will go, and with other clubs bidding for Baines and Fella, then there would be nothing to stop Moyes trying to take them down the E Lancs. Mirallas has already stuck his head above the parapet and said he wants to play in Spain and ultimately Standard Liege so I think he will be off at the end of next season. My opinion is that iff Arsenal win or draw tonight, Wigan will be in the Championship and Martinez will be coming to Goodison. Hopefully he will bring Maloney with him who, although not yet in the same league as Baines, he is getting there.
Liam Reilly
335 Posted 14/05/2013 at 17:35:50
Don't get the Martinez love in. They place nice football going forwards, but his side is about to be relgated as they can't defend (cup final notwithstanding).

As regards this thread, utter garbage. There is no way Moyes agreed to this. If he rates a player then his role at the new club dictates that he must try to improve his team. not stand back and let let Chelsea, City or Arsenal improve theirs.

I hope he stays away from our youth, Barkley et all.

Richard Dodd
338 Posted 14/05/2013 at 17:58:36
..........unless the money`s right !
Neil Adams
339 Posted 14/05/2013 at 18:00:24
Personally I'm worried Moyes will use this as a smokescreen to put in a cheeky bid for Ross Barkley. He and Tom Cleverley could be the England central midfield partnership for the next 10 years if their progression continues as planned (assuming Wilshere continues to be injured)....
Barry Rathbone
340 Posted 14/05/2013 at 17:46:18
Don't see how this story works.

Moyes has shown ambition why should these lads be any different?

"Their man" is now in charge I don't see it as Moyes pursuing them - quite the reverse - literally.

Richard Dodd
341 Posted 14/05/2013 at 17:59:37
Liam: If we had Wigan`s budget, I suspect we would have been relegated years ago and before Moyes arrived.

As far as this story is concerned, Kenwright has no hold over Davey. He is not releasing him from his contract which expires the day before he takes charge at OT. He is therefore free to sign whoever SAF and the Man Utd Board allows him to!

C
343 Posted 14/05/2013 at 18:03:36
So even if this is/isn't true, everyone seems to be missing another valuable point: United have a fantastic team with a lot of players having to make way, where do you think Moyes might point them.

We got PN for next to nothing and look how well that turned out. If he bids then whatever, no player of man is bigger than this club and if we manage to pick up a bargain then happy days.

Steven Scaffardi
344 Posted 14/05/2013 at 18:07:09
This might have been mentioned already, but I'm not sure how an agreement or deal like this would even be possible. It's not like Moyes was under contract and Man Utd were offering a compensation package. In that scenario, a stipulation could have been put into the contract which stated he can't come back for any of our players for the next 12 months, but seeing as he is out of contract what is stopping him coming back and doing just that?
Charles Brewer
345 Posted 14/05/2013 at 17:41:12
This may be slightly off topic but for all the criticism that Moyes received over the years, there was never a suggestion that he was not totally honest, decent and a huge credit to the club and its traditions. Personally, I have hopes, somewhat uncertain ones, admittedly, that the man who slammed Phil Neville for his laughable dive against the cheating, stamping, diving, squealing, biting RS (and that's just one player), and got Neville to apologize in a proper, rapid and, I think, genuine, manner may just bring the same qualities to a club which has a great deal more influence than Everton.

And as a result, I should not be greatly surprised if Moyes did not refrain from "tapping up" players (another lowlife specialty of the RS).

What would be best of all, however, would be if Moyes were to use the undoubted influence of ManU to initiate a massive clean-up in the game. No more diving, no more attempted rape in the penality area (why does Carragher / Lescott spring to mind?), no attacking the referee (or at least a great rash of yellow then red cards being brandished when it happens).

I, for one, consider David Moyes to be probably the most honest, decent manager I have ever seen in top flight football. He may have been a bit defensive, he may have made some poor tactical decisions, he may not have encouraged the right players and stuck with some whom others think were less than the best. This is not to disparage any of our previous managers or suggest that they were anything less than honest, but Moyes' behaviour with respect to Neville, Fellaini (who has been sorely provoked on many occasions) has been exemplary.

Perhaps he can not only win stuff at Old Trafford, but bring about a sea change in the game he obviously loves.

Minik Hansen
347 Posted 14/05/2013 at 18:12:06
That's why we need a class manager, for managing pretty darn good players and put additions to the squad to make it even better.

Pereira is dealing with talented players, therefore a good choice to welcome him here.

Paul David
352 Posted 14/05/2013 at 18:00:49
This is a load of shit. Look at his actions the last 6 months, Moyes has consistently stalled and lied about signing a new contract, signs for another club and the first we know of it is when its all over the news, seen leaving a hotel with Utd's manager and senior player while he is still our manager but now we've somehow tied him down to some sort of agreement even though he has no obligation to agree.
Colin Glassar
353 Posted 14/05/2013 at 18:31:17
Is it true that Moyes was driving the manc bus yesterday?
Barry Rathbone
364 Posted 14/05/2013 at 18:35:30
Charles Brewer, you're sorely trying my amnesty on "Moyes boys" .

According to Moyes he'll make a decision about his contract at the end of the season - in the summer - and NOT BEFORE!

Previously it was January and before that suspicions of keeping his options open were dismissed out of hand.

The idea Ferguson told the Glazers in Feb and kept Davey in the dark till a few days ago is a hoot.

In 10 years when the Moyes biography comes out the words "fergie confided in me 18 months previous ...." will loom large.

Ross Edwards
366 Posted 14/05/2013 at 18:54:07
July 2nd, he will make a double bid. I no longer trust this man especially after claiming his intention to stay, after signing a 6 year contract at Man U just a day earlier.
Chris Corn
377 Posted 14/05/2013 at 18:59:10
I said on another thread that I think any bid for Baines would be a low one based on his age. Same with Jagielka. I just can't see the PLC allowing Moyes to bring in ageing defenders with no resale value when he's inheriting enough already.

Patrick Murphy
387 Posted 14/05/2013 at 19:31:47
Oops! I hope this was an honest mistake and not DM upto Fergie tricks already!
According to the Echo.

EVERTON FC stars got a little confused when they headed out in Manchester to celebrate their last home game – at the same time as their Manchester United rivals.
For a host of Blues stars, in the city to mark Phil Neville’s departure from the club, mistakenly headed to Neighbourhood on Spinningfields – where United had booked their big celebration after winning the Premier League.
Everton’s bash was actually taking place at Neighbourhood’s sister venue, Southern Eleven, around the corner.
It left Blues stars Marouane Fellaini, Sylvain Distin and Kevin Mirallas a little red-faced after they entered Neighbourhood, only to be told they were at the wrong footballer party.
They swiftly headed back to Southern Eleven to join up with the rest of the Toffees to party.

Jeremy Benson
394 Posted 14/05/2013 at 19:41:50
Re: Chris @377

Are you having a laugh? Low bids based on their ages?

Baines is 28, which is a fine age for an attacking left back.
Jagielka is 30, which is a fine age for a central defender.

I don't think any premiership club would have a problem with offering either of them a 4 year contract.

Tom Jones
403 Posted 14/05/2013 at 19:46:24
Surely Mirallas will be the one targeted by Moyes, his performance on Sunday may have confirmed that? Although If he's a man of principle - I will be waiting for him to sign his favourite young international striker Victor Anichebe for £30M.

Either way, I'm just fucking sick of us being linked with Man utd in every way – please can we just fuck them all off and lets get back to Everton?

In fact, get both Moyes and Neville out sharpish (okay, and Kenwright too), we need men who believe Everton should not be (and are not) in any way inferior to any of them horrible twats, now let's look forward and start looking to turn them all over every time...

Remember – we are only 12 years from winning more titles than them!!

Justin Goonesinghe
414 Posted 14/05/2013 at 20:17:18
Fellaini isn't good enough for United.

As for Baines, perhaps the earlie posters are correct, with a big money offer it could be worth taking it given he's not young.

Rick Pattinson
488 Posted 14/05/2013 at 21:18:20
Money talks, I'm afraid, and I'd be gutted to lose Bainsey but I don't think it will end there. We can lose Fellaini for £23M that's no biggy but it's the young prospects like Barkley, Duffy and Co that could end up moving to Man Utd.

Hopefully Moyes will have plenty of pennies to spend abroad on the likes of Benzema, Lewandoski etc to forget about our boys.

Chris Corn
572 Posted 14/05/2013 at 22:13:13
Jeremy, Ferdinand 34, Vidic 31, Evra 31.
That's my point. Unless he ships them out.

So no Im not having a laugh. He is not dealing with Kenwright anymore. It is a massive public company and he is accountable to shareholders, so the free reign over transfers will likely not apply .

Therefore , I will stick to my opinion. Expect a low bid if one comes in />

Aman Ka
578 Posted 14/05/2013 at 21:41:47
Good point Tom (403)

Let's get on with it and start the new era on a positive rather the looking back at DM. He's decided what he's doing for the next 6 years, leave him to it, especially when he's already doing the 'devils' work in keeping Rooney on...

I want Europe next year...

Brian Garside
602 Posted 14/05/2013 at 22:37:19
He will want Coleman. Potentially best RB in PL. Man Utd need one. He cost us only £60 grand so would mean good business to sell for £7/8M.
Peter Cummings
612 Posted 14/05/2013 at 22:37:12
I'll only believe it if it happens, remember Fellaini has an opt-out clause and his old-man-cum-agent wanted him to go to a 'bigger club' last season. So-called agreements have been reneged on before plus contracts mean nothing these days, so until that ridiculous transfer window closes, everything is up for grabs...
Paul Ferry
694 Posted 15/05/2013 at 01:47:40
I agree about Felli Justin (414) though perhaps Moyey thinks he is - that will be his 1st bad Man-U decision. I want him shipped out of EFC whatever. What we end up getting will exceed the risk and liability he has become on the pitch when he plays with his elbow and head not feet.

As for Bainsey, ahhh, please don't go

Jamie Crowley
698 Posted 15/05/2013 at 01:44:22
Rick -

why the hell would the young kids follow Moyes to Man U?

He never played them!

The younger players are probably happier than pigs in shit.

Leung Chi Ho
705 Posted 15/05/2013 at 03:48:34
Hey? How bout Coleman and Mirallas?!
I am afraid he will taking them to Manure!!
Eric Myles
710 Posted 15/05/2013 at 06:03:47
Ho (#705), they would make much more sense as signees for Man Utd.

Let's hope BK ringfenced them!

Paul Andrews
722 Posted 15/05/2013 at 08:33:27
After the lies he has told recently,I would not take his word for it.
John Hall
805 Posted 15/05/2013 at 12:01:31
'I have in my hand a piece of paper!' - Neville Chamberlain reference from 1940. Moyes is not Hitler but he could, and probably will, invade Goodison and steal the crown jewels!! Hope we get a good deal for them...
Mark Stone
930 Posted 15/05/2013 at 15:34:48
"Fellaini isn't good enough for United."

I'd take Fellaini over Carrick.

Colin Glassar
933 Posted 15/05/2013 at 15:50:40
I wonder if Moyes will convince Ronaldo to move to man u. I think CR wanted to play for fergie again, I can't see him wanting to play RB under Moyes.
Ross Edwards
934 Posted 15/05/2013 at 15:51:26
He can, and I'm sure all Evertonians WILL want him to take the following players:
Leon Osman
Steven Naismith
John Heitinga
Colin Glassar
935 Posted 15/05/2013 at 15:53:43
Ross, he can have Vic as well for a couple of million.
Ross Edwards
938 Posted 15/05/2013 at 15:55:43
He can also take BK, Elstone, Round and Pip as well.
Richard Reeves
939 Posted 15/05/2013 at 15:22:59
Considering the history of Kenwright's transfer policy over the years has generally been sell to buy, this news if true is bad news for him. It doesn't mean anything to us as I think these players will be sold at the right price anyway; it just means there is less of a chance of clubs getting into a bidding war (not what Kenwright wants in my opinion).

I don't believe there was an agreement between the two, it's just not Kenwright-like to limit opportunities of player sales. I also don't necessarily believe this is something Moyes is doing out of respect of our club or the chairman; it's more likely that Moyes and Ferguson have discussed the future of the current Man Utd squad and have decided for whatever reason these two players are not required. Maybe Baines is considered too old for the money being mentioned and maybe Fellaini is just too expensive and that Ferguson would like to see some of the other midfielders develop.

Call me cynical but I think Kenwright has received this news from Moyes and twisted it to look like Moyes is doing an honourable thing and more importantly to appear that Kenwright has the club's best intentions at heart. Don't be surprised when he does sell these two and bleeds his heart out that he did his best to keep them but couldn't turn down the money that was offered and that he didn't want to stand in the way of the players and there ambitions who have been good servants to the club.

Christopher Kelly
974 Posted 15/05/2013 at 16:41:10
Fellaini should watch video of Javi Martinez and emulate him as much as possible. Similar build and similar capabilities.

Sell Baines. buy a £5 mil Left back and a£8-10 mil attacking mid.

Paul Andrews
027 Posted 15/05/2013 at 18:38:07
Which two players would you recommend Christopher ?
Alan Ross
038 Posted 15/05/2013 at 18:46:05
Having sorted his future out at Christmas which players do you suppose Sir David will want to take with him? The young ones left on the bench of course. Can't have them getting injured. I fully expect offeres to be made for Barkley at the very least.
James Bernard
180 Posted 15/05/2013 at 22:38:24
Kev-244 Tony -247 Sums it up all nice really
Nelly Verdonghan
307 Posted 16/05/2013 at 09:21:03
Personally I'd let him have Fellaini in a straight swap for ROONEY !!
Peter Bell
315 Posted 16/05/2013 at 09:22:12
No mention of Jags in the agreement then I see. I know for a fact that he would love to play for the team he supported as a kid, as a member of his family, who all come from Sale, mentioned it when I used to work in Manchester. Said he was never interested in going to London to play for Arsenal, he would rather stay at Everton, but would jump at any chance to join the Mancs
James Carlisle
373 Posted 16/05/2013 at 12:22:10
More worrying than these two going is Jags, and apparently Moyes wants him.
Jeremy Buckley
376 Posted 16/05/2013 at 12:30:50
I fully expect to see a news story appear some time over the summer concerning "interest" from Chelsea/Arsenal/Tottenham for Baines and/or Fellaini (all made up by their agents of course) and then Moyes will "have no choice" but to bid for them.

Not that I'm cynical of course..... ;-)

Patrick Murphy
631 Posted 16/05/2013 at 21:54:10
I think Felli got his wires crossed when BK said all the fans cared about was silverware, Felli has gone to the stylists and got his newly dyed Silver Hair.
Ian Smitham
684 Posted 16/05/2013 at 23:58:06
Patrick, the people raising the money are heroes and well done to them. Respect. Fella doing this displays things about him that are admirable and also respect to him. Well done to all concerned, God, I hope we can keep him. I love you Fellaini.
Patrick Murphy
687 Posted 17/05/2013 at 00:03:05
I wasn't having a go it was simply a play on words, sorry for any offence caused

Ian Smitham
688 Posted 17/05/2013 at 00:01:24
My fave players I refer to as Gods, players I have seen and love as an Evertonian. Ball, Latch, Brace, Tricky Trev, Dunc, Limpar, AJ, but Fella is up there and the hair thing tonight just reaffirms him as being right up there with my heroes.

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