From the first day.. my decision to have sign to Everton it's because I love this club and the people in this club . It's not about money !— David Henen (@HenenDavid) 16 November 2016
Henen offered his response via Twitter, telling a supporter that he had no idea what Brown was talking about.
The 20-year-old, signed from Olympiacos last year, has yet to make an appearance for the Blues' first team but spent time on loan at Fleetwood last season and has been talked about in terms of going out on a temporary spell again in January, this time to the Championship.
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1 Posted 16/11/2016 at 18:41:04
He's 20 years old, and has been with the club long enough to have shown his worth. I have to admit that I haven't been following his progress enough to comment on his ability, but I'm sure others on here will know more about him.
If he's got the potential and still developing , then we should keep hold of him for now. If he's not progressing enough, then surely it's time for him to go.
I'd be interested to hear what others on here make of him, who follow the U23s more than me.
2 Posted 16/11/2016 at 18:44:33
3 Posted 16/11/2016 at 18:57:48
4 Posted 16/11/2016 at 19:00:03
5 Posted 16/11/2016 at 19:34:17
6 Posted 16/11/2016 at 19:58:17
7 Posted 16/11/2016 at 20:20:34
A loan deal in January would be ideal for him to prove himself, but I don't think we'd find a Championship club prepared to start him regularly, so probably a League One club.
Calvert-Lewin and Charsley are looking good at U23 level, and we have young attackers from last season's U18s still to be given a chance, like Brewster, Holland and Nathan Broadhead who's been hitting the headlines by scoring 5 goals for Wales U19s in two matches in the last 5 days.
It's a pretty tough environment for Henen. I'm a great one for giving youngsters as much time as we can to develop rather than cut them too early, get him out on loan in January and let's see what he can do, but I fear he's going to be caught up by younger players if he doesn't progress significantly this season.
8 Posted 16/11/2016 at 20:36:59
9 Posted 16/11/2016 at 21:13:05
10 Posted 16/11/2016 at 22:35:24
Exactly what Mourinho does – not that he doesn't like youngsters, he's just not going to be around long enough to take the credit for the results...
What would you do in their position? Bring through some academy kids (who, let's be honest, unless they're like Rooney who was ready for Premier League first team football at 14 years old, they all need some "development") or blow £30m+ on an established Premier League player?
It hurts me as a Blue to say it but Koeman is not an Everton fan, so he will always go with the latter...
11 Posted 17/11/2016 at 02:02:28
12 Posted 17/11/2016 at 08:05:28
13 Posted 17/11/2016 at 09:26:12
I would agree with practically every word of your post. That is how I see the situation and it is good that you haven't put a downer on any of these lads but just offered an honest opinion.
14 Posted 17/11/2016 at 10:34:02
Personally I think he made a mistake taking the Everton job.