Sandro flies in for Everton talks

Sunday 11 June 2017  133 Comments  [Jump to last]
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Everton are back in the race to sign striker Sandro Ramirez from Malaga after he flew to Merseyside for talks this weekend.

A report at MailOnline that echoed an Internet rumour to the same effect on Saturday claiming that the Spaniard was holding talks over a £5.2m move to Goodison Park was lent credence by mobile phone footage shared on social media of what appeared to be Sandro at the Titanic Hotel.

That was followed by a tweet from the usually reliable Times journalist, Paul Joyce, who also reported that the 21-year-old had been in Liverpool over the weekend discussing a move and was expected to make his decision on Monday.

The news comes just days after it looked like Sandro was nailed on to stay with Malaga in the hopes of joining Atletico Madrid in January when the latter club has its transfer embargo lifted.

That ban on transfers appears to have been the reason why his proposed move to Madrid has fallen through, however, and the Mail's report would indicate that the Blues are back at the head of the queue for his services.

Sandro-old has a £5m release clause in the contract he signed last year when he joined Malaga from Barcelona.  


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Gavin Johnson
1 Posted 11/06/2017 at 02:58:03
Would be more encouraged if it came from a reputable source, but fingers crossed that it's true. There's also talk of Klaassen signing in the next 10 days and the Michael Keane link has resurfaced. We need to sign all 3 of them IMO.
Jay Harris
2 Posted 11/06/2017 at 03:37:56
I am sure we all hope that this latest round of rumors is true.

If Keane, Sandro, Klaasen. Batshuayi etc come off it will be a great kick start to the Moshiri revolution.

Mark Andersson
3 Posted 11/06/2017 at 04:54:32
If true?? My cinical view is most of us will be underwhelmed by the start of the season..

Nothing has really changed... woppi doo – we finished 7th when 4th could have been achieved.. No wonder the lazy one wants out; even Diamond Boy is not happy.

Still, we dare to dream about turning the Red Shite over...

James Watts
4 Posted 11/06/2017 at 05:13:09
Fingers crossed Jay. Keane, Sandro and Klaassen would all be very welcome additions.

I'd be surprised if Batshuayi came though. If a team like Monaco want him, we have no chance. Even as an Evertonian, I'd be on the first plane out there!!!

Mark Whyment
5 Posted 11/06/2017 at 05:26:18
I totally agree Gavin, all three would add what we need... plus Yacine Brahimi IMO too (looks absolute quality).
Bob Hannigan
6 Posted 11/06/2017 at 06:00:31
Silly season is here, I'll get pumped when they sign on the dotted line.

I do believe in the new owner & management, let's see how things shake out.

Paul Kossoff
7 Posted 11/06/2017 at 06:48:20
James (#4), no you wouldn't, think of all those frogs' legs compared to chip butties! 😇
Rick Pattinson
8 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:05:57
So maybe we will sign another player who doesn't really want to join us... another stepping stone?
Paul Dewhurst
9 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:10:57
Rick, if we are signing players who want to play Champions League football that's a good thing they either get us there or are sold for profit while we are trying to get there. When / if we challenge for trophies, then we will be one of the clubs they want to sign for and then stay at; we sign players not fans.
Brian Williams
10 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:16:55
Mark (#3),

Did you just win the lottery by any chance? *LOL*

John Malone
11 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:34:12
At ٣.2 million just get him signed up!!

He could turn out to be a quality signing and, if it doesn't work out, you'll get at least 㾶 million off someone back in Spain!!

Mike Berry
12 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:52:30
If true, he can't help but to be impressed with the set-up at Everton and Finch Farm, also Ronald and his background as a top player will snare him.

The added bonus that Malaga is only 2 hours away is not too under estimated if he has any family ties and associations there and wants a quick visit in the future.

Neil Wood
13 Posted 11/06/2017 at 08:55:56
This will be an awesome signing. Please happen!
Iain Love
15 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:17:33
Watched Malaga against Real Madrid recently and he stood out a mile. A real quality player who takes a great free kick; has pace, skill and a first touch that doesn't turn into a tackle.

Add Sigurdsson, Maguire or Keane, Pickford, and the young lads from the U23s and we're set to challenge the top six. Which, unless we can get players like Sanchez, Coutinho or Van Dijk, is the best we can do next season.

That doesn't mean I don't want us to challenge for everything – it just means I watched us against Arsenal in our last game and realise how much we need.

Clive Rogers
16 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:21:10
All this "he's coming, no he's not, yes he is" again is doing my head in. Going to sit in a darkened room till August.
Paul Setter
17 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:22:56
Think there could be legs in this one, I hope so... Even at this cost we can't lose with it. The only stumbling block is Bungling Bill and his Shadow.
Len Hawkins
18 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:27:42
James (#4) Monaco? A Grand Prix only once a year! He can have that every day driving past the Pier Head!
Clive Rogers
19 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:32:28
Is Bullshit Billy still in charge of transfers? I heard someone else had been drafted in after last summer. Forgot the name though.
James Stewart
20 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:42:58
Get it done, Everton!
Paul Kennedy
21 Posted 11/06/2017 at 09:55:44
How come Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea already got confirmed transfers yet we wait till window opens? It's the old "close the door and turn out the shop lights" for us get the scraps...
Colin Glassar
22 Posted 11/06/2017 at 10:04:39
Yes he is, sadly, Clive. I hope he doesn't forget his pen, or gets bored, this time around.
Sam Hoare
23 Posted 11/06/2017 at 10:33:24
Liked the sound of this transfer from the start. Fingers crossed.

As for Batshuayi, Chelsea should tell him he's coming to Everton if they want Lukaku.

Sandro, Keane, Brahimi and Batshuayi in would be a decent start!

Clive Rogers
25 Posted 11/06/2017 at 11:58:37
Colin @19

I remember him reportedly saying to the Blue Union, "I'll be gone by the time I'm 70, my doctor won't let me continue". That's another lie for the list.

Gavin Johnson
26 Posted 11/06/2017 at 12:05:55
I'm imagining a side with Sandro, Keane, Klaassen, Batshuayi, Brahimi, Sessegnon, and Schmeichal. I think they're all feasible signings and we'd actually do better than the current side that is too dependent on whether Rom and Barkley turn up.

Is anyone else worried that the Red Shite will move for Keane now they've made a boo boo with the Van Dijk fiasco? It crossed my mind the other day and someone's posted the same story on NewsNow today. Let's hope knowing that he's our first choice will be make him pick us over them.

Peter Roberts
27 Posted 11/06/2017 at 13:54:42
Not sure Keane would want to move to the bitter rivals of his boyhood club? He may be more amenable to moving to us as Man Utd have just signed Lindelof so aren't interested in a centre back anymore.
Christopher Wallace
28 Posted 11/06/2017 at 16:12:37
Jimmy 14

He's not that good ffs. Plus, he's an absolute bell-end.

John Smith
29 Posted 11/06/2017 at 16:53:34
If he fails we can always sell him to Roberto Martinez or even Dave Whelan. I know he broke his leg once.
Mike Hughes
30 Posted 11/06/2017 at 17:47:45
John (#28),

Dave Whelan broke his leg?

FFS – why didn't he mention it before now?

William Cartwright
31 Posted 11/06/2017 at 17:51:06
If true, the Sandro link could be part of a trend leading to young 'under the radar', value-for-money prospects which is in keeping with the mantra of Everton FC.

Assuming a couple of the youngsters make the breakthrough into the squad, we could be looking at a season of continued improvement with promise of more to come. New goalkeeper, plus Keane, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Sandro, Traore (if not Batshuayi), plus the lad from QPR would be a good window indeed!

Tom Bowers
32 Posted 11/06/2017 at 17:57:42
Yes, Keane, may be the best target and very necessary in my opinion.

The Lukaku situation may have to be resolved first.

Hopefully some of the other rumours may be true but don't hold your breath.

Brian Wilkinson
33 Posted 11/06/2017 at 19:33:21
Let's hope if true wo do not fart about and get the guy signed.
Eddie Dunn
34 Posted 11/06/2017 at 20:39:52
Maguire would be a good signing, the new Mick Lyons?
Mark Morrissey
35 Posted 11/06/2017 at 21:30:50
Isn't he linked with Chelsea Sky have a link that says "Sandro in Chelsea link" – is this the same player?
Seamus McCrudden
36 Posted 11/06/2017 at 21:40:34
Mark, no – he's the Juventus Sandro.
Paul Momber
37 Posted 11/06/2017 at 22:12:50
There is a Twitter video showing what looks like Sandro entering the Titanic, which I assume is a cafe or restaurant, so hopefully this will get concluded.

Apparently Steve Walsh was in there waiting for someone and he came in with a couple of guys.

Joe Digney
38 Posted 11/06/2017 at 22:25:31
https://mobile.twitter.com/jackoefc27/status/874003508135170048

Video on twitter of Walsh apparently waiting for Sandro in the Titanic Hotel. Make of it what you will but that lad on his phone looks a lot like Sandro.

John Malone
39 Posted 11/06/2017 at 23:25:02
This look's like it could be happening!!!

https://twitter.com/Jackoefc27/status/874003508135170048?s=08

Peter Laing
40 Posted 11/06/2017 at 23:40:58
According to Twitter, he's in the Titanic Hotel tonight, meeting Steve Walsh.
Jamie Sweet
41 Posted 12/06/2017 at 00:29:26
The footage floating around certainly looks like Sandro, and supposedly Steve Walsh was there waiting to meet him.

I would love this one to happen, it would appear to represent fantastic value in today's market, and let's not forget – if it weren't for the transfer ban, he would now be joining a team who have been in two Champions League finals in the last four seasons.

James Watts
42 Posted 12/06/2017 at 06:22:59
Yep, that clip does indeed indicate Sandro is in town. Let's hope they keep Bill away from the contract negotiations. Not sure he'll take 5 euros and a jar of sangria a week to play for us.
Alexander Murphy
43 Posted 12/06/2017 at 07:09:27
As others have said, this lad will see things very differently once he has seen what a club he is joining.

Some fans need to stop acting like Everton is some jumped up second rate plastic excuse for a football club because that is the biggest mistake and the least expensive to put right.

Look in the football columns at the daily tittle tattle and take note who gets linked with this and that player. It's predictable. Do they sign each and every possible target? Nope !

So try this strategy on for free. Everton get themselves linked with every hotshot who is highly fancied. We do it repeatedly. Our name keeps getting mentioned amongst the "chosen few". Over and over and over.

How much does this cost? Bugger all. Then, just like all the rest, who do we actually sign? We sign who we actually want. But in the process we alter the mindset, in fact we might snare one or two players that raise the eyebrows.

It's called "The Power of Positive Thinking", and we'd better get our heads around it again! Just because we abandoned it in the late eighties and became the experts at avoiding it like the plague in the previous decade doesn't mean that it doesn't exist and has no influence.

If we show no belief in us, then don't expect some big brand "Johnny Foreigner" to turn us around by signing for a club that has an apologist attitude. Time to stop tackling like Geoff Nulty and start thinking like Big Nev!

Paul A Smith
45 Posted 12/06/2017 at 08:12:17
This lad looks like he can cut it in the Premier League with his physical side so lets hope this is true. I just hope we get some quality in before we lose anyone and show the clubs and fans around us we mean business.

I am not too fussed on signing Batshuayi from Chelsea as some rumours say. He is far from the potential Lukaku was and I don't want to see us raise another player for a Champions League side. Signing him will show all Lukaku's critics just how good Lukaku was for us but its all rumours at this point.

James Morgan
46 Posted 12/06/2017 at 08:21:26
The Andre Gray and Davy Klaassen rumours are picking up as well. If we got Sandro, Gray and let's say a bigger name striker all in place for Lukaku, I would be quite happy with that.

Looks like Klaassen will be instead of Sigurdsson, maybe he represents better value. Let's see.

Brian Williams
47 Posted 12/06/2017 at 08:29:34
Alexander. Well said mate.
Neil Wood
48 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:04:24
"I've just seen Sandro at the airport holding an Argos carrier bag and 200 Regal King Size."
Jim Lloyd
49 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:06:05
Good post, Alexander.
James Stewart
50 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:06:19
Andre Gray is a complete idiot; no thanks. Klaassen is nothing like Sigurdsson unfortunately; no way would I be spending anything like £20m plus on him.

Sandro would be a no-brainer, just what we need, pace and power. I would trust Walsh a lot more than I would Koeman in the transfer market.

Sam Hoare
51 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:08:58
That video is grainy but does seem to look like Sandro. Getting it tied up before U21 Euros? Hopefully. I don't you think you'll find much better value in the market this Summer than this lad for ٣m.
Colin Glassar
52 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:23:57
I hope we get him before 'Arry jumps in and signs him for Birmingham.
Dave Abrahams
53 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:28:50
Sandro looks to be a great signing, if true, and as Mike Berry (#12) says, he will be more than impressed when he sees the quality of Finch Farm where he will be working every day. Let this be the first of three or four good signings this close season.
John Pickles
54 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:31:25
'Sandro at the Titanic Hotel.'

Good, they're getting him used to sinking ships!

Mike Keating
55 Posted 12/06/2017 at 09:39:55
The Guardian don't waste time on churning out the crap agents wish to fuel the rumour mill with and they have the guy spotted in town on Sunday. I don't care if he is on the rebound from Atletico – just get it done.
Brian Harrison
56 Posted 12/06/2017 at 10:03:44
My only slight concern is that, seeing he will only cost ٣ million, why is there no other Spanish club looking to move for him. I know it was rumoured that Atletico were interested but they have a transfer ban so couldn't go for him.
Sam Hoare
57 Posted 12/06/2017 at 10:16:46
Brian, possibly because only Real, Barca and Atletico Madrid can match the wages available in England? Atletico were supposedly interested and would have signed him if not for the transfer ban; if true that's a pretty good reference...
Steven Jones
59 Posted 12/06/2017 at 10:35:41
Spot on, Alexander!

The Recruitment team can only do their best with what they control. If a Champions League side come in we will lose.

If we offer a club the right process and the play and agent the right fees – we have no control when Arsenal or even stoke or West ham come in and ask the agent what it would take and they offer 30% more fees above the worth of the player.

However, we can have a positive attitude and then we will attract more than if we are negative.

Paul A Smith
60 Posted 12/06/2017 at 10:47:37
Don't watch Davy Klaassen's top ten goals if your on YouTube. They must be the most uninspiring 10 goals I have ever seen apart from one header and goal 1.

If you are getting wet at the thought of signing Klaassen and your not a Barkley fan you need help. Barkley would score for fun in that dutch league. In fact, watch the goal where Klaassen goes around the keeper and try to tell me Barkley wouldn't be a sensation in Holland.

I have nothing against Klaassen by the way. I hope he signs and becomes a major player for us but if I see one more flog Barkley and get Klaassen shout, from fans who know nothing about Klaassen, I think i'll buy a gun.

I can't believe how many grown ups play reality Championship Manager every summer.

Peter Carpenter
61 Posted 12/06/2017 at 10:54:07
Steady on. The video is Paul O'Grady talking to Tim from Coronation Street, followed in by a heavy who looks ready to smash the camera.
Colin Glassar
62 Posted 12/06/2017 at 11:18:38
Sandro spotted in a sweet shop on London road. A pack of jammy dodgers and two lottery tickets were purchased.
Peter Carpenter
63 Posted 12/06/2017 at 11:22:52
Update: Reports are coming in that the purchase was in fact custard creams not Jammy Dodgers.
Damian Wilde
64 Posted 12/06/2017 at 11:36:45
I have never seen Sandro play, what's he like?
Peter Carpenter
65 Posted 12/06/2017 at 11:39:54
Further reports suggest that Sandro tripped and fell as he left the shop. Yes, this is breaking biscuit news.
Gordon Crawford
66 Posted 12/06/2017 at 11:48:03
Sandro should be signed up quickly. He seems to be a very talented player. And at just over ٣m he could be the bargain of the summer transfer window.

Paul (#60) well said. Barkley is head and shoulders better than Klaassen. Now don't get me wrong, he is a good player, but he plays in a very weak league. I would rather have Sigurdsson, and I'm not thrilled about him signing.

In saying that we might have cooled interest in him. Leicester are supposedly offering 㿊m for him.

Kevin Jones
67 Posted 12/06/2017 at 12:13:14
John Pickles at 54, I don't' agree with it but very funny.
Iain Johnston
68 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:21:10
I see Klaassen more as a replacement for Cleverley rather than instead of Sigurdsson; there's also the question mark over McCarthy's fitness etc. The Klaassen interest seems similar to when Koeman took Clasie to Southampton.

I'm excited about Sandro and at ٣M, he is far less a risk than the 㿊m we were quoted for Slimani last summer.

John Raftery
69 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:21:28
It is unfair to judge a player on one performance but I saw nothing from Klaassen in the Europa League Final to suggest he has the quality or physique to cut the mustard in the Premier League.
Steve Ferns
70 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:42:45
Fingers crossed for Sandro. How could we not sign him for ٣m, even if he gets top dollar in wages?

As for Davy Klaassen, I'll trust Koeman's judgement, but he's not really impressed me. The big Dane upfront, Kasper Dolberg, looks a better signing, and can bring the physicality that Sandro lacks.

Ciaran O'Brien
71 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:43:45
Sandro could be one of the signings of the season if we pull it off and the if Spurs don't gazump us. He got 16 La Liga goals in a mediocre team last season which is good and looks as if he has the physique to handle the premier league. He also can play across the frontline which is also very helpful with Europe next season.

As for Klaassen, I don't know much other than the fact he is the first Ajax man to captain them in a major European final for years. He doesn't look like a playmaker but an attacking midfielder who makes runs into the box to get on the end of moves. He could be the new Cahill who didn't score many screamers but was often in the right place and the right time.

Hopefully we get these two in and add a real playmaker, two centre-halves, goalie and a winger who can play on both sides and can chip in and a new dynamic left-back.

Chris Williams
72 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:46:34
For what it is worth, my son is over in Spain and the barman in the hotel is a Malaga supporter. He reckons this guy is brilliant and is desperate to keep him.
Kieran Kinsella
74 Posted 12/06/2017 at 13:58:41
If we get Sandro, I wonder if we will play him as a striker? We used to hammer Moyes for playing strikers as wingers. Koeman does the same thing as do Mourinho and Southgate. I don't understand the logic of round pegs in square holes.
John Smith
77 Posted 12/06/2017 at 14:08:51
"Europa League Final to suggest he has the quality or physique to cut the mustard in the Premier League."

That was his 50th game of the year. He was probably knackered.

John Smith
78 Posted 12/06/2017 at 14:22:06
"I remember him reportedly saying to the Blue Union, "I'll be gone by the time I'm 70, my doctor won't let me continue". That's another lie for the list."

That's not a lie. It's an inaccurate prediction by a human being that wasn't born with a working crystal ball attached to his hands.

Mike Gaynes
79 Posted 12/06/2017 at 16:22:31
Mark (#3),

"We finished 7th when 4th could have been achieved... "

Yeah, right. Can't wait to have you tell us where we could have picked up 16 more points and flown past three teams who were better than we were. News bulletin: We finished behind those three red teams because we didn't have enough talent to finish ahead of them. 4th was never a possibility. Period.

Jim Knightley
80 Posted 12/06/2017 at 16:33:20
Sandro has a low release clause - going for him does not constitute a continuation of the Bill era in my opinion. Should we ignore him, just because he is cheap, despite him being probably the best scoring under 21 in the big leagues who we could realistically get? He could be a very rare thing in the modern game: a player worth a lot more than his price tag.

And the rumoured Klaasen and Sigurdsson interest, or Michael Keane, certainly do not meet Beattie money requirements. Nor, for that matter, do the 25mil deals made for Bolasie and Schneiderlin in the past year. We comfortably surpassed the highest gross spend in our history during the past year, despite the hiring of a new manager, director of football, and the transition of a new owner. I'm confident that we will do the same again over the next 12 months. There are far more reasons to believe in Moshiri than to decry him, and I haven't seen an argument on here that has made me think otherwise.

Let's hope the business over the summer convinces all of us.

Gerald Foo
81 Posted 12/06/2017 at 16:49:47
I for one am excited about the prospect of Sandro. Its about time we got someone with a little bit of a nasty streak in them, that is willing to fight for the team. We've become a little too nice over the last couple of seasons. Klaassen looks like he has a bit of fight in him as well and reminds me of a more skillful Cahill with his runs into the box.

Bring it on I say! :)

Jim Harrison
82 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:03:43
Mike Gaynes,

To add to your point regarding Mark (#3), I believe that this season Arsenal secured the the highest points total in Premier League history for a team that did not finish at least 4th. They had 3 more points than Bobby's team did when we finish 5th. The idea that we somehow fluffed a chance to make 4th is misguided, or overly simplistic.

I have read on this site that Arsenal are a shambles, Man Utd are no great shakes, and Liverpool are shit. Yet last season 75 points would have been comfortably 2nd place, 3rd the year before.

Regards Sandro, all I have to go on is YouTube. But at €6 million or so, he could be steal.

Brian Williams
83 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:04:41
Lads, we could sign Messi and someone on here would moan that we should have signed him years ago!
Ian Jones
84 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:10:54
Brian. My issue with Messi is that he is essentially one-footed. I prefer players to be able to use both feet. :)
James Hughes
85 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:21:53
Brian -also Messi doesn't track back enough and is crap at throw ins.
but he has potential
Brian Williams
86 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:24:39
Sorry Ian, James, forgot about those unacceptable weaknesses. :-)
Ian Jones
87 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:27:53
James and Brian. Messi isn't so good on goalkicks either...
Brian Williams
88 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:42:29
I wonder if Sandro's actually signed yet or not?

It's been said he wants his future sorted before the U21 Euro's, which start on Friday. He's in line to play his first game on Saturday.

I'm HOPING the fact he's taken the time out to fly to Liverpool means it's as good as sorted!

Karl Jones
89 Posted 12/06/2017 at 17:45:07
Watch Spurs come in at the eleventh hour...They're always snooping around when we're close to signing anyone.
Ed Fitzgerald
90 Posted 12/06/2017 at 18:45:36
Fuck me, I don't think it's Sandro at all.

I think it's Roberto Martinez, Bobby has clearly has been hitting the gym, getting some tattooes and is planning a sneaky comeback as a striker either that or Sandro is Martinez's secret love child. This guy looks older than the Yak does now!

Peter Morris
91 Posted 12/06/2017 at 19:05:51
Get a DNA test done to check this guy is who he says he is and his age before handing over any cash. He look more like 42 than 22.
Colin Glassar
92 Posted 12/06/2017 at 19:55:56
Stop worrying, Sandro has been spotted eating fish and chips in Bold St with Billy Bullshit and Suntan Bob. They appear to be arguing over who is picking up the tab but, apart from that, everything is peachy.
Len Hawkins
93 Posted 12/06/2017 at 20:13:50
Kenwright could clinch this with a signed copy of Dreamboats and Petticoats and an Ena Sharples hairnet.
Lev Vellene
94 Posted 12/06/2017 at 20:21:17
Sir Colin (#92) – You forget how easily any too cuddly-reviewed playing squad could make anyone forget their spots? And without F&C...?
Tony Sullivan
95 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:21:07
Colin (#62)

He was later seen in Hope Street, talking to Jeremy Corbyn. He was holding the Jammie Dodgers.

Colin Grierson
96 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:23:06
Why are some people judging this fella by the size of his price tag?!?! Surely the cheaper he is, the better the business we have done? If he turns out to be mustard (and only time will tell as many highly regarded and highly priced players have flopped) then isn't he the bargain we all dream of?

Trust those whose job it is to bring in the talent! If you think you're better qualified then get your CV in and get it sorted. Or maybe... show some faith.
Christy Ring
97 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:24:59
Sandro for ٤m, he can't be any worse than Kone, who cost the same. Klaassen for me is not worth the money; against Man Utd, he hardly touched the ball, and is not as good as Barkley. Tadic who played for Koeman in the Premier League, is available for half the price.
Brian Wilkinson
98 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:35:59
Brian @86, the night's still young yet; sure someone will say, "Nah, Messi is too small." :-)
Anthony Burke
99 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:39:06
Tadic has a 㾹 million release clause, Christy Ring, which is double.
Sam Hoare
100 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:48:26
Anthony, best to read someone's post carefully before you correct them!
Christy Ring
101 Posted 12/06/2017 at 21:58:51
Anthony 99, if Klaassen price is £26m, you may check your maths??
Anthony Burke
102 Posted 12/06/2017 at 22:03:34
Good point; sorry, lads.
Anthony Burke
103 Posted 12/06/2017 at 22:10:49
We can't say No to Klaassen because of one bad game. I remember Coleman against Benfica and I never wanted him to play for Everton again. Now, he is one of my all-time Everton players.
Tom Bowers
104 Posted 12/06/2017 at 22:24:39
These players and their agents have their fingers in many pies, playing one interested buyer off against the other. Everton should make one offer as they see fit and, if the player baulks a little, then tell him to get lost and move onto the next on the list.
Dave Abrahams
105 Posted 12/06/2017 at 23:26:03
Has Sandro ever played with Deulofeu at Barcelona?

Del Boy could be a factor in Sandro coming to Everton if they did play together at Barcelona.

Peter Roberts
106 Posted 13/06/2017 at 00:18:04
If people want an inconsistent winger, then shall we just keep Deulofeu rather than blow 㾹m on Tadic? Deary me.
Gerry Quinn
107 Posted 13/06/2017 at 00:24:41
Brian - Messi is too one-footed!
Paul Kossoff
108 Posted 13/06/2017 at 00:37:22
Is Bill sure this fella's 21? Will he be Rom's replacement?
Bob Parrington
109 Posted 13/06/2017 at 01:00:33
Don't rate Tadic, myself. With all that's being talked about, I wouldn't be surprised if there are 'surprises' being negotiated – Walsh style. Wouldn't this be nice????
Brian Porter
110 Posted 13/06/2017 at 01:06:42
Please make this happen, Everton. Don't dilly dally and start haggling about a few thousand here and there, either on purchase price or on contract terms. This lad is HOT. I've watched him many times in La Liga in the season just ended and he is the real deal.

For once, let's see some decisive action and real determination to push this deal over the line and have it all in place ready for him to sign on the dotted line on the day the window opens. That would put down a marker and show we really do mean business this summer.

Philip Jeffries
111 Posted 13/06/2017 at 02:04:15
Gueye played all season for Villa and no-one even mentioned him. We signed him and people on here were kicking off at the lack of ambition from the club. As it happens, it was one of Walsh's first gems unearthed. So trust him and Koeman regarding Sandro.

Same goes for Klaassen. He is a goalscorer and club captain. Most of the Ajax team had a bad night against Man Utd. You can't judge a player on one game and Koeman has been watching his progress for 3 years. He knows where the goal is, which is more than can be said for Barkley.

Jim Harrison
112 Posted 13/06/2017 at 02:15:18
Christy (#97), Barkley also hasn't signed a contract so no matter how highly you, me or anyone else rates him he will probably need replacing. If he stays, then and the Klaassen move comes off we will have reinforced our midfield
Nigel Munford
115 Posted 13/06/2017 at 08:10:36
Wish people would stop judging a player on one game. Rom and Ross have had some stinkers themselves this season and we're valuing them at a combined £150 million'ish. Let's have some trust in the staff employed to make these decisions.
James Watts
116 Posted 13/06/2017 at 08:18:05
Barkley rejecting our last offer is in some of the rag tops. True? Who knows but I'm guessing it is just from the fact that he hasn't signed and we're reported to be close to Klaassen and Sigurdsson. Again, whether those reports are true as well is a guessing game right now. Got to love this time of year!
Peter Laing
117 Posted 13/06/2017 at 09:02:50
For those unsure about when the transfer window opens – it's 1st July. Hopefully we will have our ducks in line in terms of incoming transfers in readiness for the squad reconvening on 2nd July for the pre-season schedule.
Gareth Clark
118 Posted 13/06/2017 at 09:09:06
Peter (#118),

The window opened on June 9th...

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/12691/10862752/when-does-the-transfer-window-open

Brian Williams
120 Posted 13/06/2017 at 11:13:43
Peter#118. The window's open now mate.
Nigel Munford
122 Posted 13/06/2017 at 11:44:40
Ernie @#137 - I don't know, given some comments about players I've read on TW over the past season I think some need to be holding on to their Crown Jewels protectively and looking over their shoulder!!
Brian Williams
123 Posted 13/06/2017 at 11:59:12
Here's a suggestion from left field. What about Costa on loan for a season, even half a season, til he goes to Atletico?

He'd certainly be up for it every game.

Andrew Ellams
124 Posted 13/06/2017 at 12:42:55
Griezmann has just extended his contract at Atletico. Is this when Man Utd step up their Lukaku interest?
Mark Morrissey
125 Posted 13/06/2017 at 13:01:11
Peter @ 118, the window opened officially on Friday morning.
Mark Morrissey
126 Posted 13/06/2017 at 14:05:59
Too much negativity. We needed a new keeper and now we've got one and a young 'un.

Why all the comparisons to the past. Let's move forward and bag this Spaniard or is he too Spanish ? Is he too short for some? Never happy some of you.
Brian Williams
128 Posted 14/06/2017 at 14:24:23
It seems to have gone quiet on the Sandro front doesn't it, and with Walsh having travelled to Italy I wonder whether it's all done and dusted with Sandro, or just "all over?"

I'd have thought if we'd been successful we'd have announced something, and you'd thing he'd have made his mind up one way or the other with the player himself allegedly wanting things settled before the end of the week.

Fingers still crossed!

James Morgan
129 Posted 14/06/2017 at 14:31:41
Brian, I imagine we will still get Sandro. Nothing to base it on just a hunch.
Walsh, according to Sky, is discussing three players from Inter and three from AC. Banega amongst them funnily enough!

A possible front three of Bacca, Sandro and Niang next season though, that could get me salivating!

Joe O'Brien
130 Posted 14/06/2017 at 16:15:59
I'm hoping that no news is good news. Surely we'll get a answer one way or another by tomorrow. He'd be a cracking signing. Like you, Brian, my fingers are crossed.
Andrew Clare
131 Posted 14/06/2017 at 16:32:31
We really don't want anyone from Milan. They are a poor team lacking any outstanding players.

As for Banega, he is past it now.

Nicholas Ryan
132 Posted 14/06/2017 at 17:57:18
If he flew in on Sunday, and it's now Wednesday why hasn't he signed?!
Mike Gaynes
133 Posted 14/06/2017 at 18:06:11
Because eight-figure contracts have some complexities and do sometimes take time to negotiate.
Philip Jeffries
134 Posted 15/06/2017 at 04:57:59
In some ways, it's good to see Everton do business with no media getting a sniff, but it's a nervous wait and surely we should be getting some sort of update soon. Jim White... get on the blower son!

As for the Italy trip, this has loan deals written all over it. Good business sense too as we use them for a VERY busy year without the ongoing financial issues if they fail and it also frees up cash for permanent signings. It's a win-win.

Chris Gould
135 Posted 15/06/2017 at 06:32:20
If we don't hear anything by the end of today, then it would be a concern. If reports are to be believed, our terms to the player were already offered and agreed.

We don't need to haggle over price because of the release clause, and Sandro himself seems keen to get his future sorted out before The European U21s begin tomorrow. So, you'd expect to hear something positive today?

With such a small release clause the concern is always going to be that some other club has swooped in and confused the issue. Of course it could always be something like image rights or shirt number that's holding up the deal. Not to mention his impression of Liverpool when he visited (not a slight on the City, it just may not have felt right for him).

A quick Google search indicates no news whatsoever regarding Sandro for a couple of days. Good or bad thing?

Tony Hill
136 Posted 15/06/2017 at 06:45:13
Yes, Chris, I have doubts about this one. The feeling is that he's not truly interested in us. Hope I'm wrong but I also hope he doesn't land here because he can't find anything else.
Terry Smith
137 Posted 15/06/2017 at 09:17:21
Any news on Sandro deal? It's gone quiet after the meeting in town.
Paul Kelly
138 Posted 15/06/2017 at 10:19:14
What's happened with Sandro, got seen in the docks when the Titanic got commissioned, heard nowt since, anyone got any conjecture?

Kind of feels the same to me until it isn't, until then it will be same.

William Cartwright
139 Posted 15/06/2017 at 13:26:22
Good things come to those who wait... ?
Dave Wilson
140 Posted 15/06/2017 at 14:19:29
There seems to be a lot of confusion and debate as to when the transfer window opens.

Am I right in thinking that, although deals can be done from the 9th June, contracts and fees cannot be registered until 1st July?

John Smith
141 Posted 15/06/2017 at 22:41:12
I still can't believe we've signed two players already, 2 weeks before the window even opens! And for about 㿞 million.

Considering Davey Moyes only had around ٤ million to spend each year, this really shows that Moshiri is the real deal.

Jay Harris
142 Posted 16/06/2017 at 15:49:25
I believe he asked for this weekend to consider the move but I guess his heart is really set on Atletico. Do we really need another striker whose heart is somewhere else?

I say go for Andre Gray and Niang with a cheeky bid for Aguero.

Realistically we should demand two or three players from Chelsea as part of the Lukaku deal. Batshuayi, Traore and/or Tammy Abrahams would be a nice coup. I would even offer to drive the egotistical maniac there myself.

Ernie Baywood
143 Posted 16/06/2017 at 23:00:10
Are Gray and Niang massive Evertonians or something? Almost every player we could sign would have their heart somewhere else.

And part-exchanges almost never happen.

Gerry Quinn
144 Posted 16/06/2017 at 23:12:55
Niang deal is off, apparently – he is considered too inconsistent!

WTF about McGeady, Deulofeu, Mirallas et al – they are no different but we bought them!!! :)

Chris Gould
145 Posted 17/06/2017 at 12:43:04
I am going to be gutted if we don't get Sandro. I think he'd be the signing of the summer. He's got a bit of Costa and Suarez in him. Fast, powerful, skillful, direct, great at free kicks. I think he'd be a huge fans favourite, but he's obviously not convinced that he wants to come to us.

I think it's easy to underestimate what a massive decision it is to leave your home country and move to another. It's very easy to take for granted with footballers, but it's a big ask.

We will need to be offering a huge contract to prise him away from home comforts.

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