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Everton Line Up £17m bid for Nestorovski

| Monday, 20 February 2017  62 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton have been reportedly been scouting Palermo striker Ilija Nestorovski.

The Express claim that Blues representatives watched the Macedonia international in his current club's 4-1 defeat to Juventus on Friday.

Nestorovski failed to score in that game but he has scored nine goals for the Serie A strugglers and claimed three assists.

Calciomercato in Italy suggest that Steve Walsh is keen on signing the 26-year-old.

Original Source: Twitter/Express  

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Bob Parrington
1 Posted 20/02/2017 at 23:40:50
He's spent almost the whole of the last 5 years out on various loan deals. What does this tell us?
Gavin Johnson
2 Posted 20/02/2017 at 23:53:00
I'd offer Arsenal £15m for Lucas Perez. He wants out and would jump at the chance to join us now.
Anthony Dwyer
3 Posted 21/02/2017 at 00:11:21
I'd have Perez, Gavin. 👍
James Marshall
4 Posted 21/02/2017 at 01:11:59
Perez has stated he wants to go to a bigger club – Milan are in the frame.
Tony Draper
5 Posted 21/02/2017 at 04:51:42
AC Milan... a "bigger club"?? They are a complete mess. Financially, organizationally, they are heading to absolutely nowhere.

All Evertonian' need to drop this flawed, delusional, "Moyesian" heresy, thinking that there are bigger clubs than Everton.

David Ellis
6 Posted 21/02/2017 at 05:06:39

Are you saying there are no bigger clubs than Everton? I think that is an "alternative fact".

However, you are right about AC Milan – we have more money than they do and are likely to do so for some time.

Martin Nicholls
7 Posted 21/02/2017 at 07:18:18
Everton are and always will be THE biggest club in my mind! Maybe not literally true in the real world but depends how one defines "big" – the very fact that the greatest player in the history of English football was an Evertonian is enough for me!
Gavin Johnson
8 Posted 21/02/2017 at 07:34:07
A bigger club than who, James? I've heard his agent sounding off saying Perez will move at the end of the season because he hasn't settled. Did he say he wanted to join a bigger club than Arsenal, in which case Milan aren't. Or did he say he wouldn't join Everton because he wanted to join a bigger club? I haven't seen any of that.

My guess is, Perez has been wishing he could turn back time thinking of what could have been had he joined us instead of Arsenal. He clearly made the wrong choice.

Gareth Clark
9 Posted 21/02/2017 at 07:41:35
Perez would be a great signing!

My first choice signing other than him, the likes of Janssen or Iheanacho would be perfect.

This Nestorovski guy looks like he has a great attitude, could be a decent shout too.

Graham Mockford
10 Posted 21/02/2017 at 09:03:25
Tony (#5), Martin (#7),

I know football is a partisan pastime but really?

Milan have won 18 Scudetto and 7 European Cups. Qualified for the Champions League 13 of the last 16 seasons.

They have had a couple of poor seasons. Maybe it was our two 11th-place finishes that has seen us rise above them in stature.

Maybe we are bigger than Madrid and Barca as well. That damn Moyes has just lowered our expectations.

Just saying we are bigger than Milan over and over until you believe it won't make it any more true.

David Ellis
11 Posted 21/02/2017 at 09:16:05
Gavin (#8) – According to the Mail, his agent says he wants to move to a "big club". Not bigger. But he also wants game time. Which may be mutually exclusive concepts... particularly if he means a bigger club than Arsenal.

The Agent then mentioned Milan as being a good choice. The article mentioned Everton and Milan were in for him. I would say we have a good chance to get him if we still want him... but expect a prima donna if he doesn't get game time.

Trevor Lynes
12 Posted 21/02/2017 at 11:59:31
Most players want to play and when they move to a top four club it becomes difficult to keep their place.Moving to EFC is NOT a drop in class but it enables players to get more game time.Schneiderlin was fed up at UTD and moved so that he could ply his trade.Look at Delph, he too was in the England squad but moved to Chelsea and has hardly played ever since.This does not mean he is a poor player.Competition at the big money clubs is intense and even Willian who I rate very highly is on the bench at Chelsea.This lad would be playing every week at other clubs in the Premier League.
Paul Momber
13 Posted 21/02/2017 at 14:03:23
Maybe that's why we didn't get him? Because he wanted assurances about game time we couldn't give him...
Alan J Thompson
14 Posted 21/02/2017 at 14:19:03
Not sure I think Everton is the biggest club but for me they are the most important.
Chris Gould
15 Posted 21/02/2017 at 14:33:23
Graham, it makes for an interesting debate. How do you define a club's size? Domestic titles, European triumphs, worldwide fanbase, wealth?

Are Man City a bigger club than us? It would be very easy to argue yes and no to that question.

Do you judge a club's size on its current circumstances or its history?

Russell Smith
16 Posted 21/02/2017 at 15:08:04
Come on, lads. WE ARE THE ONLY CLUB. It's just that some of these players don't know it yet. Perez will only come if Lukaku leaves – otherwise, he will still be playing second fiddle, and I for one hope Lukaku stays.
Chris Williams
17 Posted 21/02/2017 at 15:35:03

Perez is up against several good players like Giroud, Sanchez, Chamberlain,and a fair few others beside. If he were to come to Everton, he would be higher up the pecking order. He is not a replacement for Lukaku but a support for him, more like a Vardy. He brings something different and complementary I suspect.

Of all those linked with us in the summer, he was the one I regretted not arriving.

Martin Nicholls
18 Posted 21/02/2017 at 16:02:55
Graham (#10) – I assume you didn't get beyond the 9th word in my post - didn't realise I was so boring! I did use the phrase "in my mind" and added "maybe not literally true in the real world". That said, Chris (#14) makes some good points about how one defines "big club".
Paul Tran
19 Posted 21/02/2017 at 16:05:29
Chris, I'm not sure it matters how we define a big club. It's about what players think. My guess is they're thinking Champions League, Premier League title, global exposure, fat pay packet.

I'll let you decide how we match up to that.

Joe McMahon
20 Posted 21/02/2017 at 16:26:53
Chris (15) we can't keep looking back 30 years ago. At the end of the day, big clubs don't go over 20 years without winning anything and they certainly don't have stadiums like Goodison Park. Man City were very, very lucky being handed their stadium and 3 London Clubs have been fortunate to have the Premier League coinciding with the incredible wealth that has been London over the past two decades (and more).

We all remember Stamford Bridge with the Shed and cars behind the goal; sadly, Everton were certainly a bigger club then. I really do Blame Bill Kenwright for allowing Everton to stagnate.
Nicholas Ryan
21 Posted 21/02/2017 at 17:04:06
So, Perez wants a bigger club than Arsenal... seems to me, that's a pretty short list!
James Hughes
22 Posted 21/02/2017 at 17:21:49
Joe, plus the government in the 1980s were not big fans of our city. So whilst 'the smoke' were enjoying a boom and Glasgow was getting 3 times the grants our city received, we got this:

Thatcher urged 'let Liverpool decline' after 1981 riots

Joe McMahon
23 Posted 21/02/2017 at 17:33:55
Thanks for the link, James, yes who could forget what that parasite did to Liverpool/north of England. We are still paying the price now. Northern Powerhouse... yeah right – try telling them that in Middlesborough and Whitehaven.
Don Alexander
24 Posted 21/02/2017 at 17:46:43
Joe, I too have long since had enough of Blue Bill's smoke-and-mirrors activities but the lack of boardroom enterprise goes way back before he took over, unfortunately.

I don't expect Mr Moshiri to fully elevate us to the financial powerhouse we were under Sir John Moores but I really do hope he does enough, and soon, to have the wider world once again regard us "a big club" as we were when the Premier League was devised – Philip Carter being one of only five chairmen invited to hear what was proposed, the others being Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal and Spurs.

Chelsea and Man City gate-crashing their way in couldn't have been foreseen but only Spurs have emulated our own, erm, record of Champions League qualification.

Gavin Johnson
25 Posted 21/02/2017 at 18:37:36
Fabian Delph signed for City, not Chelsea, Trev. Bet he regrets that move now.

Lucas Perez was set to sign before Arsenal jumped the cue. I should imagine he really regrets not joining us now. He would have got plenty of game time to keep him happy, either as a 2nd striker or coming on from the bench. He also plays out wide in a forward 3. We should sign him this summer. He's quality, fits our demographic and wouldn't break the bank.

Mark Morrissey
26 Posted 21/02/2017 at 19:08:14
Interesting post about Nestorovski because nobody's talking about him. It's all about Gavin's post @ 2.

Gavin, you have post-bombed this thread and I'm with you 100%, Perez would be a top signing. Him, Macguire from Hull and Jordan Pickford in the summer would do me, provided we don't sell anyone.

Martin Nicholls
27 Posted 21/02/2017 at 19:10:59
Gavin (#25) of course you're right about Delph going to City rather than Chelsea but I'm not so sure he'll be regretting it as it seemed, given the way he strayed Villa, that he went there purely for the money. I doubt there's a Villa fan who'd think otherwise!
Phil Bellis
28 Posted 21/02/2017 at 19:11:10

Celtic and Rangers certainly wipe the floor with us, honours-wise, but bigger than Everton? Big fish and all that; so many variables.

John Graham
29 Posted 21/02/2017 at 19:49:20
Does anyone know anything about Nestorovski. Never heard of him myself but £17 m seems a lot for a 26-year-old.
Nigel Munford
30 Posted 21/02/2017 at 20:04:39
I wonder if we have a Perez post if it'll be totally taken up with talk of Nestorovski.
Gavin Johnson
31 Posted 21/02/2017 at 20:12:53
Yeah, sorry there Mark, guilty as charged. I don't think many of us know much about this other fella we've been linked with. I thought Lucas Perez was a decent one to discuss and it probably warrants it's own thread with us getting close to signing him, and the news that he could well be available in the summer.

Btw, good shout there on Jordan Pickford, he looks the best young British goalkeeper to emerge since Jack Butland.

Geoff Lambert
32 Posted 21/02/2017 at 20:30:42
Talking about British goalkeepers, that Sutton lad looks a BIG prospect. I bet not many shots get past him.

I think he might be too expensive to keep in pies and pasties though...

Colin Glassar
33 Posted 21/02/2017 at 20:35:45
Can we get any of these Monaco players, please? Man City are getting torn apart by a team which cost about a tenth of what the Mancs have spent. Brilliant football at times.
Graham Mockford
34 Posted 21/02/2017 at 20:40:21
Phil (#28),

Of course there are variables, the debate has been going on for years.

You could for instance make a reasonable argument we are a bigger club than either Glasgow clubs or Man City for that matter. And you could equally make the argument the other way around.

I fail to see an argument that by any metric we are a 'bigger' club than AC Milan.

Chris Leyland
35 Posted 21/02/2017 at 20:43:19
Colin – Monaco look fantastic but Stones is yet again proving that we got away with one of the biggest transfer muggings of all time. Watch his movement for both Monaco goals, it is abysmal and like watching an 8-year-old.
Colin Glassar
36 Posted 21/02/2017 at 20:48:55
Otamendi doesn't help, Chris, he's all over the place. Stones needs a half-decent partner.
Ian McDowell
37 Posted 21/02/2017 at 20:50:50
Stones has no awareness whatsoever. A complete liability on crosses.
Chris Leyland
38 Posted 21/02/2017 at 20:57:27
I agree, Colin, but the same thing could be said in reverse. The two of them must be thinking what the helm is the other one going to do next?.

Watching Monaco's first goal, Stones movement is embarrassing and for the second, he is like a statue as his man runs on to the free kick and scores.

Colin Glassar
39 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:01:45
That Bernardo Silva looks great. Weren't we linked to him a few seasons ago?
Colin Glassar
40 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:04:37
That Stones is crap.
Ian McDowell
41 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:05:33
Loving Monaco rip Stones to bits. Let's face it, he's garbage.

He cost us 5-10 goals last season and people blamed Martinez. He's just shite.

Tony Hill
42 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:08:16
The lad's confidence is shot to pieces. You can see him expecting to make an error whenever under pressure. Should have stayed with us, Koeman would have done what he's doing with Barkley.
Colin Glassar
43 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:20:25
Told yez Stones was brill.
Barry McNally
44 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:27:20
No surprise that Lacina Traoré is nowhere near the Monaco set-up.
Chris Leyland
45 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:31:40
Barry – Lacina is in a fantastic moment.
Colin Glassar
46 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:34:59
Lacina is still growing.
David Barks
47 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:35:44
Stones is playing in the Champions League, scored the go ahead goal, while we're sitting here typing after our club had two weeks off. I'm fairly certain Stones is happy with his choice. Get over it.
Tony Abrahams
48 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:36:48
Glasgow Rangershad 150,000 people on the streets of Manchester whilst Celtic got an award off UEFA for having 80,000 fans in Seville. These two clubs are as big as most teams in World football (fan-base) when you consider that they are both like international teams due to the political circumstances of both the north and south of Ireland?

Colin Glassar
49 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:39:33
Well that game has restored my faith in football. Breathtaking stuff at times.
John G Davies
50 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:42:43
Happy for Stones to score. The lad needs a break. It does not hide the fact that he is a poor defender though.
Chris Leyland
51 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:43:18
David Barks – I think that we are all happy with John's choice too.
Mark Morrissey
52 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:52:13
I'm happy that Stones is at Man City with his insane love of light blue cagoules and I'm also happy that Pep got shot of Hart, brought in the Chuckle brothers to keep goal and then today announced that they would demand £20 million for Hart in the Summer... mental.

What am I talking about? Blame Gavin @ 2 sending me off at a tangent... ha ha!

Tony Hill
53 Posted 21/02/2017 at 21:53:37
David, I couldn't care less about Stones. He was shit defensively tonight and has been for most of his time with Man City, that's a simple fact and people are entitled to express the view in the context of the game.
Colin Glassar
54 Posted 21/02/2017 at 22:05:11
I would still like the two Monaco full backs. Amazing pace, skill and delivery.
Simon Bates
55 Posted 21/02/2017 at 22:29:41
In the big club debate, there's a really annoying (in my opinion) programme (?) on YouTube called something like 'Everton, Koeman, Southampton and the definition of a big club'.

It compares ground capacity, average home attendance, playing assets, recent history (as in the last few seasons' league positions only) and wealth.

They stated we just about pipped Southampton due to our new investor, which therefore 'potentially' made Everton the bigger club.

It mentioned nothing of trophies won, records broken and still held, world class stars that have graced the hallowed turf of what is a historical ground in world football, our past is simply and collectively called history and apparently doesn't count!!!

Make no mistake about it though, Everton are still a massive football club and the only one that is bigger than some of the top 6 and realistically capable of making them invent a big 7. Our fan base is huge, look at every Wembley appearance, we still hold over half the ground.

On the subject of abstract failure over the last 30 years, the rot set in when English clubs were banned from European football, we had just won the Cup Winners Cup and the League title; we would have had sustained European Cup football for the next 3 years at least, as we came 2nd and 1st in the league the following seasons.

Who knows if that would have created a dynasty, but it would have certainly kept Agent Johnson from getting his hands on us.

Gordon Crawford
56 Posted 21/02/2017 at 23:16:17
Who is this guy Stones? He was yesterday's news, let's move on and enjoy the ride. :)

Also I've never heard of this guy, so I can't comment on his ability. If he's good, sign him, if he's not then let's move on. :)

Alexander Murphy
57 Posted 21/02/2017 at 23:41:41
Stones or £47½M? Hmmmmmmm?

Daddy or chips?


Jay Harris
58 Posted 21/02/2017 at 16:21:58
Good point, Mark. This thread was supposed to be about Nestorovski but it's become another debate totally.

Personally I would not touch Jansen but Perez looks interesting as might Giroud if available.

Nestorovski is untested at this level but I'm sure we now have the mechanisms in place to have a decent summer so should be buying well.

Keith Crawford
59 Posted 22/02/2017 at 21:37:55
Well said, Simon Bates (#55), I wholeheartedly agree, also we are not the one's scrounging a lend of one of AC Milan's player's, by the way, Simon, is there any chance of bringing 'our tune' back? It was always worth a chuckle... only joking, mate.
Ian Cowhig
60 Posted 22/02/2017 at 22:12:03
Jovetic would be worth a shout in my view. On loan at Seville. Can play as a 2nd striker; or just behind main striker. Remember him in a 3-1 win some years ago against RS. He was outstanding. I didn't understand Man City offloading him.
Steve Carse
61 Posted 23/02/2017 at 11:50:31
Tony (#48), you should always take crowd estimates with a large measure of salt.
Simon Bates
62 Posted 25/02/2017 at 11:25:18
Keith, I had to pack that in when TotP came calling, besides it was far too emotional for one man, combining those stories with being a blue.

I've only just been allowed out of my padded cell!!!

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