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Everton line up Eredivisie hot-shot

| Sunday, 18 June 2017  39 Comments  [Jump to last]
Ronald Koeman could turn back to his home country's league for striker Nicolai Jorgensen if a report in Denmark has any substance.

Everton are said to be close to wrapping up the transfer of Sandro Ramirez from Málaga but are looking to add further firepower with Romelu Lukaku widely expected to leave Goodison Park this summer.

Danish paper BT claim that the Blues have made an inquiry regarding a €20m move for Jorgensen who finished top scorer in the Eredivisie this past season for champions Feyenoord.

His compatriot, Ajax forward Kasper Dolberg, also continues to be linked with Everton.

Original Source: BT via Football Oranje  

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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 18/06/2017 at 16:06:01
Never heard of him. Next!!
Jason Broome
2 Posted 18/06/2017 at 16:17:06
Dolberg all the way over Nicolai Jorgensen.

Jorgensen is a target man a little similar to Rom. However, he doesn't do much running off the ball and requires service. Can be a little frustrating if not scoring.

Dolberg is the next big thing coming out of the Dutch league. He has pace, runs at defenders, can dribble, is a playmaker who can score from range, has a similar goals return to Lukaku, and is only 19. He would be an excellent partner to Ramirez and old team mate Klaassen.

Possibly £25-30 Million and we could have a better all-round prospect than Lukaku... No-brainer.

Soren Moyer
3 Posted 18/06/2017 at 17:10:20
I've seen him play many times for club and country. He's not good enough.
Paul Ellam
4 Posted 18/06/2017 at 17:10:34
I'm not sure Ajax will be happy to sell us 2 of their players in one summer.

I would prefer it if we went for either Dembele (Celtic) Giroud (Arsenal) or Williams (Bilbao) personally.

Plus keep Lukaku!

Jason Broome
5 Posted 18/06/2017 at 17:13:58
Paul @4

This might court a little controversy but I have a suspicious feeling that Lukaku is going nowhere.

Erik Dols
6 Posted 18/06/2017 at 17:34:57
I saw him play a lot last season. I don't think he will set the Premier League alight. Even within the Eredivisie, he's not the best striker around by far and I see little room for improvement.

Then again, lots of people, myself included, had the same opinion of Pellè when he went to Southampton and that turned out okay. Still, as replacement of Lukaku this would be underwhelming.

As a pinch hitter to turn around a game, and to play in the Europa League, I could understand this transfer.

Richard Reeves
7 Posted 18/06/2017 at 17:39:21
Dolberg would be an unbelievable signing/investment.
Colin Glassar
8 Posted 18/06/2017 at 17:59:15
Well, lots of players have come here, with great reputations, fallen flat on their faces only to resuscitate their careers abroad. Savic, Kalinic, Falcao, Veron etc... to name a few. Just because they can't adapt to the Premier League doesn't make them bad players.
Nicholas Ryan
9 Posted 18/06/2017 at 18:16:26
Jason Broome (#5) Funnily enough, I have the same feeling!
Nigel Munford
10 Posted 18/06/2017 at 18:34:34
It's only Lukaku's mouth and media talk at the moment regarding Lukaku going this summer, isn't it? No club has made any firm offers for him, have they? It would be quite comical if we had no offers for him at all.
Mark Frere
11 Posted 18/06/2017 at 18:39:03
Jason @5

I hope that isn't the outcome - not because I don't rate him, but because I'm really bored of the ongoing saga of 'Will he stay or will he go?"

His latest comments along the lines of, "staying at Everton is not an option" doesn't fill me with any confidence that he sees his future here.

I would like him to sign a new contract and state he's looking forward to a long successful career at Everton. Sadly I don't envisage that scenario. I'm not merely happy to have him here to run down another year of his contract just because another team is not willing to pay the transfer fee we want.

Chris Williams
12 Posted 18/06/2017 at 18:46:08
Regarding Lukaku, there is a report saying that the deal to Chelsea is pretty much done. Apparently Chelsea change sponsors 1st July and want to delay announcements so they can launch the new shirt and sponsor and make even more cash.

It may well be bullshit, probably is, but maybe wait until 1st July.

Nothing to do with Sandro and I will be delighted to watch him next season, regardless of Lukaku.

Graham Mockford
13 Posted 18/06/2017 at 18:55:50
At this point, assuming Sandro signs, I'd definitely take

In: Dembele, Sigurdsson, Keane.

Out: Lukaku, Barkley, Jagielka, Besic, McCarthy, Deulofeu, Stekelenburg.

Mark Wild
14 Posted 18/06/2017 at 19:17:31
it feels great to have done some early business but let's be realistic. Look at Man Utd, good spenders but spent poorly for the last few years. We don't want to end up like them. Even with Moshri we can't afford to make mistakes like them.

We need real quality. We need to break the bank for Van Djik. He would be our Vincent Kompany. We also need Sigurdsson and a striker better than Lukaku if we are to really compete.

We need Walsh to find us the next Suarez. Easier said than done but, for me, we'll still be hitting a glass ceiling without filling those key positions.

Gavin Johnson
15 Posted 18/06/2017 at 20:09:48
Yes, Graham, I'd add a young left back like Sessegnon to that list too and put Garbutt on your Outs list.
Mike Allison
16 Posted 18/06/2017 at 20:19:26
What's your opinion of Dolberg, Erik?

And Klaassen for that matter? (Or just tell me where you've already posted it.)


Sam Hoare
17 Posted 18/06/2017 at 20:52:08
If we are looking for a Lukaku replacement, then I think it needs to be someone who can hit the ground running.

Someone from the Premier League or an experienced European scorer from a more challenging league. I like the look of Dolberg but is he ready to take on the mantle? He'd be a considerable risk I'd say.

Batshuayi, Giroud, Josh King, Bacca, Lacazette (optimistic!)... I am sure there are better names I've forgotten but, if Lukaku goes, then his replacement should be the most important signing this Summer.

Nigel Johnson
18 Posted 18/06/2017 at 22:16:00
Hey I don't think one player will be replacing Lukaku – I believe it will be a couple of different kinds of strikers, with Everton playing a much different style of football.

I think we will play a bit like Liverpool a few season ago: 3 up top who can press and then the 3 midfielders pressing and the back 4 playing higher up the pitch, maybe the half-way line. So Everton will not need a big striker anymore, as such, but a quick energy front 3.

Robin Cannon
19 Posted 18/06/2017 at 22:36:27
I wonder if "has Colin Glassar (#1) heard of him?" is a big factor in Walsh/Koeman's decision criteria.
Colin Glassar
20 Posted 18/06/2017 at 22:41:31
I would hope so, Robin. But if you read my post #8 you will also see I am more than willing to be patient with foreign players as I think some of them need time to adapt to our league.
James Morgan
21 Posted 18/06/2017 at 22:46:50
Maybe just a random rumour like half the other players we get linked to. I would like us to get Bacca though, proper eye for goal and at 30 is experienced and in his prime. Slightly going away from our youth policy but sometimes you just need a here-and-now player without worrying about resale value.
Rick Pattinson
22 Posted 18/06/2017 at 23:14:31
Dolberg and Nasri for me.
Alex Parr
23 Posted 19/06/2017 at 01:32:57
Guys. The "Lukaku to stay at Everton this season" is 9/1 on sky bet. Not sure about other betting sites, but Aalternatives are available!

Just saying... for those who think he might not fall into the football themed Game of Thrones that plays out with the so-called big movers every summer.

John Pierce
24 Posted 19/06/2017 at 02:31:55
I have to say of the type of strikers out there, this guy is a fringe player at best.

I would absolutely go for Giroud, technique and proven at Premier League and European level.

Excellent at bringing others into play, very good with his head. Really a facet Everton have lacked for years. A key component when trying to breakdown stubborn sides.

Whatever our summer shopping, a centre-forward like Giroud should be a must. Variety in attack is essential to avoid over reliance, and a reasonable tactic range.

Bill Gienapp
25 Posted 19/06/2017 at 03:57:02
I'd be over the moon if we got Dolberg, but I don't really see it happening, at least not in this window.
John Hammond
26 Posted 19/06/2017 at 10:09:01
Jason (#5), I've thought the same but surely not. We're going to be a different team this season and Lukaku doesn't fit.
Erik Dols
27 Posted 19/06/2017 at 10:39:06
Mike Allison (#16)

On Klaassen, I think best thing is to search here. Just hit ctrl-F and type in "Erik Dols" and look for at least two posts. ;-)

Dolberg: huge potential. The lad is a natural finisher, ice cold in front of goal. But he is far from the finished product. He scored against Lyon in both matches of the semi-final in the Europa League, and he scored the equalizer away against eventual champions Feyenoord.

Apart from those goals, almost all his goals were against lesser competition: only 4 of his 16 goals in the competition were against teams that ended up in the upper half of the table and only the Feyenoord-goal was against a team ending in the top-6 in the Eredivisie. He's not all about scoring goals btw, he can hold the ball and get past a defender.

If we would sign him, I don't expect him in the first team too much in the first two seasons. It would be best for the lad to stay at Ajax for at least one more year.

Clive Rogers
28 Posted 19/06/2017 at 10:51:15
It's being reported that Dolberg and his agent have decided he needs to stay where he is for another year.
Mike Allison
29 Posted 19/06/2017 at 11:09:16
Thanks Erik, it's always nice to know your thoughts on players from the Dutch league.

From what you've said about Dolberg, I wonder if we could buy him now and loan him back to Ajax for at least next season.

Brian Wilkinson
30 Posted 19/06/2017 at 22:38:28
I would be happy if we landed any two from these three players: Michy, Batshuayi, Dembele or Hernandez.
Denis Richardson
31 Posted 20/06/2017 at 09:07:38
Just ridiculous!

Can we please stop signing players?!

Terry Underwood
32 Posted 20/06/2017 at 09:43:31
"Never heard of him, therefore we don't want him."

Honestly, who had heard of Graeme Sharp before we got him? Honestly now, no cheating.

Chris Gould
33 Posted 20/06/2017 at 10:21:19
Never heard of this lad but 25 goals and 17 assists in Eridivise is very impressive. Obviously their league is not on the level of the Prem but a direct involvement in 42 goals is worth looking at.

17 assists for a striker! Impressive stats.

Erik Dols
34 Posted 20/06/2017 at 10:59:57
No goals, no assists against PSV and Ajax, the only teams somewhat comparable to Premier League material.

In Europe no goals and one assist against Fenerbahçe and Man Utd, only teams they played that were interesting. With stats like these, it's always wise to look a little bit deeper. ;-)

I have to admit that he scores (and gives assists) a lot against teams from the upper half of the table, it's not just relegation fodder he relishes. But still, I'm not convinced. I think he found his level in the Eredivisie and will struggle in a better league.

Nigel Munford
35 Posted 22/06/2017 at 09:27:45
Heard somewhere he doesn't want to come to the Premier League anyway.
Derek Knox
36 Posted 22/06/2017 at 09:51:48
Now that it looks like Sandro will become an Everton player in the not too distant future, I would try to get both Dembele and Dolberg.

My reasoning there being that both are talented and young, we don't know what Lukaku is doing, (don't think he knows himself) but should he stay, there would be competition for a place and he would have to play consistently to keep his place.

Should it be that we have too many strikers (never thought as an Evertonian, I would ever say that), we could loan one out (what Chelsea do all the time) being involved in more competitions this coming season we may need them all!

Good times ahead, whatever happens.

Nigel Munford
37 Posted 22/06/2017 at 16:44:44
Derek, I think the way things are going, come the start of the new season Lukaku could still be an Everton player, as clubs he's been associated with joining seem to be identifying other targets.
Alex Parr
38 Posted 23/06/2017 at 10:50:44
Nigel (#37), I agree to a degree. So I put a tenner on him to stay into next season. A ton up if it happens.
Dave Abrahams
39 Posted 23/06/2017 at 11:42:17
Alex (38), don't want to jinx your bet, but 9/1 he's staying, looks like he's going.

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