The 24-year-old was signed by Roberto Martinez two years ago for £500,000 with high hopes that he could prove to be a hidden gem from the same country that produced the likes of Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.
Despite scoring for the Under-21s early in his time with the Blues, he failed to make the grade, however, and found himself in limbo last season after Ronald Koeman came in.
Now, after loan spells with Brentford and Waasland-Beveren he has completed a free transfer back to Uruguay where he no doubt hopes to relaunch his career.
Rodriguez made just one appearance for the Everton first team as a substitute in an FA Cup tie against Dagenham & Redbridge in January 2016.
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1 Posted 11/08/2017 at 22:12:26
2 Posted 11/08/2017 at 22:16:35
3 Posted 11/08/2017 at 22:17:17
4 Posted 11/08/2017 at 22:19:35
5 Posted 11/08/2017 at 22:29:59
6 Posted 11/08/2017 at 22:57:58
Guess he wasn't called BBS for nothing.
7 Posted 11/08/2017 at 23:08:40
I hope he can carve out some sort of career for himself back in a familiar environment.
Talking of 'the disappeared', just where is Shani Tarashaj these days, the Swiss forward signed from Grasshoppers in January 2016?
He is still listed on the official site as being on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt where he spent last season. I haven't seen or heard him mentioned in any of our squads.
Can't win 'em all, eh?
8 Posted 11/08/2017 at 23:18:10
9 Posted 11/08/2017 at 23:23:31
He must have done very little even whilst out on loan otherwise some clubs may have shown interest in him.
10 Posted 12/08/2017 at 00:04:05
11 Posted 12/08/2017 at 00:16:37
12 Posted 12/08/2017 at 02:17:44
I wonder how much of these transfers were conducted as means to pay off the agents, rather than for footballing reasons?
13 Posted 12/08/2017 at 06:54:22
As for Tarashaj, it's weird that when we signed him he was already a Swiss international but he seemed to go backwards as soon as he came under the tutelage of Roberto Martinez. He can't have been that bad at the time as the Swiss national team, whilst not exactly world beaters, are not the also-rans they used to be years ago. I can only wonder what went wrong for him
14 Posted 12/08/2017 at 10:27:37
Any how, good luck to him and Rodriguez. Hope they can look back fondly at their time with the club aside from the football.
15 Posted 12/08/2017 at 11:19:59
Belgium will see through him soon. I hope he's banned from EFC for life.
Tough, tough game today and rock hard start, and we need a striker CD, CM maestro... in a few weeks, an impressive start to the safer window, has petered out..3 point today, is a must , no banana skin today for EFC.
16 Posted 12/08/2017 at 12:08:10
17 Posted 12/08/2017 at 12:11:15
18 Posted 12/08/2017 at 12:18:08
I wouldn't place any blame at Martinez's door for this one. He had scored for River in matches against the top two Uruguayan teams Penarol and Nacional. It was a risk worth taking like the risk Ajax took when they bought a carnivorous striker from the same part of the world.
We can't win em all.
19 Posted 12/08/2017 at 15:21:32
Not everything is black and white, Martinez was a poor manager, but the endless criticism of everything he did is firstly incorrect and secondly becoming tedious.
20 Posted 12/08/2017 at 21:27:10
Apart from "hope he is banned from EFC for life", whatever that means.
21 Posted 13/08/2017 at 01:13:14
22 Posted 13/08/2017 at 11:00:06
It really is hit and miss with kids from another continent so let's hope he has a good career,who knows it might turn out Martinez was the genius on this one and Koeman the chump!
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