L'Equipe are suggesting that a number of clubs have shown interest in taking the France international off Spurs' hands but name the Blues as the club who have made an offer to take him on loan for the season.
Marseilles are also said to be interested in Sissoko, specifically on a loan-to-buy basis, but Tottenham would prefer an outright sale to get him off the books.
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1 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:26:05
2 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:30:05
It's been MOOTED!?
Welcome to Everton, Moussa!
3 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:34:12
Mooted? He should be booted!
4 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:39:46
After the way he disrespected us last year, any interest in him would not be welcome by me.
5 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:41:11
Next bullshit story please...
6 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:42:21
Lukaku has gone and Bolasie is injured we need to add speed and power to our attack, especially on the right!
Also he'll have a major point to prove after not getting a sniff last season and it being a World Cup year!
I'd take £25 mill and him for Barkley!
7 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:42:21
If he is coming in as back up, I hope that's as back up for Dowell and Lookman who I would play all day instead of this fraud.
8 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:44:22
9 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:47:43
10 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:51:52
11 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:53:18
12 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:06:30
1. Lose Lukaku, push out Deulofeu and Barkley.
2. Bring in Sissoko and Grosicki.
This can't be true.
13 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:10:13
Sissoko though does meet Koeman's desire for pace and power I wouldn't want him at our club mind. He is over-rated, would cause problems, and doesn't satisfy our need for creativity and goals. It's the kind of deal I could have seen if we hadn't signed Klaassen, but we have.
14 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:23:27
15 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:26:18
16 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:32:07
He may well come here with a point to prove after the disaster at Spurs but I can't see him getting a warm welcome at Goodison Park to be fair.
17 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:34:32
18 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:35:56
19 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:42:02
20 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:42:41
Watching the Twente game, the positive aspect for me was how every man and his dog were having attempts on goal. It wouldn't surprise me if the traditional 'target man' becomes a dinosaur as a new strategy emerges.
If this is to be taken on board, it could prove very interesting indeed. Watching the Sandro videos seems to support this. He and the players around him seem to swarm all around the penalty box more than attacking the goal itself and the ball is crossed or passed to anyone wearing the same colour shirt in a more threatening position. All played out with plenty of movement and fast 'pass and move, which Klaassen and Rooney seem very skilled at.
It is a very simple concept, easy to describe, but I imagine very difficult to orchestrate successfully on the pitch. Liverpool have traditionally been a pressing team, but, like most teams, they seem to do it with players pressing in a series of standard formations. However I am seeing Everton doing it more erratically (not necessarily a bad thing) and with good intensity, which makes them very difficult to play against.
Could also be a reason for the potential re-emergence of Besic, breaking out from defense in a very attack-minded style. It might even have been in the back of Koeman's mind to play it all around Rom for a season, see how far that goes and then move him on for a profit and catch teams unawares at the start of the new season. Could be a useful strategy especially with the very difficult fixtures at the beginning?
I don't know if it makes sense but that is what I am seeing.
Coyb . . . . . . .
21 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:43:37
Second story is Bullshit.
Next week, we move on to Gorillashit, Elephantshit, Donkeyshit...
22 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:43:49
23 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:44:22
Leave him well alone, Blues!
24 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:49:15
He has the pace and power and was excellent for France, in spells. I can only assume he has attitude problems and is a lazy player; best swerved.
25 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:50:48
The lad chose a Champions League club over us, so what !
He's not a scouser, he's not a blue, who wouldn't have chosen Spurs over us !
Its not his fault we left it til the last day to fuck it up, in his eyes it was clear he was available for £35m and we didn't decide to offer that until the last day meaning he was our last choice, so why should we be his first choice?
I don't overly rate him but I'd take him on loan, even with a view to a permanent deal so long as we had the details in our favour so we could decide against the deal when we scout better options.
I'm not sure we need him tbh, but rather than mess McCarthy about, we should either play him or sell him; if we want to mess someone around, then cash in on McCarthy and bring in Sissoko.
26 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:51:20
If anyone thinks he will now welcome him with open arms, you have reached a level of delusion never before achieved. Even Donald Trump would not stoop to this level of fake newsery.
27 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:54:15
28 Posted 21/07/2017 at 17:04:32
29 Posted 21/07/2017 at 17:14:00
30 Posted 21/07/2017 at 17:15:40
What a player. Perfect for the English game.
31 Posted 21/07/2017 at 17:25:10
Last year, he took what he thought was the best offer and he floundered in that graveyard for midfielders called Spurs.
Spurs buy too many similar midfielders, don't play them often enough, don't get the best out of them, they sulk, they get spat out, they leave. Until they win a trophy, that'll be Pochettino's & Levy's failing.
I'd get him in on loan, tell him to prove himself, give him a sense of belonging you don't get at Spurs and let him flourish.
32 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:17:31
After all the quality we have bought and also been linked with, there seems to be a raft of uninspiring links suddenly. Perhaps the press are making up bullshit to try and keep us in 'our place'.
33 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:28:44
He then goes to Spurs and guess what? Spurs fans also think he is lazy and overrated.
This is the main issue not that he tried to belittle our club but that he just isn't a good player.
34 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:35:55
35 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:37:21
Throw in his blatant disrespect towards the club both with his deadline shenanigans and then doubling down with his "Why would I go to Everton" comments and it's an easy "No thank you, Goodbye."
36 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:44:04
37 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:49:06
38 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:56:00
It was only 2 seasons ago he was our best player. Yes, I will admit that he's been unlucky with injuries but, when fully fit, he's a class above Sissoko.
£30m got paid on the back of 2 decent games in the Euros.
39 Posted 21/07/2017 at 19:18:29
He hasn't been unlucky. He's gone against the medical advice of the club to get injured, on multiple occasions, while with Ireland.
40 Posted 21/07/2017 at 19:24:48
He had a couple of flashes in a French international game and that makes him worth £30m??
I'm sure Levy considers it the worst bit of business he has ever done.
41 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:09:51
He looked ordinary playing for the Barcodes but then had a few good games for France which had Spurs salivating. Of course we knew he was over-rated last year and so it proved as he couldn't get into the Spurs team.
I have a question though and that is: Would you take this lad on loan or pay £40-50 million for Sigurdsson?
42 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:16:35
43 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:24:52
44 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:30:04
45 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:48:47
46 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:51:30
47 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:55:11
48 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:56:54
Can't see this twat putting in a shift on a pissing down freezing night at the likes of Stoke or Burnley. Steer clear. This is not the type of character we need in the dressing room.
49 Posted 21/07/2017 at 22:11:11
I guarantee Koeman, Walsh, and Moshiri have no interest in him after his escapades last year. That bridge has well and truly been burnt.
50 Posted 21/07/2017 at 22:23:38
51 Posted 21/07/2017 at 22:25:49
52 Posted 22/07/2017 at 03:15:17
Mate I'm not saying I'd swap McCarthy for Sissoko at all, what I actually said was if were over loaded in the centre and McCarthy is to miss out, then why not cash in before he devalues and use Sissoko as he used us last year?
The above results in £20m in the bank, and a ready made replacement without any need to have to use him if he's unneeded.
We could both use each other too; it's World Cup year and Sissoko will want to be a part of it. He may have a shit hot season as a result.
If Besic performs and Walsh breaks through then simply fuck Sissoko off and we still have £20m for a player Koeman wasn't going to use and we have new blood within the squad.
Imo McCarthy should be used as a regular squad player but with Schneiderlin and Gana both first choice along with Davies and Barry both being used in McCarthy's position too, I can't see game time for McCarthy. He will then want off in January or alternatively next seasons transfer window.
Sissoko can play holding or more attacking through the centre and also on the right, he adds to the squad what we would lose in McCarthy.
53 Posted 22/07/2017 at 05:36:46
I can't see it if it's true, then I would have some serious question about the judgement of the Everton hierarchy.
Na must be paper talk.
54 Posted 22/07/2017 at 07:40:59
We dodged a bullet last season. A truly mediocre talent! Hopefully Koeman has come to his senses, and walks away... no... runs away from this, as fast as he can.
55 Posted 22/07/2017 at 09:54:57
56 Posted 22/07/2017 at 10:03:45
I thought playing in a far stronger Spurs team would benefit him, but it just didn't happen, and as a result, a lot of Spurs fans now seem to want to see the back of him too! So I've now got the opinion that we'd be best to swerve this one, even on loan.
Besides, if Sissoko has got an attitude problem, as some on here are suggesting, having him in the dressing room at a time when there is a genuine "feelgood" factor running through the club could be the last thing we need.
57 Posted 22/07/2017 at 12:59:15
I see what you're saying now and yeah it makes sense. Suppose McCarthy ain't really got much competition for his place in the Irish squad whereas Sissoko knows he will have to play out of his skin to get into the French squad.
So it could be a bumper season for him and, if he has a decent Euros, get rid if we need to for a good profit.
58 Posted 22/07/2017 at 13:40:41
But if he arrived on loan, wouldn't break my heart either.
Firstly, loan players (generally!) play like they have something to prove (it's the 28-year-old who has just signed a 5-year deal that makes me most nervous).
But there's another reason.
An improvement on the last few seasons would be that if we have players injured, their replacements aren't a straight choice between an ageing warhorse or a thin 15-year-old.
I don't know if Koeman's recruitment plan is acknowledging this, but I quite like the idea of us seeming to have too many players.
Over the last few years, there's been a few times I've thought "This side looks like it could do something as long as we don't get any inj.."
And when that crack has happened, the replacements for our first-choice players have (to me) often seemed a long way from being like-for-like.
Of course you'd be right to say "Yeah well they're not going to be as good otherwise they'd be in the first team", however it's a matter of degrees and the difference between what Man City and Chelsea bring off their benches when there are injuries or substitutions makes my eyes water.
So we get an injury and can call on this feller, committed and with a point to prove? Fine with me.
By the way (and I KNOW I'm pissing in the wind here) 99.9% of footballers (including Everton players) think like this lad "I want the best deal for me, most money, Champions League, glory, big fat watches, cars you need a stepladder to get into, satsuma coloured sorts..." etc etc.
So when supporters are selective about certain players (ie: this feller) based on shite they read in shite tabloids, they are the ones who look daft to me.
59 Posted 22/07/2017 at 13:53:26
I spoke to a lad whose opinion on football I respect, he reckons he is perfect for right hand side of a midfield 3. If we play that formation of course.
I see Koeman changing the formation and team dependent on opposition. A lot more flexible with the players we have brought in.
60 Posted 22/07/2017 at 14:08:32
61 Posted 22/07/2017 at 14:08:57
On that basis we don't seem short in central midfield with Gueye, Schneiderlin,, Klaassen, Davies, Barry and McCarthy; however, if the manager sees Sissoko as a trade up then fair enough.
On the same basis we are short a left back and possibly a centre half if Funes Mori is out for a long time. I certainly don't see Holgate being ready yet but maybe he likes the look of Besic as a central defender.
Up front, we are definitely short of a centre forward and an attacking midfield player. I don't see Calvert-Lewin being ready, although I have more hope for Lookman.
Effectively we have Sandro, Rooney, Mirallas and Bolasie when fit. I'm sure this is currently the priority area.
62 Posted 22/07/2017 at 14:12:11
63 Posted 22/07/2017 at 14:12:27
I don't hold against him the fact that he chose Spurs over us. I hold the shear arrogance he showed and will always remember that smile when asked about joining Everton. A smile like 'Are you serious? A player like me. Joining them?'.
He's a tosser of the highest level and hope this is pure paper talk as I would seriously wonder what the hell Walsh and Koeman are up too.
64 Posted 22/07/2017 at 14:21:21
Team for today...
65 Posted 22/07/2017 at 18:51:21
And Brian (#38), you're right. Have you tried getting a bevy at half-time in the Top Balcony? Murder!
66 Posted 22/07/2017 at 23:00:47
I also remember Danny Murphy rarely being as effective in a Spurs shirt as he was at Anfield, and later was at Fulham. So maybe Sissoko would surprise us, particularly with it being a World Cup year. But when it comes down to it, I still think "Nah, give it a miss. He's probably not worth the risk"!!
67 Posted 23/07/2017 at 03:11:39
Even on loan what a mug we would be!
68 Posted 23/07/2017 at 06:59:41
Like some of the best managers, he lacks sentimentality and is totally focused on achieving his goal. Mourinho didn't let feeling a twat (for letting him go) stop him in his pursuit of Lukaku and Koeman wouldn't think twice about bringing in Sissoko, if the deal is right.
He'll kick Ross Barkley up the arse if he thinks he needs it and he'll ship fans favourites like Deulofeu out if they refuse to help out with the donkey work. Like Mourinho he won't get everything right but near as damn it he will. If he wants Sissoko then that's fine by me. He'll kick him up the arse too.
69 Posted 23/07/2017 at 10:22:11
70 Posted 23/07/2017 at 10:26:27
71 Posted 23/07/2017 at 10:49:17
72 Posted 23/07/2017 at 11:35:56
73 Posted 23/07/2017 at 19:48:38
Not send the jet and when they contact us to ask where the plane is just say "We are signing someone else instead. See ya."
74 Posted 23/07/2017 at 20:04:48
75 Posted 25/07/2017 at 13:03:12
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