Grosicki was linked with the Blues during last year's European Championships but nothing came of the speculation.
He eventually signed for Hull City during the January transfer window but was unable to prevent the Tigers from relegation in May.
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1 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:42:59
2 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:46:23
3 Posted 21/07/2017 at 15:50:17
4 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:02:29
5 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:31:47
6 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:54:35
7 Posted 21/07/2017 at 16:56:54
8 Posted 21/07/2017 at 17:26:32
9 Posted 21/07/2017 at 17:29:35
Now you're talking!
10 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:04:45
11 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:18:15
12 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:47:11
13 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:48:26
14 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:49:49
15 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:05:15
16 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:18:19
17 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:43:49
18 Posted 21/07/2017 at 21:33:10
Grosicki is that kind of McGeady type winger who just doesn't deliver enough. At one time he looked like a decent player but the mere fact he ended up at Hull speaks volumes.
The media home and abroad will keep dishing out the drivel until deadline day.
19 Posted 21/07/2017 at 22:14:52
20 Posted 21/07/2017 at 22:29:05
21 Posted 21/07/2017 at 23:09:58
22 Posted 21/07/2017 at 23:36:16
Statistics is not all. A team needs more than point grabbers and this kid has something to offer a team full of goalscoring midfielders like Klaassen, Lookman, Dowell etc. Some strikers are there to provide and I believe this kid has a lot of tools.
23 Posted 21/07/2017 at 23:37:08
24 Posted 21/07/2017 at 23:42:26
25 Posted 22/07/2017 at 08:01:26
I feel we missed out, on Andy Robertson though, from Hull, reminds me of a young Baines, but he has gone over to the dark side! To me, he would have been a valuable addition, but the hierarchy obviously didn't consider him.
There must be some bargains out there, I think it is all too easy, and risky, to just buy players who are basically average, and pay big money for them.
26 Posted 22/07/2017 at 08:34:37
27 Posted 22/07/2017 at 08:57:19
28 Posted 22/07/2017 at 09:04:57
Would any of the top six even look at these? I think not...
I would be very pleased with two more: Giroud and Sigurdsson; don't waste time and money, pay for the better ones to make us stronger.
29 Posted 22/07/2017 at 09:51:24
30 Posted 22/07/2017 at 09:57:21
Pass me a whisky
A modern Peter Beagrie
But a face like Peter Beardsley
31 Posted 22/07/2017 at 09:58:14
32 Posted 22/07/2017 at 10:13:38
33 Posted 22/07/2017 at 10:30:49
KRC Genk were only formed in 1988 – a year after Everton's last League title – following a merger between Waterschei Thor and KFC Winterslag.
34 Posted 22/07/2017 at 10:41:04
You do understand that Moshiri has paid off around £80m of the clubs debts??? He has put his own money in.
It's also not obvious that Everton have any interest in this player.
35 Posted 22/07/2017 at 10:44:32
At 29 and with his previous record of playing at lower standard clubs, I'm not sure if he fits the bill. With the number of Polish shops around, he'd certainly feel at home.
36 Posted 22/07/2017 at 10:50:51
Koeman is quoted today in Dutch media as saying he wants 2 more quality players, attackers. And that he is broadly satisfied so far. He is interesting on the roles that Klaassen will fulfil, different depending how the team is set up.
He talks about finishing top 6, which is probably realistic, looking at the signings the likes of Chelsea and MAN City are currently making. 3 to 6 is the target, I would guess.
It never ceases to amaze how people draw the most amazing conclusions based on media-invented bullshit.
37 Posted 22/07/2017 at 10:58:21
38 Posted 22/07/2017 at 10:59:44
If you want proof, he is getting mega bucks for managing our club... We ain't. Having said that... No No No to this guy.
39 Posted 22/07/2017 at 11:31:02
40 Posted 22/07/2017 at 11:32:00
41 Posted 22/07/2017 at 11:44:21
42 Posted 22/07/2017 at 11:46:33
43 Posted 22/07/2017 at 12:02:45
I once came across a team in Angola called "Os Martires do 27 de Maio", which means, in Portuguese, "27th May Martyrs". I have no idea what happened on that day, but I'm sure they refrain from playing on it.
44 Posted 22/07/2017 at 13:07:57
Not every player we buy will be with an eye for the first team. The longer we remain in the four competitions we will be in this season, the more games we will be playing. We will need squad players to make up the numbers and help with player rotation. I have no doubt that, should we actually buy this guy, I'm sure he will be just such a player. The guy is experienced and the fee is nominal by the standards we have been paying out so far.
I have no particular problem with him. If he proves to be a revelation nobody will be complaining and will be lauding Koeman and Walsh for their shrewd business. If he doesn't work out, then we have a decent squad player who can cover for first-team players in the lesser games.
45 Posted 22/07/2017 at 13:11:37
46 Posted 22/07/2017 at 13:13:49
Relax until you see him at Finch Farm or Goodison Park.
47 Posted 22/07/2017 at 13:17:23
It's a squad, yes but why do we need another squad wide man? Can you explain that? A starter, yes, but one for the squad? We already have Mirallas, Lewin and Lennon, who will rarely start. And we have Lookman, who looks a fantastic prospect. And an emerging Dowell who will be called upon more often this season.
I expect that we will play a couple of players behind a central striker who will float the kind of thing Dowell can manage. Then there is Rooney and Sandro (one to play through the middle, one just behind); we still have Barkley or whoever his replacement will be. And Bolasie will be back early next year.
So, for likely two places behind a striker (assuming a central midfield three), we have Rooney/Sandro, Barkley, Lookman, Dowell, Mirallas, Calvert-Lewin and Lennon. And Bolasie when he returns. That's eight options in my book we don't need another inferior player to join a packed group we need a better player to improve the first eleven.
What annoys me is when someone makes a snooty post and completely ignores the context in the process.
48 Posted 22/07/2017 at 13:20:11
Better to layer your squad. Top names as first choice, lesser names as cover for injuries, tiredness and rotation. Not to mention it keeps the wage bill down and allows for a decent-sized squad.
49 Posted 22/07/2017 at 13:23:01
50 Posted 22/07/2017 at 13:27:08
51 Posted 22/07/2017 at 13:50:28
52 Posted 22/07/2017 at 14:07:38
53 Posted 22/07/2017 at 14:11:56
54 Posted 22/07/2017 at 14:27:29
The idea that whoever we buy should be just as good as the man the man ahead of him is absurd. We can't buy a second Coleman until the first Coleman gets fit and then plonk the second Coleman on the bench just because the first Coleman should get his place back. No player would sign up under those conditions.
How many grumbled when Baines got his place back after a long injury and Galloway was dropped? Where is Galloway now? Players know their own worth and how good they may or may not be.
Remember Richardson and Harper back in the 1980s. Good players but kept out by better players. But without them, we wouldn't have won the league. What happened. In the end they left the club to get games elsewhere. That's what happens if you try to have every squad player at the same level.
55 Posted 22/07/2017 at 14:32:31
David 30. True, we could sell McCarthy I suppose. ;)
Joking aside, don't you think it strange that we suddenly stopped signing players after we spent roughly equivalent to what we brought in for Lukaku?
Or that we had a negative net spend last summer?
56 Posted 22/07/2017 at 14:49:09
Gawd, the stuff people write here sometimes.
57 Posted 22/07/2017 at 14:52:00
If everyone went with the impotent 'let's just agree because Koeman is the manager' then this forum wouldn't exist. It's also not simply a case of disagreeing with Koeman this is disagreeing with the story, and therefore with the Journo who invented it.
58 Posted 22/07/2017 at 15:15:02
Hopefully this is just a mistranslation of the Polish headline "Everton question whether Grosicki can talk".
59 Posted 22/07/2017 at 16:54:34
60 Posted 22/07/2017 at 21:43:22
Personally, I am in the next rumour camp, and hope this is lazy journalism, or agent temperature testing!
61 Posted 23/07/2017 at 02:43:42
(1) the negative net spend last summer was wiped away in January;
(2) the signings we are going for now are just more time consuming – Sigurdsson and Giroud. I don't think there is anything sinister in that – Tottenham still haven't signed anybody yet; it's the same for all clubs, even the big ones.
We have just done spectacularly well in getting a lot of business done early and in comparison to that it looks like we have slowed down.
62 Posted 23/07/2017 at 03:03:23
63 Posted 23/07/2017 at 12:16:06
64 Posted 23/07/2017 at 12:18:28
"However - (1) the negative net spend last summer was wiped away in January"
I assume by 'wiped away' you mean the signing of Morgan Schneiderlin? One deal worth 20m rising to 24m hardly amounts to earth shattering ambition. Koeman had to spit his dummy out to get it too.
"Tottenham still haven't signed anybody yet, its the same for all clubs, even the big ones. "
It isn't the same for City, they've just bought some fella called Danilo for more than our net spend over the last 3 windows. This having spent over a £100m on two players (!) in the last week or so. Difference is, while we sell our best striker for £90m to balance the books they flog Kolarov for around £5m to 'balance' theirs.
I still think Barkley will be off before the end of the window and maybe McCarthy and someone else too.
65 Posted 23/07/2017 at 12:29:52
Danilo will come in as a back up for them by the way he will rotate with walker and Mendy when necessary.
It is worth pointing out, in case anyone is under any misconception, that we still lag behind the top teams in this division. Change will not come over night we needed to slowly bridge the gap, and investment in major youth talent is the best way to go about it.
66 Posted 24/07/2017 at 03:05:38
My point is that this is not the most likely explanation. All clubs often struggle to get some of their transfers in. Look at Liverpool trying to buy that player from Leipzig, for example. The fact that we are struggling to get our last two over the line does not mean we are waiting to sell Barkley first (there is no evidence of this) or that we don't have the money (all our actions suggest that we do) or that Moshiri hasn't put his hand in his pocket yet (he has – he's paid off all the pre-existing debt).
The finances of the club are suddenly in good shape – thanks to a happy combination of Moshiri paying off the debt, a waiting list for season tickets for the first time ever, the Lukaku bonanza, increased TV money (a tide which rises all boats), a credit facility from ICBC and increased commercial revenue (SportPesa and USM Finch Farm etc – something that puts distance between us and the likes of West Ham).
Then there will be Europa League football which is far more commercially rewarding since the last time we were in it and the prospect of further commercial revenue from the new stadium (which okay hasn't been built yet but we have acquired the land and the project has the support of the council in a superb site, we have the credit facility from ICBC proving we are finally bankable – it could not be going better). And there is the Rooney effect (on revenue).
This is a total transformation in our outlook and far bigger than the sale of players like Lukaku and Barkley and Stones – those sales would not sustain the wages that we are now paying to attract and retain the players we have. We are raising the draw bridge between us and 8th place – this is a big deal and should help guarantee European football for years on end.
67 Posted 24/07/2017 at 04:35:02
City buy players at their peak and flog them when they've done their dash. £16M for Kolarov 7 years ago was a lot of money.
This isn't an indicator of ambition. It's an indicator of status. We could take the same approach but we'd get C-grade strikers in their prime (say, Steven Fletcher) instead of a Lukaku.
We've shown ambition. Expensive young talent screams ambition! Ambition is the starting point to gaining status.
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