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Everton fail with loan offer for Leicester's Daka

| 25/08/2023 17comments  |  Jump to last

Patson Daka could now join Bournemouth after Everton had an offer to take him on a season-long loan knocked back by Leicester City, claim the Daily Mail. 

The Senegalese striker has been on the Blues' list of targets this summer but the club's strict budget means that taking some players on loan is the only way they can bring in the number of reinforcements needed.

And now it seems as though Bournemouth, who are reportedly ready to offer to buy Daka for £25m, could win the battle to sign him.

Daka has been left out of the Foxes' squad recently with Enzo Maresca admitting that it is because of speculation about his future. 

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Everton continue to be linked with Ché Adams at Southampton and Beto of Udinese but neither deal appears close at the moment and it means Sean Dyche will go into another fixture without a viable goalscoring alternative to Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

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Neil Lawson
1 Posted 25/08/2023 at 18:54:34
When a player chooses Bournemouth over us, you know that we are very firmly in the mire.
Ian Bennett
2 Posted 25/08/2023 at 18:59:59
"One very famous football club said to me two or three days ago 'whenever we have a problem we say 'what would the Everton board do because they always get it right?"

Bill Kenwright. Good Times 👏👏👏

Ian Jones
3 Posted 25/08/2023 at 19:02:32
Neil, who knows what is true about all these rumours?

The suggestion is Everton want a loan, Bournemouth a permanent deal. Daka may feel he has a better chance of playing at Bournemouth.

Who knows?

Tony Everan
4 Posted 25/08/2023 at 19:11:43
Ouatarra bid too in January, but I think our bid was another phantom one.

Also, I can't forget the midnight phantom bid for Gibbs-White after he had already agreed to join Forest last summer. The Ché Adams deal was agreed last Monday but we couldn't get it over the line because of the £5M up-front fee Southampton wanted.

It's wishful thinking (or delusional) but maybe they still want a striker on loan or for peanuts up front and Gnonto if we sell Gray.

Paul Kossoff
5 Posted 25/08/2023 at 19:16:55
The phrase “Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen” comes from the story of David, and Israel's battle against the Philistines.

The death of Saul and Jonathan ends the battle of Israel and the Philistines. After hearing the news, David laments and sings, “How the mighty have fallen.”

Will Bill Kenwright be saying the same lament after we have played Arsenal at season's end?

Brian Williams
6 Posted 25/08/2023 at 19:21:08
People qare still taking what they've read on NewsNow as Gospel.
Gerry Western
7 Posted 25/08/2023 at 19:26:26
Without stating the obvious, why would Leicester want to loan a player when they can get rid of on a permanent deal?
Mike Doyle
8 Posted 25/08/2023 at 19:29:14
Tony #4,

If any of these transfer stories have a grain of truth, they probably all depend on Gray and/or Branthwaite leaving in order to generate the initial payment or loan fee.

If the guy from The Athletic is correct, there is nothing in the kitty at present. I'm certainly not raising my hopes for much happen over the next week.

Gavin Johnson
9 Posted 25/08/2023 at 19:38:17
Bournemouth are willing to pay £25M for Daka?! It truly is silly season... That's more than Leicester paid and he's been something of a dud signing.

I wish we could find clubs to buy our duds like Gomes and Gbamin for what we paid.

Chris James
10 Posted 25/08/2023 at 21:20:56
a) This is in rumour section for a reason... sounds suspiciously like someone trying to ramp up interest.

b) £25M for Daka – seriously? I can imagine the brickbats handed out on here if we spent that.

Gary Brown
11 Posted 25/08/2023 at 21:32:26
In 2-3 years when the arse drops out of the Premier League, with clubs like Bournemouth in £500M debt, and the Saudi League buying anyone with half an ounce of talent… maybe we'll look like visionaries.

Maybe. I doubt it. But maybe.

James Marshall
12 Posted 25/08/2023 at 21:39:52
Prices have gone through the roof this window, due in part to the Saudi League so you're seeing average players like Daka go for big bucks.

That's another reason we're in the shit and can't sign anyone worthwhile. We likely have about £6.50 to spend hence why we'll probably sign nobody and go with what we have this season. Ché Adams at best would be my hunch, and that's really only based on Southampton having taken Holgate.

Pat Kelly
13 Posted 25/08/2023 at 22:05:25
There must be some other injured players we could borrow.
Jack Convery
14 Posted 25/08/2023 at 00:05:40
Is this how EFC go about negotiating deals:

Is it true we could not afford the £4M for Coady, as Wolves wanted it paid in full up front.

James Newcombe
15 Posted 26/08/2023 at 09:17:30
I've been thinking that's the reason, Jack. I find it hard to believe with Mina out the door, anyone at the club felt Coady wasn't worth that fee.
Bill Piscass
16 Posted 27/08/2023 at 09:27:31
If we buy this guy, I am done. Leicester have replaced him with Yunus Akgun.

I think that Everton management are just totally incompetent. £25 million – he couldn't score at Leicester.

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
17 Posted 28/08/2023 at 07:09:29
He is Zambian not Senegalese.

Honestly Lyndon!

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