Player Valuation: £70m
He was the best goalie for his age at the club and he’s much better than what we’ve got now.
Schalke are desperate for money and have just been relegated. If hes any good then we could bring him back next summer I guess?
A bit of an odd place to want to move to if he is a highly regarded keeper.
Everton actually have a huge opportunity to become the go to place for youngsters given (1) the age gaps in the squad (2) the lack of transfer budget for the next 2 years at least.
Brands should be full time on making that happen imho.
Indeed. But my biggest disappointment with Brands is that he hasn’t been making this happen . Everybody in our u18 and U23s squad today has been with us from at least 16 years of age, nobody has been brought into those teams from outside. (I know we have Jagne and Okoronkwo not involved today) . We’re just not competing with other clubs to become this “ go to place” .
For years we’ve known we have an issue with Right Back in the first team , but we've never brought in a young right back to move on up. In the QPR game when our ex player Duke- Mckenna scored his penalty, I thought “ Ah yes, another speedy right footer we tried at right back in our u18s” . That seems to be our only strategy , to try to convert someone who’s quick and right footed, John, Quirk , Mills all originally midfielders have been tried at RB and it seems the only natural RBs we have are Mallon and Quintyne. Yet we are no nearer solving the issue, letting players like Livramento pass us by and making half hearted offers for the two young RB s at Rangers and Aberdeen . It’s a frustration that I’m resigned to .
Hes brought in a few kids but not been proactively targeting players it seems.
Really bizarre that hes not gone and brought in Livramento or someone else for the right back spot...nor has he signed a player for the u18s or u23s to be Colemans replacement once his contract elapses.
Seems very lazy.
He did exactly what Small did. They had no choice.
Our Academy keepers are poor but I think they know that and I expect they’ll do something about it very soon.
Youre expecting alot to leave and new ones brought in?
Small was offered the pro and turned it down Where's Dan Rose asked the club for a pro inclusive with the scholarship and the club refused so the agent moved him elsewhere so completely different to small
How does that work?