Everton Summer transfers 2021

MACCA75

Player Valuation: £70m
Everyone seems to be confident that Ritchie stays next season . Don’t think it beyond realms of possibility that he wants to leave . With Copa America coming up and the Olympic Games he may not be back till season starts !! Country before club it seems . If a large enough offer was to arrive would we be tempted ????

Who is buying him after that complete dog of a season? We’ll want over £60 million and nobody is paying that.
 

Kever10

Player Valuation: £10m
I hope you are right but I dont share your confidence. We made no effort to strengthen last January when we were well placed so I find it hard to accept we will have everything under control.

Our recruitment methods do my head in. We leave everything till the last minute and we ignore the huge holes in the squad. Time for Brands to start delivering because its long overdue.
I think we were really hamstrung by the nuance of the FFP this season. And with an eye on what we are able to spend/recoup in the coming summer. Even down to the lack of sleeve sponsor.

It makes me think some things were deliberate to maximise what we can do next season. Say what you want about Moshiri, Ryazanstev, Brands, Ancelotti, etc, but they have a much greater knowledge of football and finances than any of us here.

This whole season has had an air of moving pieces in to play rather than going all guns blazing. Honestly, if there wasn't a plan, I think we might have gone for broke on the early season promise and thrown everything we had at the opportunity. The fact we didn't, the fact we were Conservative in our approach, leads me to believe there is a plan in place and we couldn't/wouldn't risk everything on what we knew was an unsustainable push. I bet we were pleasantly surprised by the early season form, but with injuries and such, we just couldn't hold out.

Carlo said recently that we were not far off where we expected to be. A few disastrous results tipped the balance back from the brilliant results we achieved elsewhere. It just looks so much worse because of the missed opportunity once we achieved results in games none of us thought we would win.
 

billyblue80

Player Valuation: £70m
James came here without Europe. As did Allan.

The Prem is a massive pull.

It's about getting the deals done and done quickly.

Bailey would not have been anymore likely to come here had we won today and qualified for the Farmers League. Europe was an important step because it was a sign of tangible process and, also, the club publicly spoke about Europe being a target.

They've failed at it. So that's the season is a failure. No caveats. It's a failure.

However, we're no less - or more - likely to be able to sign a player because we're not playing against Dynamo Tomato Tbilisi or whatever.
I've always thought that the Prem was a pull, but we do need to find players before they are at a level where other team's like Tottenham and Arsenal who can offer Europe will be in for them? Ie a Bailey.

Also are we attracted to glamour names over what we actually practically need for the squad? We have a squad of "names" but most of them are fair weather players lacking in substance. For instance we could get Anguissa for twenty million, Jack Harrison is available for ten as he has one year on his city contract left. These would be solid additions but are they glamorous enough for Everton as it seems we have a type of player and it's the wrong type, it's an inconsistent player taking a step down with a weak mentality usually.
 

BlueToff

Player Valuation: £70m
I've always thought that the Prem was a pull, but we do need to find players before they are at a level where other team's like Tottenham and Arsenal who can offer Europe will be in for them? Ie a Bailey.

Also are we attracted to glamour names over what we actually practically need for the squad? We have a squad of "names" but most of them are fair weather players lacking in substance. For instance we could get Anguissa for twenty million, Jack Harrison is available for ten as he has one year on his city contract left. These would be solid additions but are they glamorous enough for Everton as it seems we have a type of player and it's the wrong type, it's ah inconsistent player with a weak mentality usually.
I agree, but Spurs are in the Europa Conference and if they sell Kane are they suddenly any bigger a pull? Other than the London factor, which with the changing covid landscape suddenly becomes less of a thing anyway.

Arsenal aren't in Europe.

I don't think we'll be in for Bailey, I'd love us to be but don't think we will be. I see your point. But not getting Europa League or Conference League shouldn't hold us back in our targets - and Carlo has said this, so it's on Brands to deliver.
 

barneygumble

Player Valuation: £70m
I've always thought that the Prem was a pull, but we do need to find players before they are at a level where other team's like Tottenham and Arsenal who can offer Europe will be in for them? Ie a Bailey.

Also are we attracted to glamour names over what we actually practically need for the squad? We have a squad of "names" but most of them are fair weather players lacking in substance. For instance we could get Anguissa for twenty million, Jack Harrison is available for ten as he has one year on his city contract left. These would be solid additions but are they glamorous enough for Everton as it seems we have a type of player and it's the wrong type, it's an inconsistent player taking a step down with a weak mentality usually.

It is possible, very possible.

Off the top of my head a few players we could have signed from foreign clubs who have done well here, and didn’t cost a fortune.

Bissouma £15m
Raphinha £20m
Perreira £9m
Soyuncu £18m
Ndidi £15m
Saint-Maximin £16.5m
Soucek £15m
Coufal £5m
Koch £13m

Just a few players off the top of my head; who are from the continent, who were relatively unknown and have all signed for under £20m.

We don’t need to sell any of these players, but if we did they’d be worth at least double now. Just use your head, and stop taking other teams cast offs.
 

billyblue80

Player Valuation: £70m
I agree, but Spurs are in the Europa Conference and if they sell Kane are they suddenly any bigger a pull? Other than the London factor, which with the changing covid landscape suddenly becomes less of a thing anyway.

Arsenal aren't in Europe.

I don't think we'll be in for Bailey, I'd love us to be but don't think we will be. I see your point. But not getting Europa League or Conference League shouldn't hold us back in our targets - and Carlo has said this, so it's on Brands to deliver.
Yes no more excuses. Beyond players and imbalanced squad I think the mentality at the club is all wrong from the top of the club down we have a boys club who accept defeat. We have players with weak mentalities, lack of leaders and a lack of desire. That's a minimum. Wouldn't surprise me if Richarlison is gone tbh
 

Tommy F

Player Valuation: £750k
I think we were really hamstrung by the nuance of the FFP this season. And with an eye on what we are able to spend/recoup in the coming summer. Even down to the lack of sleeve sponsor.

It makes me think some things were deliberate to maximise what we can do next season. Say what you want about Moshiri, Ryazanstev, Brands, Ancelotti, etc, but they have a much greater knowledge of football and finances than any of us here.

This whole season has had an air of moving pieces in to play rather than going all guns blazing. Honestly, if there wasn't a plan, I think we might have gone for broke on the early season promise and thrown everything we had at the opportunity. The fact we didn't, the fact we were Conservative in our approach, leads me to believe there is a plan in place and we couldn't/wouldn't risk everything on what we knew was an unsustainable push. I bet we were pleasantly surprised by the early season form, but with injuries and such, we just couldn't hold out.

Carlo said recently that we were not far off where we expected to be. A few disastrous results tipped the balance back from the brilliant results we achieved elsewhere. It just looks so much worse because of the missed opportunity once we achieved results in games none of us thought we would win.
Your cup is more than half full
 

Zatara

Player Valuation: £70m
We have to start understand what the clubs and their transfers are up against.

We spent £60m in the summer on 3 positions, all the clubs in the top 4 spend that on 1 player.

Unless we risk FFP and break out Usmanov, we have to be realistic and take the odd risk on players who need to take the next step.

This transfer policy worked for Moyes but Carlo can't build a team, he has to hit the ground running.

We desperately need a RIGHT BACK and RIGHT WING/ATTACK. I would be looking to spend the majority of our budget on those two positions. They instantly create balance, trust and another line of attack which makes us a greater threat.

Defensively, Holgate has hit his glass ceiling for me, so we need central defender and I would look for more experience someone like a Maksimovic who is on a free, we need more game management at the back.

Thats what ive been saying...£65mil across James, Nkounkou, Allan, Doucoure and Godfrey would be spent by a top 4 side on one player.

We do need a CB but Maksimovic would compound our problems...we need quality.

Why do you think hes off to dourtmund? I havent seen it mentioned anywhere.

Dourtmunds top signing is hummels at £27.45m and I presume that was so high because bayern still owed them money on the deal. If bailey is rated at the £50m you think he is theres no way dourtmund will pay that much for him, its just not how dourtmund operates.

In a season that dourtmund has had to slash the asking price on one of their most prised assets in sancho (from 120m to 70m) because of the financial restrictions covid has placed on them i just can't see them splashing £50-60m on one player personally.

Thats a fair point. I just had the feeling that if they sell Sancho for £80mil then signed Bailey for £50-60mil then they bank some cash + have Bailey to sell for £80mil in a couple of seasons.


2 signings is not going to change much with this group. We don’t keep possession. We don’t score goals. We need 4 starters IMO. RB CB,CM,RW/forward. Back up keeper and another attacker, who has quality so if DCL or Richarlison isn’t performing he’s good enough to put them on the bench for a few weeks.

I’d also like another midfielder to come in, young with real potential. That’s if we can get rid of delph, Gomes abs maybe even punt Davies if we get a decent offer.

i think we need 5. CB, RB, DM, RF, LF...could also do with a CM as well but that can wait a season.


I bet Brands goes after Zaha again, the big goon.

Im no Zaha fan but Keane +Iwobi swap for Zaha would get two players out at least.

Trippier is a much much better player than Emerson... its not close

Trippier is and has been a top player.

The question really is whether you spend £10-15mil on Trippier for two seasons or £20mil on Emerson/£30mil Aarons to cover you for a decade.

Soumare is an absolute beast, pace, strength and vision. Nothing we have comes near him. 22 years of age and heading to Leicester

Hes a good player with high potential, if a bit inconsistent. Actually i think we can do better.

He’s also 31 and our current right back who is a finished mess is 32.

As i mentioned above, do we spend £10-15mil on Trippier or £20-30mil on Emerson/Aarons?

For me its daft to sign Trippier...we need pace at RB and he doesnt have it.

We’ve got to just go big in the summer. We can’t turn out next season looking to win 1-0 every game.

A RB who can actually run and cross would be a start. But a right sided version of Digne would be great, although unrealistic.

Get in a big, demanding CB and partner him with Godfrey. We need stability at the back.

Midfield especially, we’re technically dreadful. Doucoure, Allan & Davies (eg as our midfield today) never look comfortable on the ball and can’t control games. A calming influence in the midfield who can actually pass the ball forwards. Shoot Gomes & Delph into the sun.

RW & ST need stocking. Iwobi is a joke and James can’t be arsed half of the time. We’ve got to get competition for DCL & Richy too, far too many times have they not performed / been poor for stretches of games with no one to bring in.

So mabg positions to fill....

If we had gotten Gbamin, Mina, Gomes and Iwobi right then we wouldnt be in this mess.

We still need players in those positions.


Its a major concern that midfield is still a critical position.

Have Allen and Doucoure actually improved us? I actually think we miss Doucoure much more than Allen. I still dont understand what his role is. He runs around a lot but is never in the right position. He hasn't scored a goal or made an assist and constantly passes square. I'm not a fan at all.

Allan has always been an 8. Ancelotti played him alot as a 6 in Napoli...hes always been better as an 8.

Think of him and Doucoure playing the same position.


Part of the problem is we always want big names, top players rather than players who'll give us balance and options.

I can imagine fume if we signed Coufal, Soucek, Fofana, Martinez.

Look at what Atalanta + Lille are doing with smart recruitment and a real identity in how they play. There's no coherent plan, we're light years away.

Forget more sticking plasters and name signings we need some foundations first. RB, CB, CM, RW/FW. Young, hungry winners.

Seriously sick of groundhog day every summer with Everton we don't seem to build it's all quick fixes there is no quick fix we have to follow a Leicester model. Young, hungry, dynamic players we resemble a Seria A team currently we will go nowhere if we don't change course.

Truth is we can float big names but we need up and coming players why would Bailey come here we aren't even in Europe that's the sad truth?! We need players who can actually do jobs we have a bunch of fair-weather cowards a few players apart.

The other day i put up a list of Brazilians who we could go for...from memory:

RB: Emerson
CB: Bremer
DM: Guimaraes
LF/AM: Cunha
RF: Antony

Plus a few left field options. All of these guys should have improved us this season.

However im also looking at France...theres some top quality talent there coming through and we should be there before Leicester and the rest...

CB: Badiashile (Monaco)
DM:Tchouameni (Monaco)
DM: Kamara (Marseille)
LF: Diaby (Leverkusen)


The two boys at Monaco are monsters with high technical abilility. The CB is left footed which slots him in next to Digne

Kamara i rave about, he can play defence, defensive midfield or central midfield...hes going to be a big name and only one year on his deal. Hes got the lot.

Diaby weve all read about over the past fortnight.


All of those guys are French u21 players, they all have pace and are good passers...all of them want to win games.

Bring the 4 of them in as a group so they can adapt together.


I've always thought that the Prem was a pull, but we do need to find players before they are at a level where other team's like Tottenham and Arsenal who can offer Europe will be in for them? Ie a Bailey.

Also are we attracted to glamour names over what we actually practically need for the squad? We have a squad of "names" but most of them are fair weather players lacking in substance. For instance we could get Anguissa for twenty million, Jack Harrison is available for ten as he has one year on his city contract left. These would be solid additions but are they glamorous enough for Everton as it seems we have a type of player and it's the wrong type, it's an inconsistent player taking a step down with a weak mentality usually.

I saw a video the other day on 'the mighty blues' naming Harrison, Anguissa and Pereira as signings we should make.

The argument was that theyre 'probably' good enough for europa league and we need squad depth.

Honestly, whats the point in signing those three for say £55-60mil instead of just going straight for those 4 French guys ive named above -- who will cost more -- but could well be top 4 level players going forward.
 

TheBigIguana

Player Valuation: £70m
It is possible, very possible.

Off the top of my head a few players we could have signed from foreign clubs who have done well here, and didn’t cost a fortune.

Bissouma £15m
Raphinha £20m
Perreira £9m
Soyuncu £18m
Ndidi £15m
Saint-Maximin £16.5m
Soucek £15m
Coufal £5m
Koch £13m

Just a few players off the top of my head; who are from the continent, who were relatively unknown and have all signed for under £20m.

We don’t need to sell any of these players, but if we did they’d be worth at least double now. Just use your head, and stop taking other teams cast offs.
A lot of those players have done well because the club signing them had a plan for using them. We don't have that and it will make it harder.
 

Shibbywiggles

Player Valuation: £70m
In case you didnt know

Window Opens June 9th closes August 31st

Euros starts on June 11th.

With the glaring holes in our team we need to be adding players ASAP and registering them on the 9th.
Why does it matter if we sign them on June 9th or after the euros? They won’t be training with the team until July regardless. We had people losing it on here last summer that we hadn’t signed anyone until James, Doucoure and Allan all came in at once well into the window and we went on a 7 game winning streak to start the season.

As long as we have a few weeks with the new players before the season starts I don’t care when they sign.
 

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