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Players we were convinced would be Great Signings In Past Transfer Threads

Discussion in 'Everton Forum' started by Raino85, May 18, 2018.

  1. Raino85

    Raino85 Player Valuation: £25m

    Especially in the past couple of years, we have all put names forward as future stars of the everton side and egged us on to sign them weather we were linked or not.
    Who have been some of your favorite "we should sign this guy" shouts, and more importantly what has happened to them since we decided not to sign them.

    I will make a start


    Mauricio Lemos (At the time at Las Palmas)
    I had only seen him play a few times, and only because we had been linked, plus your standard youtube reel show.
    I was convinced the guy was the next Van Dijk with his height and stature and calmness at the back.

    In 2018 checking on how he is doing now, i found this on an ESPN blog

    After failing to impress Paco Jemez following the coach's appointment at Las Palmas in December, Lemos was loaned to Sassuolo at the end of the winter transfer window.

    His first start saw the Serie A minnows suffer a 7-0 thrashing by Juventus but, after two months on the bench, Lemos has been given another chance to impress.

    The Uruguayan's return to the first XI has coincided with an upturn in form for Sassuolo as they held AC Milan to a 1-1 draw at the San Siro and ground out 1-0 wins over Fiorentina and Verona, with Lemos volleying home the winner in the latter.

    He will be aiming to maintain his performance level in the final four games to try and secure a late call-up to Oscar Tabarez's World Cup squad."

    He didnt make the world cup squad were Sebastian Coates did, looking at wiki apparently he only made 5 appearences for Sassuolo, has he faded into obscurity or could he return as a link?
  2. Kenshin

    Kenshin Player Valuation: £25m

    I know from reading Everton fan pages all those years ago that Charles nzogbia was a popular One!
  3. chrismpw

    chrismpw Player Valuation: £35m

  4. Saint Domingo

    Saint Domingo Player Valuation: £70m

    Madjid Bougherra thinking Charlton were bigger than us then being done like a kipper by McFadden.

    Leroy Fer - premier league kryptonite, you will go down if you play him.

    Demba Ba - he stayed at Chelsea, we got Lukaku instead, by the end of the season the kopites were crying.
  5. Walken

    Walken Player Valuation: £70m Player Thread Sponsor

    Excellent thread title, very thorough
  6. Number_25

    Number_25 Marxist at large Forum Supporter

    London, though.
  7. BNJ1878

    BNJ1878 Player Valuation: £2.5m Forum Supporter


    The fretting when that became a saga.

    Was worth the worry, wasn't he?
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  8. Nyhus

    Nyhus Player Valuation: £2.5m

    I really wanted us to sign Slimani when Martinez was our manager. I wonder how he would have done for us under RM, I think he would have been a good fit, tbh.
  9. Ash Woods

    Ash Woods Player Valuation: £2.5m

    Yarmalenko has to be the ideal example right?
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    Davy Klassen
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  11. Marius57

    Marius57 Player Valuation: £2.5m

  12. Walken

    Walken Player Valuation: £70m Player Thread Sponsor

    That's the thing, people love to throw around hindsight like it wins the argument, players chose different paths that led to different outcomes, who knows how it would have worked out
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  13. Walken

    Walken Player Valuation: £70m Player Thread Sponsor

  14. Yarrgh

    Yarrgh Player Valuation: £15m

  15. Eggs

    Eggs Player Valuation: £70m Forum Supporter

    ..if they had computers back in the day, then Henry Newton and Joe Harper were supposed to be the next big thing but turned out to be anything but.

    Saido Berahino caused a bit of a debate on here more recently but it’s not worked out for him.
    Philw, royvernon39 and Aqui1a like this.

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