January 2022 Transfer Window

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:17 pm

As if Everton will sell their best striker!

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by bubbles1966 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:19 pm

I agree that we wouldn't get Calvert Lewin - he'll be too pricey and a club will spend something like £60m to sign him. I think he'd be hoping for something a lot better than Arsenal though.

Phillips? Not buying that he'd see us as a sideways step or that he wouldn't come. He's 26 and probably needs to move soon if he harbours any ambitions of playing european club football, winning something etc. Leeds would want £35m or so, I guess.

Raphinha would be a good buy for us, but he'd cost more, I imagine.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:30 pm

Ake he seems quite short for a central defender. Five foot eleven, according to the internet.

He is a good player who can also fill in at left back though. He always seemed good at Bournemouth but his appearance record for Man City is concerning.

One odd thing is people seem more enthusiastic about signing him than they were about John Stones, but Stones is a far superior player,.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by LeonRivers » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:50 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:19 pm
I agree that we wouldn't get Calvert Lewin - he'll be too pricey and a club will spend something like £60m to sign him. I think he'd be hoping for something a lot better than Arsenal though.
Calvert-Lewin is not good enough for Arsenal. He’d jump at the chance of a move there, or to Spurs or West Ham.

He’ll end up at Newcastle if they stay up.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:55 pm

LeonRivers wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:50 pm
Calvert-Lewin is not good enough for Arsenal. He’d jump at the chance of a move there, or to Spurs or West Ham.

He’ll end up at Newcastle if they stay up.
I don't see how moving from Everton to these other clubs is a step up really. They are a big club. If he is looking to pad his wages then Newcastle would be his best bet.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by LeonRivers » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:02 pm

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Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:55 pm
I don't see how moving from Everton to these other clubs is a step up really.
A move from a stagnating club on a downward trajectory to a club at least as big, performing better over the last 2-3 years to be consistently above them in the league and on an upward trajectory (TBC in Spurs case)?

Newcastle having confirmed PL status with billions to spend.

It’s a move up in every case assuming Newcastle don’t mess up their ‘project’.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Gsbgsb » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:16 pm

£60m on one player for a club of our means and needs is madness.

We are likely to have an annual budget at best around £60m absent any significant sales and even assuming Kral/Areola £30m is in addition and we have paid off the £20m+ we owed on Haller in the last accounts dedicating it to one player is wrong.

Come January/the summer even allowing for Kral and Areola we have several holes in the squad that have to be addressed - LB, LCB, CM, AM and Striker all spring to mind. We might fill a space with a free or get in low fee players in January because they are out of contract in the summer but even then the budget is going to have to be made to stretch to 3/4 players in January/the summer.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:17 pm

LeonRivers wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:02 pm
A move from a stagnating club on a downward trajectory to a club at least as big, performing better over the last 2-3 years to be consistently above them in the league and on an upward trajectory (TBC in Spurs case)?

Newcastle having confirmed PL status with billions to spend.

It’s a move up in every case assuming Newcastle don’t mess up their ‘project’.
True, but we both know things change fast in football. Get the right manager in and Everton could do very well. Newcastle are now the most loathed club in the land!

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by BigFatSam » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:25 pm

I'd love him, but theres absolutely no chance we'd sign Calvert-Lewin. He probably wouldn't be that bothered about coming and we couldn't afford him.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by HammerAl » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:36 pm

DCL would not join West Ham. No chance. Nor would Everton want to sell to us, unless we were offering stupid, stupid money.

Raphinha is one of my favourite players to watch but he’s destined for bigger things and would be a very good signing for many of the best clubs in Europe.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by HoustonHammer24 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:48 pm

Fabio Carvalho still hasn’t signed a contract at Fulham, and apparently a lot of big clubs are circling.

Wouldn’t mind if we made an attempt to make that happen, could be a real gem brought in on the cheap.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Whu stepney » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:33 pm

Surprise surprise the small club mentality is alive and kicking on here . A London club with an average gate of 60 000 yet according to the usual suspects on here every club is a step up from us . Absolutely laughable nonsense no doubt the countless closeted spurs fans on here will love it.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Hugh Jargon » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:36 pm

fjthegrey wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:49 am
Calvert-Lewin would see Everton to West Ham as a step down, regardless of our current league position.
I dont agree. We've signed a few Everton players over the years. Including Cottee and Unsworth.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Wilko1304 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:40 pm

He's more than good enough for us, probably a perfect fit too considering he can do all the things we want in a striker.

Don't see Real Madrid dropping the money required, nor nay elite club, so Arsenal might be his big chance at something "major."

I suspect that it's all noise anyway. They need to sell to buy, cos of FFP, but Richarlison is surely the one they'd move on. He seems to me like a PSG player, one they'd overpay for and then be bored of sooner rather than later.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Wilko1304 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:41 pm

Whu stepney wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:33 pm
Surprise surprise the small club mentality is alive and kicking on here . A London club with an average gate of 60 000 yet according to the usual suspects on here every club is a step up from us . Absolutely laughable nonsense no doubt the countless closeted spurs fans on here will love it.
Just living in the real world pal

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Whu stepney » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:55 pm

Wilko it's not the real world . Believe it or not some of us are ambitious for the club . It's a cancer that needs cutting out the club Bobby Moore was tearing his hair out over the club's lack of ambition in the 60s and too many fans let the useless cnuts like cearns brown and GSB off the hook .

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by EvilC » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:58 pm

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Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:55 pm
I don't see how moving from Everton to these other clubs is a step up really. They are a big club. If he is looking to pad his wages then Newcastle would be his best bet.
I do. When was the last time Everton finished above either of them?

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by BigFatSam » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:33 pm

In the current football climate it would be a step up, but it’s not a big enough step up for it to ever happen. It’s not a small club mentality it just wouldn’t happen. If we have a few more years in top 6 then yeah, that type of signing could happen.

Arsenal is still a big club even though they’re not performing great, players would still choose arsenal over us given the opportunity.

Newcastle now have the money but they’re only going to attract journey men if they’re looking at big name players/High wages

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:51 pm

EvilC wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:58 pm
I do. When was the last time Everton finished above either of them?
Obviously Arsenal are a bigger club (though they have been on the slide) but I wouldn't say Spurs are as big as Everton, and they seem to be in even more of a state behind the scenes. The league has always been the key yardstick and Everton have won it nine times while Spurs have only won it twice.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Cornelius Beal » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:52 pm

hammers92 wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:58 pm
Phillips will end up at Man Utd imo. There’s at least one vacancy there this summer with the number of clowns they’ve got in the middle of the pitch.
Phillips unlikely to join Manchester United, he's already said so recently. I know fellow Leeds lad Alan Smith made the move but he will be more than aware how difficult that move made life for him and his family
Phillips turned down a move to Villa when they had just been promoted and Leeds stayed down..

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