Transfer Latest: The Season Is Starting But The Rumours Continue

Charlie Austin??????

Charlie Austin has been in the rumour mill ever since QPR went down. He has been linked with the likes of Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham during the past few months. Today, the odds of him heading to Goodison before the end of the transfer window were slashed with Bet Victor and Sky Bet. The Blues are now the odds on favourite to land the England international.

Charlie-Austin

Chances of it happening: 60% and rising

Do I want it to happen: 75%

On first glance this looks like a great idea. Austin would be an excellent addition to the squad and would be another option up front to work alongside or as another option when Lukaku needs a rest.   The fifteen million pound fee that he is being associated with is well within the ‘market value’ range and would be a good piece of business. My concern is putting our money into an area of the team that I would not see as our greatest need. If we could do it AND strengthen the back line then I would be all in.

Some Help For the Back Line

Both the Guardian and the Express is linking Everton with a young Argentinian who is currently playing for River Plate. Ramiro Funes Miro has grown up with River Plate and has represented Argentina at both the U20 level, and most recently, at the full international level in a game against El Salvador earlier this year.

RAMIRO-FUNES

Chances of it happening: 30%

Do I want it to happen: 75%

Replacing Distin and Alcaraz has to be the number one priority. Ramiro is a young player who has been playing regularly with River Plate including the Copa Libertadores tournament. At 24 years old he would give us some cover for Stones and Jags as he learns and is in the age zone that our team needs.

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