At time of writing!
The almost ending John Stones saga is in its final moments for now. I happily report that the topic has moved from the ‘transfer rumour’ departments to the opinion piece sections and is now about how Everton can stand up to the big money and not be forced to sell. Of course, it is a relative thing and the Champions League teams are able to use their extra money to invest in the squad and also are more attractive to big money takeovers. However, Premier League teams are in a very strong position relative to all other teams that are in other leagues. Keeping the team together and building this very strong, young team will yield success.
Yarmolenko Not Done: With two days to go in the transfer window the possible moves in are heating up. The Yarmolenko rumours persist and Everton are now in competition with Dortmund, Barcelona and Liverpool. This has been the most on again off again transfer of the season and this could go either way.
Chances of Yarmolenko arriving: 60%
Do I want it to happen: 90%
As I have stated before, Yarmolenko would add some more creativity to the central midfield and would be a great addition.
A New Link: The newest name being linked with Everton is Gerard Deulofeu’s former teammate, Juan Munoz Munoz. The 19 year old striker is in the last year of his contract with Sevilla. He has only one game with the senior side but has scored 18 goals in 47 games for their reserve team. He has a release clause of 3 million euros and Everton are believed to be willing to pay that amount.
Chances of Munoz arriving: 80%
Do I want it to happen: 65%
Munoz is a young Spanish striker who would probably get games with the reserves and be available for the bench when needed. His link with Deulofeu may be a key to him ending up at Goodison. They had a positive relationship and if they are in contact I am sure the potential reunion would be a distinct possibility.
About the Author:
I am a testament to the fact that Evertonians are born. My first matches were spent sitting on one of the crush bars in the Gladwys Street end watching the Holy Trinity weaving their magic on their way to the league championship in 1970. After moving to Canada it was hard to stay connected but the popularity of the game has increased and the internet now allows me to see every game live and keep up with all things Everton.