Everton's No. 9 Dream Needs More Options

Staring at a big basket labelled 'Romelu Lukaku' should not be the sum total of Everton's striker plans. They need two new faces. Remy? Welbeck? Anyone at all?

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corbey08 (Everton) says...

What a load of b*****ks. Why would Everton need at least 3 strikers who can do more than "nothing wrong" when we only play 1 striker!? You talk about West Brom struggling after not replacing Lukaku and wonder if the same will happen to Everton.... are you aware he signed!? Traore will sign on loan again and for a position only 1 player plays at a time, Lukaku, Traore & Kone with Mirallas & Naismith as last resort backups is more than enough

Posted 9:50pm 6th August 2014

ningbo (Everton) says...

Whilst I agree that Everton still need more quality in depth up front, I think this article is mostly tripe. Firstly, to say "...some of Everton's players are also looking expectantly towards the entrance door and shaking their heads" is absolutely nonsensical! As an Everton fan, this is the best squad and most optimistic I've felt since the mid eighties. Martinez has injected a great sense of belief and a style of football that will attract good quality players to the club. This optimism is reflected in the number of new contracts that have been signed. Secondly, to say we are down players is misleading. We have lost a deulafeau, but have (retained Barry and Lukaku), gained a Besic and will be getting back long term absentees Oviedo, Kone and Gibson. I am also confident there will be more signings to come along side some decent U21 prospects already acquired. Thirdly, how can you judge players form their performance at the world cup? If that's the case then Messi can simply be regarded as 'good'. I'm under no false illusions, without the big money owner, we will likely lose players and the manager in a couple of years, but hey - let's just enjoy this fantastic team and manager while we've got it!

Posted 7:21pm 2nd August 2014

fictionalemu says...

@budek, England regular, Premier League experience, and United wouldn't want to lose him cos of home-grown status. He's definitely worth £25m. Lallana cost that much even though he's older, less experienced in the top flight, and has played less for England.

Posted 9:44pm 31st July 2014

joemaxmoore (Everton) says...

Fantastically timed article this. Sitting on their hands all summer? Utterly clueless. And players looking towards the exit door? Baines, Coleman and Barkley have all signed long term deals this year.

Posted 12:05am 31st July 2014

masmaz (Arsenal) says...

Inexplicable that nobody wants Remy at that price, something must be wrong behind the scenes. Young cost 18 so Welbeck is worth 20 at least.

Posted 9:32pm 30th July 2014

ronmanager says...

SW did nothing wrong in this article

Posted 9:08pm 30th July 2014

budek (Bolton Wanderers) says...

Sorry fictionalemu, are you saying Welbeck is worth £20 - £25 mill?????

Posted 4:31pm 30th July 2014

fictionalemu says...

Erm, you know that Everton don't spend money, right? The last season in which they spent more on transfers than they received was 08/09. The idea that they'd buy Lukaku (worth probably £20-25m) and Welbeck (with the English premium, plus the fact United don't want to sell a 'home grown' player who they need to meet squad requirements, also worth £20-25m) plus pay their wages is ridiculous. Given that, as you mentioned, Mireilles, Naismith and Kone can all play up front, there's no way they're signing more than one striker, and they've clearly decided that it's worth waiting to see if that striker can be Lukaku.

Posted 12:54pm 30th July 2014

tommy red (Manchester United) says...

The World Cup line is a bit unnecessary is it not? Why would they care that he had a few average games for Belgium at the World Cup when he'd been excellent for them all season? Will Real Madrid now be worrying about Ronaldo's form?

Posted 12:38pm 30th July 2014

squiggle (Arsenal) says...

Remy and Valbuena, if wages can be agreed. Neither would be expensive in terms of transfer fees. Both would bring a lot to the team and I think both would see it as a good opportunity (a better one than QPR or Newcastle for Remy, and at least as good as Dynamo Moscow for Valbuena.)

Posted 11:28am 30th July 2014

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