Among the three clubs of the Premier League that are considering signing James Rodriguez this summer, Everton is one. They have sent intermediaries to discuss the signing possibilities. James is a two times winner in the Champions League and a Columbian international. He left Toffees in 2021 and his present contract in Olympiacos terminated this year in April. Now that he is available it presents a good opportunity for clubs to land him during the window of summer transfer.
Many experts are not sure how Everton will benefit from adding James to their team. Of course, it would excite the fan base if such a reunion takes place. The Toffees do need creative players in attacking positions. Currently, Abdoulaye Doucoure is one such player who mans an advanced position in the midfield. Of course, when James had started his previous season with the club, it had been in a brilliant style. At that time he had joined Goodison Park with Carlo Ancelotti as manager. (more…)
Ian Wright, the Arsenal legend has given his thoughts on the defeat of Everton in the Premier League. Arsenal had the chance to go 8 points clear at top of the standings of the Premier League with a win at Goodison Parks but they grappled to create several meaningful openings as the home crowd has been buoyed by Sean Dyche’s arrival as the new manager. It took one of the former Burnley favorites of Dyche to break the deadlock when James Tarkowski, the defender headed past Aaron Ramsdale from one of the threatening set-pieces from the Toffees.
Nevertheless, the side of Mikel Arteta had been unable to defeat the opposite number of Ramsdale number, Jordan Pickford condemning them to their loss in the second league in the campaign. Ian Wright, the Arsenal icon tweeted that Everton deserved that. He said that they have to learn from it and move on. As they are at the top of the league, everyone will be up to play for them. There is a lot for the team to take away from the defeat. (more…)
With world cup football soon coming to an end, Everton football club is planning on buying new players in the upcoming January transfer window. Everton is reportedly interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram, but the 25-year-old’s current £82,000-per-week contract is set to expire in the summer. If Everton were to sign him this January, it would cost them €10 million (£8.5 million) according to journalist Dean Jones.
Additionally, the versatile attacker has also been linked with Bayern Munich and Inter Milan in recent weeks, meaning Everton faces a tricky task in attracting him to the club. Therefore, if the club wants to bring the striker to Goodison Park, they might have to hurry up in their plans. (more…)
Everton have been in and competed in nearly every game this season. Unfortunately, they haven’t seen that ruthlessness to get the points and that’ll be the question Frank Lampard will be asking the players – where is the consistency? There’s the level, we’ve got winnable games and we’ve competed with really strong teams this season and felt frustrated they haven’t had more points. Now they’ve showed that quality and effort against Crystal Palace, they’ve got to go on now for the next few games to bring the points home – that’s what Frank wants, the fans want, when you look at that league table, they feel we should be higher with the performances they’ve shown.
That ruthlessness Everton shown against Crystal Palace, can they keep it going? They’ve got Fulham away next, against an Everton manager who will want to do as well as he can. But they’ve got to make it difficult for them. The Toffees have been difficult to break down away, which Frank has done fantastically well at this season. It was so easy last season, they were so soft. The question mark over Lampard is, Everton have been solid at the back but are the players asking enough of the opposition going forward? (more…)
Everton loanee Lewis Warrington helped inspire Fleetwood Town to a 1-0 win at promotion-chasing Peterborough United in League One on Tuesday night. Frank Lampard praised Warrington shortly before his loan move to Fleetwood, calling him an incredible young professional. Incidentally, he made his senior debut for the Goodison Park outfit in the 1-0 win away at the League One side in the Carabao Cup in August, and now he has joined Fleetwood in order to get more regular game time and further his development.
Fleetwood recorded a victory away at Peterborough despite having less possession of the ball and fewer shots on goal (SofaScore), with Warrington the player who inspired his team to all three points. The central midfielder won no fewer than seven of his duels in total, the joint-third most out of his teammates, while he also recorded a team-high five tackles and made one clearance (SofaScore). (more…)
Nottingham Forest have reportedly failed to agree personal terms with Everton target Maxwel Cornet over a move this summer. According to talkSPORT, the Burnley attacker could not find an agreement with the Premier League newcomers while the Toffees have had an opening bid for him rejected. That said, they do have one thing working in their favour as they have a five-year deal agreed with him which includes £67,000 per-week wages.
Cornet would undoubtedly be a terrific addition for Everton this summer and they must do all they can to get Burnley to reduce their asking rate. However, they now need to be aware of Newcastle’s interest in the player as they’ve got super deep pockets. They’re also a club on the rise, unlike Everton who were fighting a relegation battle last season. The financial situation of the club also means that they cannot really match up with the Magpies’ spending power and it’s going to be extremely difficult if Newcastle as seriously pursuing his services. (more…)
Merseyside club Everton are plotting moves for Chelsea striker Armando Broja and Southampton fullback Kyle Walker-Peters during this summer’s transfer window. This is according to the report from the Daily Mirror which stated that the Toffees are considering making a move for Broja and Walker-Peters who were teammates at Southampton last season. Albanian international star Broja spent a season-long loan at Southampton having joined them last season from parent club Chelsea.
Everton have financial constraints and they would need to receive permission from the Premier League to press ahead with their pursuit of Walker-Peters and Broja. The Toffees have not been able to back manager Frank Lampard in this summer’s transfer window till date. The only major arrival this summer is James Tarkowski who has joined on a free transfer after his contract at Burnley ended. The one-cap England international was a regular for the Clarets for several years, but he was unable to stop their relegation from the English top flight at the end of last season. Burnley were relegated to the English Championship from the Premier League alongside Norwich City and Watford. (more…)
Everton manager Frank Lampard is keen to raid his former club Chelsea for two of their players if reports in the British media are anything to go by. It has been reported that the Chelsea legend want to sign both Billy Gilmour and Conor Gallagher. Lampard is saddled with the responsibility of rebuilding the Everton squad after the Merseyside giants flirted with relegation for several months of the just concluded Premier League season.
Ex-Derby County and Chelsea manager Lampard took the Everton job in January after Spanish tactician Rafael Benitez was sacked for poor results over the course of several months having made a bright start to his reign as the Everton manager. Benitez was made the Everton manager last summer and he barely lasted six months before his dismissal for poor results. Lampard replaced him and he was in a relegation battle for virtually the remainder of the season before Premier League safety was achieved with one game left. Everton sealed another season in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at home thanks to the goals from Michael Keane, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the second half. Andre Ayew doubled the lead for Palace after Jean Philippe-Mateta had given them an advantage to ensure that the Eagles took a two-nil lead at the break. (more…)
Merseyside outfit Everton are now two points from safety after they recorded a crucial victory over European champions Chelsea on Sunday. Chelsea legend and Everton boss Frank Lampard was able to mastermind a big win against his former club to aid the Toffees’ battle to stay in the English top flight.
Everton came into the Chelsea game with a five-point deficit to Leeds United who are occupying the last safe place on the Premier League log. They hadcome into the just concluded weekend with a five-point deficit to Leeds United and a two-point deficit to Burnley who were occupying the last safe place before their comeback win at Watford on Saturday. Burnley were replaced by Leeds United as regards the last safe spot on the league table thanks to the win over Watford, while Leeds United were beaten heavily at home by title chasers Manchester City in their own Premier League game at the weekend. Burnley and Leeds United have the same points (34) after 34 league games, but the latter has an inferior goal difference in comparison to the former. On their part, Everton have 32 points from 33 league games. (more…)
The relegation battle in the Premier League promises to be an exciting one ahead of the final month of the season with Burnley and Everton battling for one slot as things stand in the division. Watford and Norwich City are second from bottom and bottom respectively on the Premier League log and it would take a miracle for the two teams to avoid the drop to the English Championship at the end of this season thus leaving either Burnley or Everton to fill the remaining relegation spot.
Everton had a four-point cushion over Burnley who are the last team in the three-team relegation zone ahead of the Premier League games last weekend. Burnley were able to close the gap to three points after picking up a 1-1 draw at London club West Ham United, while Everton were not in action due to the FA Cup semifinal commitment of opponents Crystal Palace thus leaving them with a game in hand over the Clarets. (more…)