• Marco Silva speaks on transfer situation of Andre Gomes

    Everton manager Marco Silva has acknowledged that the club are yet to make a decision over the future of Andre Gomes. The Portuguese midfielder has been impressive since making the season-long loan from Barcelona last summer but the Toffees have yet to finalise a permanent move for his services.

    Speaking to reporters, Silva said that the club are working closely to cement a permanent deal for the Portugal international, although the final outcome could wait until the end of the campaign, he said: “We already have (an idea). Of course, when I am speaking to him, we have to say what we can say in this moment. To be 100% honest with you, we did nothing yet about the situation because all of our focus is on the season. But I am working with Marcel, we are planning everything, and with time – which is different to last season. We maybe know more than you about the Andre position and all these things, but all we can say to you, is what he said.”
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  • Idrissa Gueye refusing to give up on Paris Saint-Germain move

    Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye appears determined to part ways with the club during the summer after failing to do so during the winter transfer window. The Senegal international had been the subject of multiple transfer bids from Paris Saint-Germain last month but the Toffees made clear that the midfielder was not available at any price.

    As such, Gueye was left extremely disappointed with the situation and he has now opened up regarding the same in an exclusive interview with L’Equipe. Speaking to the French publication, Gueye admitted that he has the dream of playing for an elite team in the Champions League and that was not fulfilled with Les Parisiens last month.
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  • Marco Silva says Everton carried on their desired image against Manchester City

    Everton manager Marco Silva has said that his team carried on the desired club image during the recent 2-0 Premier League defeat at the hands of Manchester City. The Merseyside outfit could not restrict the Citizens from taking maximum points in midweek but they still received a positive feedback from the faithful watching after giving their best against the reigning Premier League.

    Speaking in a press conference at USM Finch Farm, Silva has admitted that he was pleased with the team’s overall showing against the Mancunian giants and he wants a similar kind of performance when they make the trip to Watford for the weekend fixture, where they will be aiming to return to winning ways.
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  • Marcel Brands updates on Everton’s transfer plans

    Everton’s director of football Marcel Brands has indicated that the Toffees don’t have ‘big plans’ of strengthening the squad during the January transfer window. The Merseyside outfit were closing the gap to the top six by the end of November but they have since gone through a lean run of form which has dropped them to the bottom half of the table.

    Owing to this, there has been speculation linking the Toffees with multiple players especially in the forward department but Brands has said that the chance of pursuing recruits in the window remain minimal, he quipped: “We don’t have big plans. It’s a very difficult period to bring players in. We don’t want to let our best players go, also other clubs don’t. I’m more focused on the summer window than the January window. If we sell or loan players, then maybe we have to do something, and if we do something, it has to be good.”
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  • Marco Silva praises Everton’s character after Burnley mauling

    Everton manager Marco Silva has hailed the character of the Toffees squad after they secured comfortable 5-1 triumph over Burnley on the road. The Merseyside outfit were given a hiding last weekend after they suffered an embarrassing 6-2 league defeat to Tottenham Hotspur but they managed to make amends with an easy win against the Clarets.

    Speaking after the game, Silva was elated with the performance of the team and welcomed the fan support at Turf Moor following the dampening home loss to Spurs, he said: “The first thing I’d like to say is this is for our fans and our players. The fans welcomed our players before the match, which is fantastic after a tough result on Sunday. And the players as well, they deserve this. It was a good win for us and now is the moment to rest and prepare for the other quick games.”
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  • Brazil coach heaps praise on Marco Silva for Richarlison’s development

    Brazil assistant manager Xavier Cleber has heaped praise on manager Marco Silva for aiding the development of Richarlison into a top-class prospect for club and country. The attacker first worked under Silva at Watford last term but their association reached an abrupt end after the Portuguese was sacked from the head coach position.

    However, the Brazilian managed to reunite Silva at Everton after the offer came by during the summer and he has since not looked back with six league goals from just 10 appearances. Meanwhile, he has also made the step up to the national side with good effect and Cleber, who has watched him in close quarters happened to heap praise on the Toffees head coach.
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  • Dean Souness predicts Richarlison will move on from Everton

    Former Liverpool star Dean Souness has said that he is a keen admirer of Richarlison but does not believe the Brazilian will stay with Everton for the long-term. The 21-year-old only joined the Toffees from Watford last summer but he has since made genuine progress, which has already earned him his maiden cap with the Brazilian national team.

    In a report covered by The Times, Souness highlighted that the Toffees are finally playing the football to please the supporters after spending intelligently during the previous transfer window. He added to reserve special praise for Richarlison and feels the attacker could join a bigger club, should he find the consistency in his game.
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  • Marco Silva Delighted to Welcome Yerry Mina Back from Injury

    Everton manager Marco Silva has claimed that the fitness position of Yerry Mina does provide him with a lot of issues in terms of selection, but he is glad to have such a selection headache for the time being. After having struggled to name a consistent defensive line so far this season, Silva is now looking forward to a selection headache in this position. Everton have had numerous changes in the defence due to the elements like injuries and suspension. Phil Jagielka has been unavailable for the last three matches after getting a suspension, while Michael Keane was unavailable for up to 4 weeks due to an injury. Kurt Zouma came into the backline as the club’s new signing – on loan from Chelsea.

    In recent matches, however, Keane and Zouma have been able to form a great partnership in the centre of defence and Everton travel to the King Power Stadium looking for three points. Now, Everton also have the availability of Mina, who trained with the squad and is looking to make his comeback just after the international break. Silva claimed that Zouma and Keane have been playing well while the return of Mina and Jagielka makes it a competitive position in the defence. Everton have had an indifferent first few weeks in the 2018-19 campaign.
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  • Everton boss bemoans poor finishing and focus after Watford defeat

    Everton manager Marco Silva has admitted that the club were not fully focused during the Premier League encounter against West Ham United which they eventually lost by a 3-1 scoreline. The Toffees had gone into the clash with an unbeaten record under their new manager but they succumbed to a rather disappointing defeat with the Hammers getting their first points on board for the season.

    Speaking after the game, Silva said: “We didn’t perform in our level to win. In this level you cannot make mistakes like we made. When you create chances you have to score. There is something about our focus that we have to do something about in important moments of the game. We scored to make it 2-1 but in the second-half, even without a good performance and playing more with our heart and mind, they create three or four chances and score three goals and we create four or five clear chances and score just one goal. “We created enough chances to achieve a different result.”
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  • Kurt Zouma invites competition for places at Everton

    Everton’s loan signing Kurt Zouma has admitted that it is essential for every club to have competition for places across the field. The France international joined the Toffees on a season-long loan from Chelsea before the summer transfer deadline but he has since managed just one substitute appearance off the bench.

    Speaking in a news conference, Zouma acknowledged that he had joined the Toffees with the view of securing regular playing time but he would still have to fight for the same, he said: “It’s very important moment for me because I came here to play and I am ready to come here and help the team win games. In every team there is competition, so if one goes out, the other one has to do the same or even better to keep their place, but the attitude and the spirit in the team is very good, so every player in the team will want to win and want to give everything for the team.”
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