Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • Ronald Koeman is working on signing new players

    Everton failed to snatch a European position in the 2015-16 season of the Premier League as they had to settle with the 11th spot in what was a very underwhelming campaign for the English club and this led to Roberto Martinez being removed from his managerial position in the team as he was replaced by Ronald Koeman.

    The recently appointed manager, Ronald Koeman wants to return Everton to the top 8 spots of the Premier League and help them get back into European competition but in order to do this, a number of signings might be needed to be done and the Dutch manager is expecting to make it happen.
    The assistant of Ronald Koeman, Erwin Koeman has revealed details concerning the transfer activities of the club as he said: ‘’Ronald and the chairman are very busy with that. We can talk about a lot of things but in two weeks the league starts and we have to be ready. Not one team in the Premier League is ready for the moment. In two weeks the circus will start’’

    From the looks of it, Ronald Koeman is working to sign a few players but that it might take some time before it actually happens.

    Bruno Martins of Porto FC is one of the summer targets that is being linked with a possible move to Everton as the 24 year old defender has already worked alongside Ronald Koeman when both of them were part of the team of Netherlands.

    Ronald Koeman guided Netherlands into the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup and Bruno Martins was part of this team. It’s believed that an offer in the region of £12.5million might be enough to secure his services.

    Bruno Martins has made over 20 appearances with Porto FC and has shown what he is capable of doing as he is a centre-back who is capable of performing as a left-back as well.

    Another player that has been linked with Everton is Southampton’s Jose Fonte but it might be difficult signing him as Manchester United is also interested in signing him.


    Jose Mourinho has asked Juan Mata to remain at the club in a shock move, according to reports making the rounds. The Portuguese tactician blocked any move that will allow the player be the play maker at Everton FC this summer. Everton were gearing to make the Spaniard the creative one in the team they are rebuilding one and off the pitch.

    The move was similar to the one made by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City as he asked that the widely speculated move of Yaya Toure to Inter Milan be cancelled. Mourinho also asked that Mata remain at the club despite being the one that sold him to the Red Devils two years ago when he was at the helms at Chelsea.

    When asked if there was space for the player at the club, he said: “Yes, there is a space here for Juan. It is a strange question because I don’t understand why he doesn’t have a future.

    “First of all, I think maybe all of you misunderstood what happened in our previous club because I never told Mata to leave. I never pressed the club to sell him.”

    He continued saying that it was his decision to leave and he didn’t like the idea of players wanting to leave. He said he isn’t one to hold back any player when they want to leave so he allowed the deal to go through. He said Mata wasn’t happy as he was not his first choice and he wanted to be playing every game, so when the good offer from Man United came they decided to sell and not hold back because they were selling to a direct competitor.

    He said not selling to another club because of direct competition was old fashioned. On an endnote, he said he wants the player to keep fighting for his shirt and that there is space for everyone as there are many games all through the season.