Moses spent last season on loan at Liverpool and failed to hold down a regular place but may be available for a cut-price fee to link back up with Roberto Martinez under whom he displayed the form that attracted Chelsea in the first place.
Besic, meanwhile, impressed for his country in the World Cup in Brazil during the group stage. He is reportedly wanted by Sevilla.
The People, meanwhile, claim that Everton have reached agreement with Gareth Barry over a three-year contract.
Original Source: Liverpool Echo
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650 Posted 30/06/2014 at 09:11:00
I would rather see Hakim Ziyech, who is younger and has impressed in a much stronger league (at least if the price is in the same range).
651 Posted 30/06/2014 at 09:19:53
Besic got quite a few mentions from the pundits in the group stages – only 21 and a defensive midfielder. Apart from that... unknown.
657 Posted 30/06/2014 at 10:07:57
He is crap, was crap last season for Liverpool; I watched him for Nigeria against Iran and he was worse than crap.
I'd rather we try and get Tom Ince who is a better bet, Ince hasn't really pushed on that much but I reckon under Martinez he could develop a whole lot more as he has the ability.
Moses on the other hand is just a headless chicken and I see nothing in him whatsoever.
As for the other link, I can't say I really saw a great deal from Bosnia during the World Cup to make me want to buy too many of their lads, certainly didn't see much of Besic.
658 Posted 30/06/2014 at 10:34:11
I wouldn’t dismiss Moses too quickly if we can get him for a good price. I don’t think he would displace Mirallas in the first team but I don’t see Mirallas being up for some of those grotty away trips in the Europa League.
660 Posted 30/06/2014 at 10:55:13
Here is one of many links looking like he has gone to Hull http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2674353/Tom-Ince-set-sign-Hull-Steve-Bruce-continues-strengthen-Tigers-squad.html
661 Posted 30/06/2014 at 10:55:28
Not sure about the other lad.
662 Posted 30/06/2014 at 10:58:40
Firstly, I have got to agree that Moses, as I have mentioned in a previous post, would not improve us at all, and besides having just spent last season with our friends across Stanley Park, keeps appearing as a possible target.
Let's just hope that this is speculation, based on his previous association with Roberto, at Wigan, and doesn't even approach the realms of possibility.
I am somewhat surprised that we haven't approached Tom Ince, having been linked with him on several occasions before. I too believe that Hull are favourites to get him signed up. I can't think what Hull have to offer, that is more attractive than ourselves but, then again, that is on the assumption that we have actually been in for him!
I have watched Bosnia in their games, and can't honestly remember Besic at all. The only one I distinctly remember is Edin Dzeko, who had mixed performances; if we don't get Lukaku, and City buy more strikers, we may have a chance of getting him!
663 Posted 30/06/2014 at 11:22:45
664 Posted 30/06/2014 at 11:28:59
665 Posted 30/06/2014 at 11:31:03
666 Posted 30/06/2014 at 11:47:46
Is it true?
Did it really happen?
668 Posted 30/06/2014 at 12:04:22
Don't let the Dutch team see that link or they will all want one!
669 Posted 30/06/2014 at 12:22:55
It's hardly apples with app..... Oh wait. Daily Mirror?...
Nope, you've got a good point.
670 Posted 30/06/2014 at 12:26:15
671 Posted 30/06/2014 at 12:26:51
Where do the likes of Hull get the money from?
I know they had that takeover (another club more attractive than us to potential buyers eh Bill?)
They have already splashed out for two strikers last January in Long and Jelavic, signed Livermore and Lescott, last summer Huddlestone and now almost Tom Ince.
We as usual just know that unless we sell (which let's be honest we did sell in January, Jelavic £7 mill) then we can't spend anything like that.
Tom Ince would definitely have been worth a punt.
I'm sorry Sam but there was a reason why Moses didn't get much game time at Liverpool: because he just wasn't good enough, I knew from a few educated Kopite mates (yes there are one or two, believe it or not) that went to every game, they said the same as what I did... headless chicken; and he wouldn't get many starts with us either – is he better than McGeady or Mirallas??? Or Pienaar?? I doubt it.
We do need squad players but we've seen in the past by bringing in the likes of Gueye, if they are poor quality then it's a waste of time.
672 Posted 30/06/2014 at 12:38:38
673 Posted 30/06/2014 at 12:44:30
675 Posted 30/06/2014 at 13:25:15
The media just love speculation spurred on by greedy agents who want their commission if their players move around.
I am sure Bobby isn’t doing any Everton business whilst in Brazil although he is probably casting his eye at one or two World Cup players.
677 Posted 30/06/2014 at 14:01:32
678 Posted 30/06/2014 at 13:55:59
His was not a leveraged purchase and he took over all the club’s debts meaning that their ’other operating costs’ are about £25M a year less than ours.
Thus all their broadcasting income can be put to player purchases. His only sin is that he’s allergic to the name ’City’.
685 Posted 30/06/2014 at 15:47:16
I do happen to agree with you on the takeover thing. There's also no way I'd want any cowboy no-mark just pumping money into Everton FC just for an ego trip and wanting to change the entire identity of our club.
But, on the other side of the coin, I think now we have such a bright young manager here, it would be a tragedy if we were to lose him eventually to a more ambitious club with greater financial muscle.
Sooner or later we have to actually achieve something, it never quite happened under Moyes despite near misses with the Champions League and FA Cup Final loss.
It would be a greater shame if we had 5 years of promise under this bright new era of Robby Martinez but at the end of it, we look back with only tinges of regret.
710 Posted 30/06/2014 at 19:33:22
711 Posted 30/06/2014 at 19:44:14
713 Posted 30/06/2014 at 20:02:16
Ince is another one I wouldn't touch. He brings too much baggage... eg, his dad, who's a complete scrounger. It's a lie Inter Milan made him an offer, that's just Ince Snr living in his deluded little world. Apart from Hull, no other team seems interested in him and that's his dad's fault.
717 Posted 30/06/2014 at 20:09:06
What do you suggest, that we should trade blows with Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd etc in a transfer market free-for-all?
Our market is the crumbs, unless RM can find a talent that has evaded the big boys' clutches!
720 Posted 30/06/2014 at 20:23:29
721 Posted 30/06/2014 at 20:42:31
Hard to tell from one post, you have to read a couple of years worth of strident posts saying something is absolutely, definitely and without a shadow of a doubt, correct.
Then, if he changes his mind completely, it's probably him.
726 Posted 30/06/2014 at 21:48:51
745 Posted 30/06/2014 at 23:17:08
749 Posted 01/07/2014 at 01:21:04
I do think Moses is worth ago. Alright, he didn’t play much at the shite but they only really had room for one player of that type and they had Courtinho and Sterling (whom they already owned) so they decided it would be better to develop them. Again he’s young enough to improve and he has pace , two things our flanks miss.
Osman and Pienaar have been mostly on our left hand side with Mirallas on the right, but both players on the left have no pace and are definitely on their way down. Moses (with the help of Bobby) could become a vital player and at the reported £4/5m price tag we will easily get our money back if he is unused if McGeady commands a starting place.
Let’s face it , players need competition and McGeady needs to prove himself at this level. If not Moses or ince we have to buy someone who has pace and can operate left or right wing.
Also we are still desperate for a striker.
750 Posted 01/07/2014 at 03:51:21
758 Posted 01/07/2014 at 08:04:26
761 Posted 01/07/2014 at 09:02:26
Moses will come good when he plays more often and was out of his comfort zone at Chelsea.
Sterling improved a lot and limited Moses’s games at Anfield but I can see him doing a good job on the left, perhaps rotating with McGeady.
766 Posted 01/07/2014 at 10:08:26
771 Posted 01/07/2014 at 11:02:30
Read your book by-the-by. Instantly added to my Top 10 list of the best $5.36 I ever spent.
776 Posted 01/07/2014 at 11:51:49
787 Posted 01/07/2014 at 13:10:56
Oh well, we can pretend we are going to sign him in 2 years time for three times as much.
794 Posted 01/07/2014 at 13:54:02
It's pretty obvious really. He ain't all that.
As for Moses – well I've seen every game in the World Cup and all I've seen of him, is lots of charging about with zero effect on each of Nigeria's 4 games.
Besic? I don't even remember him, so he's probably brilliant.
795 Posted 01/07/2014 at 14:02:21
797 Posted 01/07/2014 at 14:08:24
800 Posted 01/07/2014 at 14:29:34
Besic, on the other hand, looked half-decent.
802 Posted 01/07/2014 at 14:41:57
If Bill does have £25m in the bank, we should shop for a decent striker, I'd rather have one top class player than several duds (Spurs last seasony).
On another note, I see our neighbors across the park have just signed Lallana — an Everton fan! He would've been a nice addition to our squad!
Okay, that's my rant over for today... gonna put the kettle on!
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