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He's good. And the type of striker that fits in our game. He's a target man that'll lay the ball off to bring players around him into play and when you feed him crosses he'll score. He's got 31 goals and 8 assists in 33 league games this season and another 6 goals and an assist in 5 Dutch Cup games. A real goalgetter. He's only 22 as well, could be a great backup to Jelavic. He'll be pretty expensive though. The other lad that article says we're following, Luuk de Jong, is even better but we certainly won't get him. Definitely out of our price range.

 

You've got his name wrong in the topic title btw: Bas Dost.

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You've got his name wrong in the topic title btw: Bas Dost.

Had I put Das Bost? I'd read it as Das Boot the first time I'd looked at the article, I've got after dark dyslexia ;)

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This is one I really hope does happen, exactly the sort of signing we should be making given our ££££ situation, young, hungry, knows where the goal is

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I honestly thought at first glance the player in question was 'Das Boot', what do we want with a U Boat commander etc..

 

If we get this player we can send him on as a sub or something..

 

Could be someone to torpedo the opposition maybe.

 

In all seriousness, I don't know anything about this player, had a look at some reference page and he's 22 years old, tall and athletic and has a good scoring pedigree in The Netherlands, I'd be curious if nothing else if we could bring him in, but you know how rumors be. Furthermore, he seems happy enough where he is so it looks like any, and all, EPL clubs will miss out on his signature.

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Well, he has played a lot in the Bundesliga and Eredivision as well. 127m/62g in Eredivision, 85/36 in Bundesliga.

 

jozy altidore tore the eredivise apart and was absolutely worthless in the premier league. means nothing. same with jansen the spurs guy. league inflates stats as it's heavy attack little defending.

 

not even 1 in 2 on a very good wolfsburg side before they sold everyone in a 1 team league.

 

for 15-20m sure, but 50m? fuck no.

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we've been through this before. more flops than success stories from that league. every once in a while a blind squirrel finds a nut.

Mark, you're just as guilty of turning toward a handful of individuals to make your point about the Dutch league.

 

And, as an American, you know just as well as I do that Jozy Altidore is an enigmatic bastard. Sometimes he looks unstoppable and sometimes you wonder how anyone ever saw anything in him.

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Mark, you're just as guilty of turning toward a handful of individuals to make your point about the Dutch league.

 

And, as an American, you know just as well as I do that Jozy Altidore is an enigmatic bastard. Sometimes he looks unstoppable and sometimes you wonder how anyone ever saw anything in him.

Agreed, I'm just saying eredivisie is a bad predictor. Suarez and rvp prem records speak for themselves. Dost didn't exactly keep those standards in the bundesliga which is still a step below prem. Went back to goal machine again in Portugal but again a lower league.

 

I'm all for bas dost, just not at the 50m listed.

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Agreed, I'm just saying eredivisie is a bad predictor. Suarez and rvp prem records speak for themselves. Dost didn't exactly keep those standards in the bundesliga which is still a step below prem. Went back to goal machine again in Portugal but again a lower league.

 

I'm all for bas dost, just not at the 50m listed.

Everton spending 50m on a mercurial striker is a risk I can't see them taking. I'm all for improving the squad. But, that's a risk of a magnitude this club has never seen.

 

Yeah man, I'm just saying we shouldn't judge players necessarily on the league they come from and its history, but on the qualities of each player's game and what they bring to a team.

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Bas Dost has a very good record both in Holland (32 goals in his best season), Germany (16) and Portugal (34 goals last season).

 

Plus he's 28 so he's at his prime.

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Does anyone else read this thread as that amazing WW2 U-Boat movie Das Boot each time?

 

Was very close to posting exactly that thought earlier.

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Haf and I have both posted before how prolific this guy is. Factor in the uefa coefficient and only Messi betters him in goals. Gab Marcotti is a big fan of his.

 

He's a finisher plan and simple, head or foot anywhere near him and the box and it's in. Not great all around play but would be excellent for plan B or when we play man city and go full hoof.

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4 hours ago, duncanmckenzieismagic said:

Always liked him a lot. 1 in 1 in Portugal and 1 in 3 in Bundesliga are very respectable goal ratios.

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1 minute ago, Quinn31 said:

Always liked him a lot. 1 in 1 in Portugal and 1 in 3 in Bundesliga are very respectable goal ratios.

agreed he's been scoring at will for a while.  last year he was close to catching messi for the most goals using the FIFA calculator (goals x league strength) which is impressive.

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9 hours ago, Btay said:

Surely Belloti from Torino is a target before Bas Dost

Pretty sure he has a very large clause in his contract, will likely end up at a top tier club tbh 

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Hang on, what is it Koeman has just said about the current crop of Dutch footballers? 

”I believe the Dutch national team has lost too much quality. There are no longer any top international players in the squad... There was a time where we had big footballers. But now we have fallen away."

Cough cough... Ricky van Wolfswinkel... cough cough... Siem de Jong...

 

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