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Did the parents say that though or is it paper talk. Only time will tell....We seem to be getting some strikers in...

 

All we need now is to get a defender who can step in as Jags and Distin have had injuries which they could tweak at any time...

I wouldn't want to spend any of the probably fairly limited transfer budget on a defender with Stones and Alcaraz doing well in recent matches. Just need Alacaraz to stay fit for any length of time! Just my opinion of course

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Hopefully true, but not holding my breath as I read the same 'snippets'/quotes in another article, with the spin on that story, very different.

 

I think the Metro are second guessing personally and hoping they get the exclusive.

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What a strange transfer saga this is turning out to be. If we get this kid for a good price, it should be a great bit of business. He looks like he will fit into the style we are trying to implement (yesterday excluded) better than any of our current options.

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I actually think we'll buy him but he'll stay at Liege until the summer on-loan with Traore coming to us.

 

That'd be a nice idea. Good thinking

 

 

Nonetheless I think he's a decent player, not ground-breaking though. I'd like the deal more because he's Belgian rather than that it'd be great for EFC.

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I saw an article last week saying we would buy him and then loan him to Standard Liege's rivals Anderlecht.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2539131/Everton-look-Belgium-starlet-Batshuayi-Martinez-tees-Lukaku-replacement.html

 

So wrong on two fronts

 

1) We would buy him and loan him out again when we need a striker in ASAP

2) They would sell him to us knowing we would loan him straight back to their nearest rival in the Belgian league.

 

 

Wish I was a journo, make up some shit and go to the pub for the rest of the day.

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I saw an article last week saying we would buy him and then loan him to Standard Liege's rivals Anderlecht.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2539131/Everton-look-Belgium-starlet-Batshuayi-Martinez-tees-Lukaku-replacement.html

 

So wrong on two fronts

 

1) We would buy him and loan him out again when we need a striker in ASAP

2) They would sell him to us knowing we would loan him straight back to their nearest rival in the Belgian league.

 

 

Wish I was a journo, make up some shit and go to the pub for the rest of the day.

 

 

As a casual Club Brugge supporter I'd like to seriously contest this statement. But Anderlecht do have a megalomania that's suffocating the Belgian league.

 

C1982 has btw just effectively answered both your concerns.

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Everton's chances of getting Michy Bathsuayi have taken a hammering. Standard Liege striker wins court case to free himself from agent.

4:28pm - 9 May 14

 

It was his former agent, Christophe Henrotay, who was talking to Everton about signing him. Also represents Lukaku and Mirallas

4:29pm - 9 May 14

 

Ed Maylon

Daily Mirror - Sports Editor

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If that were true then why would players have agents?

To be honest, Ive never understood why agents exist. But, point is, if he has no agent, the club dont have to pay the agent fees, meaning more money available for the player.

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Don't think this actually has anything to do with Batshuayi wanting more money.

 

Back in January there were a lot of rumours about Henrotay (and Batshuayi's parents) pushing for a move to a team in England that would then loan him back to Belgium to Standard's rival Anderlecht. Obviously he did this behind Standard's back, so they threatened to issue a complaint with FIFA against him. The transfer window passed and nothing really appeared in the media about it anymore, until now. Apparently Batshuayi had sued to have his contract with Henrotay voided and the judge agreed with him. Apparently Henrotay wanted to move him as soon as possible as he only had a one year deal to be Batshuayi's agent and Batshuayi suffered because of all the rumours. Now he's represented by José Medina, an agent who is really close with Standard's chairman rather than with clubs in England.

 

Sources in French.

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We should definitely have a crack at him! According to Steve he's better than Bacca and he's only €8m! Could you imagine the kind of cash we're looking at if we sell him in in a year or two, with the sort of prices Bacca's now associated with? :rofl:

 

 

In any case, he's better than Carlos Bacca and 7 years younger ;p.

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Remy and this kid or Welbeck or one big pay out on Lukaku?

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Remy and this kid or Welbeck or one big pay out on Lukaku?

 

I've been pondering that one too. If Lukaku is priced out of our (reasonable) reach, then I do like the thought of adding a striker in his prime and one who looks highly promising. Adding them to Kone and potentially Traore would give us a range of options up front and make sure we're strong and fresh on all fronts next season.

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Skysports - Transfer centre

"Swansea City are back in for Standard Liege star Michy Batshuayi, according to reports in his native Belgium. The South Wales Evening Post writes that it could now be down to the player to decide if he wants to join Garry Monk’s side, having reportedly been the subject of a failed £2.5million bid last season."

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His attitude in the last couple of months has me worrying again. Seems like he still hasn't got it all figured out mentally. Being a pro takes effort and he's showing little of that lately. Everyone likes to win, but not everyone hates to lose and his body language on the pitch has me thinking he might not belong in the second category.

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He's waiting for Arsenal apparantly. Rules us out.

 

Personally, I think he needs a move before Arsenal anyway

 

Definitely doesn't rule us out am sure he would jump at the chance to join us but Arsenal maybe his dream move.

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I hope football commentators in the EPL are more litterate than the English Sky Sports reporter who commentates the Belgian league games. He pronounces it "batsoowahee" instead of "batshoowayee" but that's the same guy who pronounces Ryan as "ree-ahn" for some reason, even though he's an Australian GK.

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It Swansea are bidding for him I presume Bony will be off to Arsenal. Domino effect.

 

Or maybe Michu could be available? I dont see Arsenal forking out for Bony, especially given how well the big money move for Ozil has worked out.

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I'd be a bit gutted to see him go to Marseille, not that YouTube is a great avenue for evaluating a player but at the release clause I think he'd be worth a punt on. If it's a case of him and another but Lukaku at 20M I'd rather we spent the money on a couple of players with potential.

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I'd be a bit gutted to see him go to Marseille, not that YouTube is a great avenue for evaluating a player but at the release clause I think he'd be worth a punt on. If it's a case of him and another but Lukaku at 20M I'd rather we spent the money on a couple of players with potential.

Agree he does look to have something about him and he was at an affordable price for us.

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Agree he does look to have something about him and he was at an affordable price for us.

 

Within the Belgian pool of strikers, I will agree with Wilmots and say Divock Origi is better quality and much much better mentality than Batshuayi.

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The emergence of Origi at this world cup should be a lesson to anyone wanting to put all their eggs in the Lukaku basket. Origi was taken ahead of Batshuayi to this world cup and clearly deserved to be taken, not only that, his inclusion and subsequent replacement of the static and surly Lukaku has seen him grasp two wins for the Belgians.

 

I seen enough in those two games to conclude that this lad is going to be a top forward/striker. Foir me when I see Rom I see a player who will frustrate and amaze a team who buys him. His inconsistency is all down to his erratic touch and footballing ability.

 

When he is "on" he is confident, he wants the ball, he feels good - he doesn't fear the ball, he shows for his team mates. When he is off, he gets down, he fears the ball, he doesn't want it, he doesn't make runs, - you just can't have that. It is as simple as that, when Lukaku is on form he is a £40m player, when he isn't on form he should not be near a football pitch - that is the issue, the difference in his good games and poor games is too great.

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The emergence of Origi at this world cup should be a lesson to anyone wanting to put all their eggs in the Lukaku basket. Origi was taken ahead of Batshuayi to this world cup and clearly deserved to be taken, not only that, his inclusion and subsequent replacement of the static and surly Lukaku has seen him grasp two wins for the Belgians.

 

I seen enough in those two games to conclude that this lad is going to be a top forward/striker. Foir me when I see Rom I see a player who will frustrate and amaze a team who buys him. His inconsistency is all down to his erratic touch and footballing ability.

 

When he is "on" he is confident, he wants the ball, he feels good - he doesn't fear the ball, he shows for his team mates. When he is off, he gets down, he fears the ball, he doesn't want it, he doesn't make runs, - you just can't have that. It is as simple as that, when Lukaku is on form he is a £40m player, when he isn't on form he should not be near a football pitch - that is the issue, the difference in his good games and poor games is too great.

a decision of a player based of 2 x 30 minutes appearances in a World Cup against tired defences is enough to give you a better opinion over a successful youngster with 5 years of proven performances in league and international football?

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a decision of a player based of 2 x 30 minutes appearances in a World Cup against tired defences is enough to give you a better opinion over a successful youngster with 5 years of proven performances in league and international football?

 

Yes, I seen Rooney and it took 10 minutes to realise he was special, the same with Barkley, the same when I seen Suarez, Shearer.

 

He is a "footballer" - with tremendous athleticism. You don't need numerous games to see what a player has in their locker. He will be a very good footballer, absolutely no question at all.

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Yes, I seen Rooney and it took 10 minutes to realise he was special, the same with Barkley, the same when I seen Suarez, Shearer.

 

He is a "footballer" - with tremendous athleticism. You don't need numerous games to see what a player has in their locker. He will be a very good footballer, absolutely no question at all.

you need more than 60mins against tired defences... 1 goal in 21 apperances in Ligue one doesn't exactly fill me with awe, though I confess I have no idea how many of those appearances are last minute subs.

 

From what I saw, he has potential, there is no doubt. Insane acceleration, a cool head, a couple of good finishes. Went missing a bit too for the short time he was on the pitch.

 

The sign of a very good footballer for me is someone who is consistently very good. Its too early to say he will be, and too early to say he wont be, but we can say he certainly is very good potential. Just remember, Michael Branch looked really exciting too when he burst on to the scene. Jose Baxter was apparently highly regarded by his teammates. Im sure there are a multitude of other examples. Unless you consistently perform and fulfill your potential week in, week out, season after season, you're not considered a very good footballer in my eyes.

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you need more than 60mins against tired defences... 1 goal in 21 apperances in Ligue one doesn't exactly fill me with awe, though I confess I have no idea how many of those appearances are last minute subs.

 

From what I saw, he has potential, there is no doubt. Insane acceleration, a cool head, a couple of good finishes. Went missing a bit too for the short time he was on the pitch.

 

The sign of a very good footballer for me is someone who is consistently very good. Its too early to say he will be, and too early to say he wont be, but we can say he certainly is very good potential. Just remember, Michael Branch looked really exciting too when he burst on to the scene. Jose Baxter was apparently highly regarded by his teammates. Im sure there are a multitude of other examples. Unless you consistently perform and fulfill your potential week in, week out, season after season, you're not considered a very good footballer in my eyes.

 

Origi scored 5 goals in 30 games for Lille this season, in 1286 minutes. It's only in like the last 15 games that he got a starting spot and that is on the left wing, not as a centre forward.

 

Batshuayi is going to have to grow up fast if he's going to play for discipline-crazed Marcelo Bielsa btw.

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Origi scored 5 goals in 30 games for Lille this season, in 1286 minutes. It's only in like the last 15 games that he got a starting spot and that is on the left wing, not as a centre forward.

 

Batshuayi is going to have to grow up fast if he's going to play for discipline-crazed Marcelo Bielsa btw.

my bad, shouldve trusted more than just wiki :I surrender:

 

http://www.ligue1.com/joueur/origi-divock#bloc_buts&sai=82&com=D1&jou=66493

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I watched him for about 20 mins the other night and he didn't really stand out in any way, certainly not in the sense of being anything special. Far too early to judge him though, the WC makes great players look shit and shit players look great far too often.

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Origi about to join the shite

Strange signing.

 

How much for?

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why is it strange the lad look very good apparently one of the Belgium players said he's been awesome in training.

 

He's had two good games his league record isn't exactly prolific although he may have potential. They already have numerous options upfront and have just signed a striker when its there defence that needs sorting.. Need I go on?

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He's had two good games his league record isn't exactly prolific although he may have potential. They already have numerous options upfront and have just signed a striker when its there defence that needs sorting.. Need I go on?

i don't know what there numerous options are they only have sturridge Suarez might be off/suspended ?

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