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I don't know about this one. A few years back he actually failed at a mid-table side in the Belgian league, but I guess he has come good.

 

You never know what was on his mind back then.

 

BTW i did a little research. it was hard enough as it was, being the most expensive signing ever in the history of the club (Waregem) on his 21 in a completly strange country.

 

His stats, since Rapid Wien, are very impressive.

 

Rapid Wien: 95 games, 43 goals, 17 assists and average a goal per 139 minutes played

 

And even better for Rangers:

24 games, 15 goals, 7 assists and average a goal per 122 minutes

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Nikica Jelavic vs. Kevin Doyle;

 

Jelavic: 30 goals in 45 appearances

Doyle: 16 goals in 79 appearances

 

Jelavic is 26 whilst Kevin Doyle is two years older at 28. At his former club Jelavic managed to score an impressive 25 goals in 70 appearances (Rapid Vienna) whilst Doyle scored 55 goals in 155 appearances (Reading) which is a worse return. Although I think that Kevin Doyle would be a good signing I would much rather see us capture Nikica.

 

I think it's already been posted but just in case it hasn't here is the Sky Sports link about him (http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11671/7464428/Everton-in-bid-for-Jelavic)

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See alot of Jelavic up here. Good player but not on great form this season. Signed for 4m from Vienna after taking the huff and dug his heels in to get the transfer to Ibrox. I go on the rangers forum FollowFollow & its great for upto date news.

 

Missed last game with "sickness" but everyone knows hes gonna leave before tuesday. West Ham supposedly bid £7m but it was actually meant to be £5m with piquionne added in which was rejected by Rangers. With the £50m tax case ruling expected soon Rangers really are in dire needs so nearer it gets to Tuesday I can see the price dropping. Rangers fans are expecting 7-10 million for him but I would imagine he could get picked up for under £6m

 

Good targetman with good skills. Good age aswell so would reckon he could improve over time.

 

All in all I really would reckon a decent buy if can get cheap.

 

Heres the link for the followfollow thread http://forum.followfollow.com/showthread.php?t=833822

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Just saw this on twitter, sorry if already posted - not sure who the agent is who tweets but he seems bang on with most stuff

 

AgentScotland

Everton have had a £6m bid for Nikica Jelavic accepted, £3.5m up front with the rest in installments (could rise to £7.5m on future success)

 

(Just taken from rangers forum)

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He is better than average but certainly not amazing. A dangerous player who can play upfront himself but tends to play better with someone alongside him. Has a decent goal ratio but he does take all the penalties which account for a fair few. Last season he was very dangerous but this year he has looked in a huff and maybe not been as prolific as before.

 

I still think for a proven goalscorer, International with European football experiance that if the deal is £3.5 and the rest add ons then that is a steal considering most Rangers fans are expecting 8-10m even though they are slightly biased

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I would be more than happy with this. I didn't think The Saint and the board would release this sort of cash though. If they manage to get him and maybe another defender or creative player , a lot of fans (including myself) would consider themselves "shut up".

 

It'll be the Bily money ;)

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Seems a bit of a strange one to me. I see the chatter that West Ham maybe didn't really offer the full 7 million, but I struggle to see how we could match or exceed whatever they can offer. Also seems like a big bag of coins for an SPL striker. I don't think many Evertonians will be complaining about any striker coming in for real money though. Seems like he would at least give us a real right footed option on free kicks around the area and he clearly knows where the goal is. This will at least keep me glued to the transfer rumours for the next 48 hours

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ive only seen this guy play a few times and he had me laughing that he was even playing in the SPL, big no thanks from me, would rather not spend the money.

 

We're in a relegation battle if we don't find a striker who's going to bag us 10 goals between now and may. We're creating chances and not giving that many away and look where we are in the league and who we've got left to play. I think Jelavic will score in the EPL.

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Beckford, Bilyaletdinov and Yakubu sold for Gibson and Jelavic

 

Bilyaletdinov is the only one that I am going to miss. Beckford looked sharp in his first season and although I would have liked to have kept him longer I think it was the correct decision to let him go, he's only bagged 2 goals for Leicester which isn't good considering they are in the tier below and although Yakubu has found some form at Blackburn I'm sure that he will dry up.

 

Gibson looks like a decent midfielder and Jelavic obviously knows where the goal is.

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We're in a relegation battle if we don't find a striker who's going to bag us 10 goals between now and may. We're creating chances and not giving that many away and look where we are in the league and who we've got left to play. I think Jelavic will score in the EPL.

were not in a relegation battle and we wont be come the end of the season. were in a midtable obscurity battle. id rather give the youth a chance than blow our budget on this guy.

 

edit: we should never have sold Beckford.

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If we dont start scoring goals on a more frequent baisis we will be in a relegation dogfight.

 

Cool story bro.

 

goals there if anyone is interested..

 

I would sign him just for that one at 00:45. That was some finish from the lad.

 

Does anyone know what time the club works within? I mean, the transfer window is open 24 hours a day but surely Moyes has to go home and everything so he can't be doing transfers all day every day. I've been spending the best part of tonight looking for Jelavic news to see if his signed but is it a good possibility that serious talks will only begin tomorrow? 11:00 might be past Davey's bedtime.

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were not in a relegation battle and we wont be come the end of the season. were in a midtable obscurity battle. id rather give the youth a chance than blow our budget on this guy.

 

edit: we should never have sold Beckford.

 

I wish I was as sure as you - just being realistic. We've conceded about same as Chelsea and spurs (1or2 more) but scored less than Blackburn or Bolton - what does that tell you? We've played the 3 promoted teams and most of the strugglers at home and we're still where we are... no team is too good to go down just ask Newcastle fans.

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I wish I was as sure as you - just being realistic. We've conceded about same as Chelsea and spurs (1or2 more) but scored less than Blackburn or Bolton - what does that tell you? We've played the 3 promoted teams and most of the strugglers at home and we're still where we are... no team is too good to go down just ask Newcastle fans.

that were scoring less than those below us but were conceding less than them too - mid table finish. There are too many poor teams who cant scrape points together like we can.

 

Dont get me wrong, its nowhere near good enough but nowhere near relegation either. 8 points off the zone, no worries, we should be looking look 8 points, to 8th - 1 behind the Kopites. Tight league but we usually pick up in the 2nd half of the season, keep the faith C :)

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http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/298908/Everton-move-closer-to-signing-Jelavic?

 

 

 

EVERTON are increasingly hopeful of clinching a deal for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic after David Moyes moved to bolster his forward line.

 

 

An initial bid was lodged yesterday using the proceeds of Diniyar Bilyaletdinov’s £5million move to Spartak Moscow, but Everton are likely to go to about £6m including add-ons.

 

Jelavic, 26, has told Rangers’ boss Ally McCoist he wants to move to Goodison Park and solve Moyes’ painstaking search for reinforcements that has seen him check on the likes of Wolves’ Kevin Doyle.

 

PSG striker Guillaume Hoarau could also join on loan, while Moyes has a £400,000 deal lined up for AEK Athens defender Kostas Manolas.

 

If the bottom of the article comes off, this would be our most active Jan transfer window for a fair few years.

 

Jelavic, Hoarau, Manolas, Gibson, Donovan...?

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Id rather try and get Landon and sign Drenthe than get this guy. Anyway, it will be like Gibson - not happy with it but once hes in a blue shirt i'll support him.

 

Will feel sorry for Vellios and Denis though, means they drop down the pecking order.

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Any player that demands to come and play for Everton gets a big thumbs up for me. I do honestly believe that when he comes to us he will play like a whippet and prove to everyone what he can do in the big leagues, I'm excited and I'll be even more excited if we snatch Hoarou on loan from PSG (which I do believe could happen). I don't know a lot about the AEK defender Manolas but I'd welcome another centre-back for a small fee, whilst Duffy has proved he can play in the Premiership he is still young so another loan spell will do him no harm.

 

This might actually be the first January where I am happy with what we have done - 5 signings is unbelievable for a club like us.

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The only player we have been linked with this window who is any good, dont no why we dont go in for zaha bolton are a joke of a club and other than a few more million they might have why not rival them for him surely even he would come to us over them. yes we have no money but surely enough for a cheeky bid even rodellega someone who can actually control the ball and shoot take not saha, didnt think we would ever have someone with less go in them than the yak but i was wrong.

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The only player we have been linked with this window who is any good, dont no why we dont go in for zaha bolton are a joke of a club and other than a few more million they might have why not rival them for him surely even he would come to us over them. yes we have no money but surely enough for a cheeky bid even rodellega someone who can actually control the ball and shoot take not saha, didnt think we would ever have someone with less go in them than the yak but i was wrong.

 

Nope.

 

Zaha is nowhere near as good as both Jelavic and Hoarou and for £5,000,000 we could have much better players. His transfer fee would use up all of the Billy money which is something that I would be furious about, the one time we get millions and we look into the lower leagues. I'm happy this January because we are actually linked with players who have class.

 

Not to mention the fact that he sounds like Saha so will probably be lazy... and his goal-scoring record is poor, even for a winger/second striker (66 games with 3 goals).

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I don't know a lot about the AEK defender Manolas but I'd welcome another centre-back for a small fee, whilst Duffy has proved he can play in the Premiership he is still young so another loan spell will do him no harm.

 

Zoo, Manolas is the same age as Duffy, so i'd be suprised if he came in ahead of Duffman. I think its with the view to making them our CB pairing for the future. Distin won't be here next year (i don't think), Heitinga possibly not, so that'll leave us with Jags and Duffman, then add in Manolas as third choice?

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