Everton Interested In Newcastle Target

NEC Nijmegen defender Jonas Olsson would be interested in making a move to Everton, after being linked with the Premier League club a day or two ago.


Jonas Olsson -interested in a move to Everton

The Swedish center-back has played extremely well in the Eredivisie this season, and in both January and March this year, there were reports in Sweden that Newcastle were interested in the player.

Olsson was also linked with a transfer to Middlesbrough and has just one year remaining on his contract.

Olsson seems set on moving to the English Premier league this summer, as he told Helsingborgs Dagblad:

“I know that they (Everton) have been to watch me,”

“The Premier League is something I have dreamt about since I was a child. Everton would be a fantastic club to join.”

“I feel I have developed everything in Holland. The physical side of my game has improved as well as when I am in possession.”

“It would be nice for Nijmegen to get a decent fee for me after spending three years here.”

Olsson has played 88 times for NEC Nijmegen and scored 4 times, but while he played 19 times for the Swedish Under-21 team, he has yet to play for the full Swedish side.

Jonas turned 25 years old in March and stands 6’4″ tall.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • cooldj

    May 23, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    wall virginity

  • t-g-w

    May 23, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Wow you must be pleased

  • cooldj

    May 23, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #3


  • Eric

    May 23, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Possibly a welcome addition and seems an imposing figure at 6’4″. However he will choose Everton for the European football. If he does not want NUFC then stuff him. With us it has got to be NUFC first choice or no choice.

  • The Entertainers

    May 23, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Not sure on this one, was’nt Rozenthal one of the better defenders in France?

  • John

    May 23, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #6

    could’nt be that good if he’s 25 and still does’nt have a cap for sweden.

    I think i would prefer stephen Carr back

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 23, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #7

    hes shit, font want him

  • PaulRutter39

    May 23, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #8

    Hey I see Owen is going to miss the England Games !! He has a virus !!

  • aaron d

    May 23, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #9

    NEC Nijmegen hardly a great side, would have thought he would be playing for a better club if hes any good considering hes 25.
    Can any one see us buying any one till our chairman situtation is solved.

  • clinta

    May 23, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #10

    looks a bit scared leading the defence in that pic ed?

    could he handle the pressure @ st james’ and the pl?

  • phoonCK

    May 23, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #11

    OWEN OUT FOR ENGLAND (out-0f-topic)

    Michael Owen is expected to miss England’s two friendlies next week after coming down with a virus, the Football Association announced today.

    The Newcastle striker was unable to report for England duty this morning and is set to miss both matches against the USA on Wednesday and Trinidad and Tobago the following Sunday.

    Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas is also out of the squad with an ankle problem.

    The players involved in the Champions League will report for duty tomorrow, and David Beckham on Sunday after his match for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

    All the other members of Fabio Capello’s squad have reported for duty and started training today.

    Jenas did turn up but after his ankle problem was examined by England medical staff he was sent home.

    Owen’s absence will hand a chance to several England hopefuls to make a name for themselves – Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, West Ham’s Dean Ashton, Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor and Portsmouth’s Jermain Defoe are all in the squad as well as England regulars Wayne Rooney and Peter Crouch.

    England are playing the USA at Wembley before travelling to the West Indies to face World Cup 2006 opponents Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain.

    A statement said: ‘Ahead of England’s friendlies against USA and Trinidad and Tobago, the England squad has seen two changes.

    ‘Michael Owen was unable to report due to an infectious virus and is expected to be out for both games, while Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas reported with an ankle injury and has returned home.

    ‘The nine players from Manchester United and Chelsea who were involved in the Champions League final in Moscow on Wednesday evening, will report for England on Saturday.

    ‘David Beckham will report on Sunday, after LA Galaxy’s game with Kansas City on Saturday.’

  • clinta

    May 23, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #12

    ‘first choice or no choice..?’ we wouldn’t get anyone in then! most toon fans prefer drinking beer and watching the footy not bloody running around!


    May 23, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Everton can have him,we need top class centre back e.g bruno alves,kompany etc.I know im dreaming on this one fellas. 🙂

  • ToonKing

    May 23, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #14

    this guys fairly decent. good squad player

  • TomPoon

    May 23, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #15

    we want better than this.

    Hope Everton get him

  • Dondatta13

    May 23, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Just saw this …


    Yeah i know its TriBULLL website but has quotes from McCarthy …

    IF this is true its shocking!

  • Leo

    May 24, 2008 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #17

    everton can have him, he isnt exactly a well known defender, but everton are good at this, getting unknown players making them good known players.


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