Everton Want Smith For £3M Today


News coming through that Everton manager David Moyes wants to push through a £3M move for Newcastle United’s striker Alan Smith.

Alan Smith – on his way to Everton if he can agree terms


Everton hope to complete the signing of Newcastle striker Alan Smith before midnight tonight, and apparently Smith is expected at Goodison Park this morning for a medical, after Newcastle agreed to let the former Leeds and Manchester United player leave for £3M.

Everton and Smith still have to agree terms and we think Smith was on around £60K/week at Newcastle, so that’s a potential barrier, although it’s hard to think he would travel to Goodison for the medical, if he hadn’t some assurance that what the Merseyside club would offer, would be acceptable to him.

Yet he may have to accept a cut in his wages in order to move on and get more games.

This is a good move for Newcastle, because we couldn’t see how Alan was going to get a game this season, and it will be a good move for Smith too, because he’s a much better player than the form he’s shown over the last year at the club. So a move is good for both parties, and we think he can perform well for Everton too.

But this is another senior player out of the door at the club, for half the price we paid for him a short 12 months ago from Manchester United, and now we’ve recently lost Faye, Milner and Smith who are unexpected departures this summer. We would have liked to have kept Faye and Milner.

Keegan has now moved out the following senior players this summer:

Carr, Diatta, Ramage, Faye, Emre, Milner, Rozehnal and now Smith

That’s eight players out and only four brought in so far.

We also think Newcastle would like to move out Shola Ameobi to Ipswich Town before tomorrow evening too, and would probably even take a reduced price for him, when push comes to shove at around 10pm tomorrow night, to get Shola out of the door.

But we should now be bringing in four or five players before midnight tonight to keep our squad decent in terms of quantity, although the quality is no doubt much improved over last year.

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56 comments so far

  • GEORDIE69

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Less than 24hours to go then bed time for me!

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  • Joseph

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #2

    3 million, not bad for smith I would have taken 1-2 million. Has moyes lost it?

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  • shaunaldinio

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #3

    money + smith for mikel arteta :p if only

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #4

    £3mil?!?!?!

    D A Y L I G H T R O B B E R Y

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  • Spyro

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #5

    YES! PLEASE I BEG YOU! EVERTON TAKE HIM! PLEASE!

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  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Smith Out

    Xisco…younger, taller better record than SMith In.

    Good Business.

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  • Big Si

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Send his Taxi bill my way, in fact I’ll carry him on my back to Liverpool.

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  • scott9

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #8

    it wud be gud if we cud get skelberg gonzalez xisco a left back and a centre back but i really dount that will happen in one day haha

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  • Lord of light

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Smith 3m there maybe some truth in this Deportivo have a young striker that we are intrested in no nothing about him but suppose to be promising according to there fans

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  • TOONADDICT

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #10

    i think he is a whole load of shite and hes the only striker i no who doesnt score goals so give him to everton for 3 million id be happy to let him go for free and i think kev will sign 3 players before the deadline

    1. Gonzales
    2. Warnock
    3. Saviola

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  • Shola Ameobi

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Haha, anybody seen this yet?

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/article1630069.ece

    Players ratings from saturday. All 0’s apparently.

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  • ourman

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #12

    It’s a reflection of just how awful Smith is that we have the thinnest squad in living memory and yet most people still feel we’d be better off without him.

    Everytime he comes on the pitch his affect is entirely negative. He breaks up our own attacks and gives away free kicks in dangeerous positions.

    An awful midfielder and an even worse striker.

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  • ERIC CRAMMY MAG

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #13

    quick sign before he changes his mind ,

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #14

    Please! Please! Please! hope he goes! injured or not!! strange how most players we want rid of end up with injuries before the window closes then recover very quickly!!! strange????

    REALLY HOPE WE GET SOME QUALITY!

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #15

    Smith SELL SELL SELL

    Shola SELL SELL SELL

    Ashley BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY !!!!!!!!!

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  • hadrian

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #16

    only a 3 mill loss ,
    not as much as mike’s latest hit at the roullete table

    http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1050949/Has-lucky-No17-cost-high-rolling-soccer-boss-5million.html

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  • brutooooon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #17

    even if we gave it on free transfer i think getting rid of smith is a good thing……

    like i said before
    he can’t shoot
    he can’t do headers
    he can’t hold the ball
    he only hold the ball couple of times in a match
    he can tackle but still not good enough

    but the most important thing…

    when we put him in the bench, we start winning matches

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  • TOONessee

    Sep 1, 2008 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #18

    SEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Trust KK

    Sep 1, 2008 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #19

    An0ther player Keegan couldn’t afford to lose sold for more than he’s worth. You’ve got to hand it to the man, he’s a flippin genius.

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  • dubsea

    Sep 1, 2008 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #20

    moyes is really panic buying at the minute…bye bye smithy

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 1, 2008 at 2:22 AM

    Comment #21

    So will it be BUY BUY Ashley or bye bye Ashley, 24 hours that will shape our season………..

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  • clinta

    Sep 1, 2008 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #22

    done deal!!! yes’ £3m is a little less than hoped, but let’s be honest we paid over the odds for him and put him on too big a wage deal in the first place.

    i think selling him nows the best out come, think of the money we’ll save on his wages alone this year, paying another player 60k a week who never plays?

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  • neeraj

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:19 AM

    Comment #23

    thank you

    david moyes
    we love you, you surely would be cheered when u come to SJP

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  • Tripp

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:37 AM

    Comment #24

    Good business. It’s just nice to get out from under the 65K/wk. We were paying him 3.4M in wages. That’s funds we can spend elsewhere or bank until january. We’ll probably be active this time around in the winter window.

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  • neeraj

    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:53 AM

    Comment #25

    this photo of smith suggest that he has scored for newcastle

    when did that happen??????
    or just trick photography to convince moyes

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  • Hertz

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:01 AM

    Comment #26

    Neeraj-
    Yes this pic was taken when he scored. Ya his only goal for nufc.
    But wait, it was a friendly match and a debut goal!
    Not bad shall we say?

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  • wsq

    Sep 1, 2008 at 4:23 AM

    Comment #27

    Smith can play but not against the best defenders in the premiership.

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  • Wezside

    Sep 1, 2008 at 5:23 AM

    Comment #28

    [stares at the 3m in notes] ohhhhh if you’re gonna FORCE this transfer on us [trying to sound apprehensive]…. OK!!! [snatches money before Everton can change their mind]

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  • Archie Brand

    Sep 1, 2008 at 5:30 AM

    Comment #29

    One good thing about the Arsenal game – it remindded us all just how bad Ameobi is.

    I cant understand why Keegan would put someone like “2 touch” on the park when he has keen youngsters in the bench.

    Wouldn’t 3 – 0 down againsst Arsenal have been an ideal opportunity to try out one of our 12 year old strikers?

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  • sony.tw

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:24 AM

    Comment #30

    i bet he will revive there.

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  • Ericles

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #31

    Yes, yes, yes – grab Smith quick – now, now, now!!

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  • mcget

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #32

    shola is not leaving.

    he was in b&q yesterday…

    he is decorating…hence not leaving! he was buying patio stain!

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  • ToonEskimo

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #33

    If Smith goes I agree with Neeraj, Moyes to get a standing ovation when he shows up at SJP.

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  • Oleg G

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #34

    A personla messege to Everton-

    Smith is the best player in the Squad, and we will be so sad if he leaves…

    But, if u want him so much, we can’t stop you.

    Did I say he is really good and you should defenetly TAKE HIM (!!!) ?

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  • ToonEskimo

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #35

    mcget….did you see Shola move or was he standing still the whole time????????

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  • Gooderz

    Sep 1, 2008 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #36

    Mike Ashley’s getting some knocks in the papers isn’t he?

    He has been criticised for downing a pint at Saturday’s game and I can’t think of a good reason why?

    Is he meant to be drinking some sort of nectar?

    Are we missing out on players because of the cost of a pint at the Emirates?

    Is this style of drinking considered reckless and setting such a bad example that he should be banned from attending any football match so it doesn’t encourage kids?

    Clearly the close of the transfer window isn’t exciting enough for them so they’re starting their miscellaneous rubbish early.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #37

    Good deal for us,Smith will come good though just needs a kick up the Arse : )

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  • Ian

    Sep 1, 2008 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #38

    We shouldnt sell Smith for £3m.

    Once Xisco is in we should drop Smith in to the reserves as a striker unil he scores again, then we can either sell him in the January window for more money if we want to, or if we are really unlucky with our small squad we may have him playing in any position where he is needed.

    Smith is a fit reliable player and if we are going to discount any players it should be Shola and Carroll who are being counted as strikers.

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  • 3 million is a good deal.

    Sell him and we can get more decent players like Kevin Doyle, Stephen Warnock, Barnetta etc.

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  • happy toon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #40

    SOMEONE PACK HIS BAGS QUICK. WHAT KIND OF STRIKER DOESN’T SCORE GOALS? DEFENDERS HAVE SCORED MORE THAN HIM, SOME GOAL KEEPERS HAVE ALSO SCORED MORE. BYE BYE SMITH.

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