Everton After Kevin Nolan – No Chance!

There’s a bit of an absurd story making the rounds today – that Everton are being linked with a summer move for Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, if they lose the services of  South African Steven Pienaar.

Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan – Everton interested

It’s not absurd that Everton could be interested, because Kevin is playing his best football ever at Newcastle, but it’s a little daft to think Everton have any chance of signing the 28 year-old Newcastle captain.

The South African looks like he wants to leave Everton and  become a free agent next summer, and be able to negotiate a plum new contract with another club, and if that happens the news is that Goodison boss David Moyes could go after Newcastle’s Kevin Nolan.

Nolan has been a huge success on Tyneside over the last 21 months, and was just brilliant least season in the second division of English football, and not surprisingly was voted the Championship player of the year.

Kevin scored 18 goals last season, but he’s also shown he can score goals at the highest levels, with 7 goals so far this season, and is top goalscorer this season at Newcastle – so far.

Nolan was signed by Joe Kinnear, when he was manager of  Newcastle, in January of 2009 and cost a low £4M from Bolton, and that’s now looking like another bargain basement deal for the Tyneside club.

But Kevin is going nowhere, and from his comments of the last year or so, he doesn’t want to leave Newcastle, and he’s also been a  huge help to current manager Chris Hughton on Tyneside and has become the real leader of the club, and has talked often about getting the famous Newcastle back into Europe,  just as soon as possible.

As (and if) Newcastle continue to do well this season,  we have to expect other clubs becoming interested in some of our players, so that’s a good sign the team is doing very well, and being in 7th position will see us in the Europa Cup next season, if we can hold that position by the end of the season.

But we’d be very happy just to survive in our first season back with the big boys, and we’ll  hardly get carried away with things – well not too  much anyway. 😀

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • G

    Nov 4, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #1

    I don’t think there is a word of truth in any of these rumours. I don’t think Moyes would be looking at him, or he would be likely to leave. I know everybody says he is past his best, but look at the statistics on opta, and you can see he is our most productive midfielder. The press must be desperate for news today?

  • Newutd

    Nov 4, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Yeah, couse Pienaar and Nolan are the same type of players, aye press?

    Anyway, bit afraid of what Nolan would say to a switch to his hometown and Everton..could be that he wants to end his career there or sumthin. Obviously don’t hope so though…

  • toonsy

    Nov 4, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Source: Clubcall.

    Enough said…..

  • Sav

    Nov 4, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Everyone has a price, Nolan’s would have been a lot less 12 months ago. Doubt if Neverton would reach it now, and frankly, why would he want to?
    but as Toons points out, its only ClubCall.

  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 4, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #5

    To be honest it is one of my main worries, at the moment we have a squad that is looking very very good in terms of performances, that will naturally attract attention and other clubs will naturally be interested in some of our players and if they match the NUFC asking price and offer up big enough personal deals for the players then I can see it will be hard to hang onto some of our gems.

    Is MA going to raise the pay ceiling if we finish well this season is he prepared to re negotiate improved contracts to keep the quality in the squad as it’s a guarantee that other clubs will be prepared to offer up top personal packages in order to entice the players away.

    Manure are paying £240,000 (speculation) a week to keep Rooney, and MA will find his imposed wage cap severely strained when trying to hold onto the squad.

    When you take into consideration that a player’s career is relatively short and they have to make the most of it, to be on 30,000 a wk at NUFC and to be offered 60 80 or more a week by another club I think they would be fools to turn it down, regardless of loyalty to the club.

    Harps is unique he is a Geordie and NUFC is all he ever wanted to play for, gone are the days of one club players ad we have to be ready for when other clubs come calling.A

  • toonsy

    Nov 4, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Harper is not a Geordie. He is from a Sunderland area and supported Liverpool as a boy…..

  • ganiyu

    Nov 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Sell him

  • Sav

    Nov 4, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #8

    The opportunity to ‘balance the books’ with tiote would worry me more.

  • roe997

    Nov 4, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #9

    harper is from easington/durham,and nt sunderland.

  • toonsy

    Nov 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #10

    roe997 – Easington, which is traditionally a Sunderland supporting area, that is closer to Sunderland than Newcastle. He also used to play for Seaham, which is where we signed him from, which is also a Mackem area.

  • leedodd

    Nov 4, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Kev Nolan is To Loyal to The Newcastle Fans Now !!! He wont be Everton Captain – Not Like at Newcastle !!!!!!!!!!!!


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