Brendan Galloway Loan Deal Is Being Held Up


At the beginning of the week it looked like Brendan Galloway could be signed on Tuesday on loan for the season and still have enough training with the squad to be able to be in contention for the game on Saturday at home to Huddersfield.

But we have heard very little about the deal over the last two days with the Chronicle reporting the deal could be tied up until next week.

It looks like after Everton sold John Stones to Manchester City for a completely ridiculous £47.5M they then signed Swansea City 31 year-old center-back Ashley Williams, but paid out £12M for him – an excellent deal for the south Wales club.

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Brendan Galloway – coming on loan – we hope

£12M for a player who turns 32 later this month – the Premier League clubs are going bonkers this summer with paying out too much money for players.

Then Everton were after 27 year-old Lamine Kone, the Sunderland center-back signed from Lorient only last January for around £5M, and he was on the verge of joining Everton for a big fee, said to be around £18M.

A £13M profit in seven months – a good deal if you can get it.

But that potential move has stalled and not surprisingly the Sunderland fans want him to stay, but apparently Sunderland have not followed through on a new contract offer, after his excellent form last season which helped save the Black Cats.

So it looks like the Galloway deal has been put on hold until Everton can either sign Kone or bring in at least one new defender.

Everton are not in particularly good shape with new boss Ronald Koeman saying today they are only 70% ready for the season kickoff on Saturday – when they are at home to Tottenham.

That could be pure bluster, but Koeman seems to be worried about the fitness of his players.

And with Seamus Coleman injured he seems to want to keep Brendan Galloway until he is certain there are enough defenders at the club for cover.

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76 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m not against bringing Galloway in but I worry about bringing too many young’uns into the lineup. I would go with Anita at RB and Gamez at LB to start against Huddersfield. Good, experienced players.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Doesn’t really make any sense. Galloway is a left back and Kone is a central defender.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #3

    They’ve got Baines Garbutt and Oviedo.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #4

    All left backs.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Give Mbabu a chance

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  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Great battling performance from GB rugby sevens to beat South Africa.

    Gold medal coming up against Fiji hopefully.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib…… Did you say you played rugby at a decent level?

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  • Graeme

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #8
  • beermonkey

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #9

    jazzy

    hasnt mbabu gone out on loan??

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  • Jib

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #10

    bettyswallocks // Aug 11, 2016 at 7:26 PM
    Jib…… Did you say you played rugby at a decent level?
    Many moons ago

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  • BeeGuy

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #11

    How come I knew this “signed, sealed and all but delivered deal” would go sour?

    I’d give Gamez and Mbabu a chance first, and see how Haidera does when he comes back.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #12

    -I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Don’t think we will get anymore players in.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #14

    -I changed my iPod’s name to Titanic. It’s syncing now.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Jib ….. Did you watch the sevens?

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  • Jib

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #16

    beermonkey
    Maybe you are thinking of Ivan Toney who went to Shrewsbury earlier this week

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  • Jib

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Betty
    No
    We have house guests at the mo’ .
    The only Olympics I have seen was the diving last night

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  • Jib

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Or did you mean the Singha prem final on ITV which I’ll watch later on catchup so don’t spoil it !

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  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib…….. Final tonight at 11.00pm uk time.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Beermonkey

    Evening mate.
    If he has then that was done quiet.Would give the lad a chance to shine mate if I’m honest. Its just a shame he seems injury prone like Hadaira. Otherwise maybe we could sort the mess out at left back

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  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #21

    It’s on bbc one at 11pm. Not to be missed. We have a real chance of gold.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Sky confirmed Thauvins move – is this old news . Anyway deal is done.
    Newcastle have confirmed that Florian Thauvin has completed a season-long loan move to Marseille.
    The French club also have an obligation to make the move permanent for the 23-year-old at the end of the season.
    Thauvin joined Newcastle last summer but failed to make an impact at St James’ Park before heading back to Ligue 1 in January.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #23

    jazzy

    how r u

    i read it on here
    maybe som1 can confirm or deny if mbabu has gone out onloan

    jib have u a link with this info on it

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  • Jib

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #24

    beermonkey

    The only time Kevin has been on loan was to Rangers feb/2/2015 to June/1/2015
    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/kevin-mbabu/profil/spieler/183321

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Beermonkey

    Good at moment thank you… Yourself ??

    Lochinvar

    Marseille have at last officially announced both Cabella and Thauvin. Two off the books and hopefully another two in.
    This Insigne bid seems a bit far fetched even by Rafa standards. I see Bony is available as well from City

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #26

    SELL SISUCKO OR A SWAP FOR INSIGNE

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 11, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #28

    Cant see Insigne coming to us that must be rubbish!!

    Also just to set expectations before we get a million posts on Saturday asking about links (and so i cant wind people up to the point of suicide) THERE WILL BE NO LINKS FOR THE GAME ON SATURDAY AS NOBODY IN THE WORLD IS SHOWING THE GAME LIVE!!!!!

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 11, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #29

    So with that being said can i ask a blogger from this board to do everyone a great favour and Periscope the game (taking a large battery back up).

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #30

    clinath,
    Sorry, had to head out. I am perfectly happy with a 4231. People complain about it being defensive, but a formation can be anything. It is the system, style and mentality that do that.

    At NUFC we have had people who use a 4231 more like a 451.Which is why to gets such a bad rap on here. It can also be used as a 424, a 433 and be very offensive, whilst still offering cover and enabling high pressure points.

    I think the issue is without Mitro, we don’t have anyone capable of playing as the ‘1’, given the rest of the squad. If we had more guile, then Gayle and Perez could. We don’t though, and Rafa’s transfers haven’t altered that.

    Given our availability for the weekend, I’d stick with 4231, but in possession it is a 424. The 4 attacking being from Perez, Arma, Aarons, Gayle and Ritchie. Benitez, historically, loves a deep playmaker, I think that was the role Colback was assigned last week. He can’t do it. I think to fit this division and the squad he will sacrifice that for Diame’s athleticism and power, particularly whilst Mitro is out, and given the options.

    Too much attention is put on formations, rather than how the game is played within them.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Jazzy,
    Mbabu isn’t a left back. Dummet was the best left back ever after a couple of games. So was Huntington. So was Edgar.

    I made exactly the same point when Dummet first broke through and he was getting praised left, right and centre.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #32

    clinath,
    To put it better, we have had people at NUFC who use a 4231 because it is/was fashionable. Not because they knew how to use it.

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #33

    The time it’s taking to get the squad finalised and then bedded in to Rafa’s tactics is a bit of a concern for a side and club that can little afford a slow start. It’s likely gonna take ten games, and might well leave us at a disadvantage, particularly with the weight of expectation on this season. Lot of pressure, and we’ve seen all too often how poorly the players can be affected by it. Rafa is no doubt privately still seething at Mitrovic, who appears to be being sorely missed.

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  • simon376

    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #34

    I’m no expert, but when saying no chance of a link for Saturday as not being shown live anywhere, there is a highlights show on channel 5, so it has to be filmed so they can pick what bits to show, so might be a link somewhere

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Jimmy,
    Yeah, the fact that we are sill talking another few players is a worry. I think Rafa will be seething about Mitro, but I also think he probably has to take some blame there. Mitro isn’t dirty per sé, but he is over enthusiastic and eager. Mitro had been left out for Cisse, despite having done a good job. He was over eager to make his mark, and he made it in a positive way and a negative way against Spurs. He will be crucial this year (signings dependant) and Rafa’s man management of him will be a huge part of how we do this year.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Really want Fiji to win this. Never won a medal at the olympics before. I was in Fiji during the last world cup. Wonderful place, wonderful people

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #37

    This group isn’t as good as the one that went down and that’s a bit of a worry too. You have to spend money to stand still. That’s never been truer than now, with the game awash with cash, and currently we are running a surplus.

    We’ve lost Townsend, Widjnaldum, Cisse, Collocini, Taylor and apparently Tiote and Sissoko, and replaced them with Ritchie, Hayden, Gayle, Diame, Gamez, Clark and Hanley, not bad players, and perhaps giving the squad more balance, but all in all not by any means better, and of course it’s not just this season that we are concerned with, and we won’t have the spending clout of established epl sides should we go back. The unavoidable result of relegation perhaps, but a large problem nonetheless.

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  • Blofal

    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #38

    When we bring in Galloway I am 100% sure Rafa will sell Haidara.

    His plan quite obviously is to have 2 specialised players in every position but he is also clearing out injury prone and non first team players.

    Whilst I can see the potential in Haidara he is constantly injured. Rafa would much rather have Galloway and Dummett competing and send Haidara back to League 1.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Lilo, I agree with your take on Mitrovic and Rafa’s handling of him and Cisse. Got it wrong in my view. And I see we could have taken Kone for next to nothing – on loan at least – in January. But Charnley didn’t have the wherewithal to make it happen. How is this serial failure still in the job?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Considering Jamie Sterry had a very good pre season it should be him and Galloway, sell dummett and Haidara.

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