Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Everton : Ready to sell AJ for Moutinho...

The sale of Andy Johnson for a whopping sum - which could inflate as high as £13m - could open the way for a fresh Joao Moutinho bid from Everton; with only one experienced striker in the Toffees squad, is this a gamble worth taking?Johnson, a tireless runner and a solid part of the Everton squad, was always going to suffer as soon as Yakubu signed, especially as Moyes’ formation of choice is 4-5-1, and Tim Cahill is back on the fitness trail.
The Guardian’s Andy Hunter reports that:

“Everton will return to Sporting Lisbon with a club-record £15m offer for Joao Moutinho, having agreed to sell Andy Johnson to Fulham for a fee that could ultimately rise to £13m.”

If they do eventually bag Moutinho with the help of the AJ dosh, will this prove to be a good sale by Moyes - especially for 13 million quid.

Will it be worth deal for Moyes. Absolutely, Moutinho is one part of three that Everton really need to be a decent contender. In todays game midfield is a top priority and two shrewd acquistions by Moyes will propel Everton were they should be. I don’t think Everton are anywere near skint but are being smart in their approach. AJ was a tireless player for us but not quite the calliber of fininsher like Yakubu. With Cahill full strength in support Everton will crack the top four this year.

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