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Captain Ahmed

14. Fikayo Tomori

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22 hours ago, Jason said:

 

When I see this, all I can think of is why the hell did so many footballers go to Greece and get so close to so many people. Then why the hell does Puli look so old. Seriously, if he was African people would be asking for a birth certificate. 

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Transfer news tracker: Everton near loan deal for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori

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September 8, 2020

Everton are closing in on a deal to sign Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori on loan, report Patrick Boyland and Simon Johnson.

Tomori has been on Everton’s radar since last summer, when he came close to joining in a similar deal. On that occasion, the move was scuppered by David Luiz’s switch to Arsenal, but now they finally appear set to get their man.

Talks are progressing well between the two sides, and have accelerated after the toe injury to Mason Holgate in Everton’s 2-0 pre-season win over Preston on Saturday. Holgate, who left Goodison on crutches after the game, underwent tests over the weekend. Although an exact timeframe has yet to be specified, The Athletic understands he is likely to face an extended spell on the sidelines, missing the start of the season.

As reported by The Athletic last month, Rennes are among a host of other clubs interested in signing Tomori. However, one of clubs linked, Newcastle, is not one of them. Chelsea also considered offering the centre back on loan as part of negotiations with West Ham over Declan Rice, but nothing came of it.

Tomori made 18 starts in the first half of last season under coach Frank Lampard, but has been named in the first XI just three times since the turn of the year with his last appearance coming seven months ago. Injuries have played a part in his lengthy absence, including a muscular problem ahead of the restart in June, however a lack of game time has been a cause of some frustration.

The 22-year-old has fallen further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this summer following the arrival of former Paris Saint Germain captain Thiago Silva.

Tomori remains highly rated in west London and hopes a loan can help him impress Lampard and bring him back into England contention, especially with the European Championships taking place next year. He was given a five-year contract last December and the hope is regular football elsewhere will help develop his potential even more.

It is understood Everton’s long-standing interest in the Canada-born defender should see him head to Goodison Park if he receives the assurances over game time he requires.
He would be Everton’s fifth signing of the summer if, as expected, Abdoulaye Doucoure completes his £22 million from Watford. Carlo Ancelotti has already strengthened his squad this week with the additions of Allan and James Rodriguez, with Doucoure in line to join them over the next 24 hours.

Holgate’s injury could also afford youngster Lewis Gibson an opportunity at Goodison Park. Gibson had been expected to complete a loan move this summer but has turned down interest from Huddersfield and Reading in recent days as injuries mount in central defence.

Yerry Mina is still working his way back to full fitness following injury, while teenager Jarrad Branthwaite missed the game against Preston with a knock. Mina may still feature against Tottenham in the curtain-raiser on Sunday, but at present Michael Keane is currently the only fully fit senior option at Ancelotti’s disposal.

The Athletic understands that Gibson is still likely to earn a temporary move later in the window once Ancelotti has more options at his disposal.

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is also expected to sign a new 12-month contract before leaving on loan for Crystal Palace in the coming days.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa and Brentford have agreed on a club-record £28 million deal for striker Ollie Watkins, reports Gregg Evans.

The 24-year-old has been at the top of Dean Smith’s transfer wishlist all summer and Villa are close to landing their man.

It’s understood the fee could rise to £33 million with add-ons and is a clear statement of intent ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Villa missed out on Callum Wilson, who moved from Bournemouth to Newcastle United instead, but have quickly turned to Watkins to boost the strikeforce.

Last season’s top goalscorer in the Championship can play down the middle or out wide. Villa also want to add another attacker to their ranks before the October 5 deadline.

The Athletic also reported last night that Villa have lodged a second bid for Arsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez and it is substantially closer to the £20 million asking price.

They’re now waiting to see whether a deal can be done.

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Another Lampard mystery, zero clue why thsi lad is not starting and playing far more
Thiago
plus Tomori or Zouma as needed for me
or all three
I think he was injured couple of times and Toni has a high standing in the dressing rom according to something I read on the athletic I think.
After Tomori was fit again, Lampard tried to go safe and did not want to experiment more.

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1 minute ago, Vesper said:

Another Lampard mystery, zero clue why thsi lad is not starting and playing far more

Thiago

plus Tomori or Zouma as needed for me

or all three

He will benefit exponentially being around Thiago Silva this season in my opinion. 

Zouma for me has done enough to still be in this squad (and probably first choice currently next to Silva).

The player that should be moved on is either Rudiger or Christensen.

If we're looking at a loan this summer and not a sale, I would loan Christensen abroad. If he shines abroad he could likely be sold for a high price next summer. Rudiger I think wouldn't be too bad next to Thiago Silva, he was fine next to David Luiz but seems to need a more senior presence alongside him (which is disappointing).

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Fast and and actually goes for the tackle instead of just waiting. Awesome game from him! 

Him, Silva, Zouma and Christensen for the season for me tbh. Tomori and Chris are home-grown and Zouma has done enough to be here.

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8 hours ago, killer1257 said:

Amazing match and his chemistry with Zouma is nice

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Zouma-Tomori was our best pairing last season.

Not sure how AC went ahead of him in the pecking order 

 

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How many lives he has? 

Last season he didn't go on loan only because Luiz decided to leave in the last moment and we had transfer ban. 

Same now. He was practically gone for Everton but it seems that situation changed with Rudiger in the last couple of days so Fik is staying. It makes sense, he can learn so much from Silva. 

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4 minutes ago, NikkiCFC said:

How many lives he has? 

Last season he didn't go on loan only because Luiz decided to leave in the last moment and we had transfer ban. 

Same now. He was practically gone for Everton but it seems that situation changed with Rudiger in the last couple of days so Fik is staying. It makes sense, he can learn so much from Silva. 

He was so good at the start of last season and then it was like snapped out of existence. Surprising how no journalist has asked FL about what exactly happened to Fik

I hope he stays and get a chance to prove himself.

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5 hours ago, Puliiszola said:

He was so good at the start of last season and then it was like snapped out of existence. Surprising how no journalist has asked FL about what exactly happened to Fik

I hope he stays and get a chance to prove himself.

I think it was a mix of two things.

1. Mistakes were starting to creep into his game, he wasn't punished but he would have been at some point. Conte overplayed Christensen post Barca and the situation got critical, so I can't be too critical of Lampard for pulling Fik out of the firing line.

2. Him and Rudi looked absolute shite as a partnership and at the time Rudi was undisputed number 1.

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During the Brighton pre-match presser, Lampard hinted at Tomori not giving his 100% in training. At least that's how i understand the below.

“There’s nothing specific I want him to improve, all I want him to do is work hard, show the work ethic he’s shown me at Derby and for major parts of last season".

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Rejected a last minute loan move to West Ham. Think it would have been a good move for him. I wonder why. I thought it would have been a good move for him. We have so many CB on board now.

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According to the WHU ITK on twitter, Tomori didn't want to move to West Ham because his conversation with Moyes was not very convincing. Moyes did not sound particularly enthusiastic. He didn't give him game time assurance or guarantees about what would happen to him there, nor did he show any interest about wanting to keep him at the club beyond his loan.

He wasn't a Moyes target to begin with and we had a clause in which they would have to pay us 50k everytime he didn't start for them. It's possible he didnt quite like being pressured into playing him.

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