Everton 2015/16: Kenwright Out (Again)

mgoblue2

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In: Villa savior Tom Cleverley, Barça's Gerard Deulofeu on a permanent transfer. Areas of concern are still cover at CB (Scott Dann from Palace) and a goalkeeper (Ospina?). It seems as though Arouna Kone will have to do as a backup to Lukaku.

Out: Thankfully, Distin and Alcaraz.

4-0 against Swindon [Mirallas x2, Lukaku, and an impressive Conor McAleny (who is older than Lukaku, Besic, Deulofeu, and Stones if you want some perspective on the age of this group)] to start the preseason before going to Singapore with Arsenal and Stoke this week. 5 AM against Stoke on Wednesday, available on Live Extra if you've got it.
 

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It seems likely that Everton will buy Jonny Evans for around 8m pounds, which seems like solid business for an experienced CB that is still only 27 and played a pretty significant role in several title winning United teams.  He has had a lot of injuries but he's a good player  - he played a central part in those United teams for a reason - and should fit Martinez's style well given his comfort in possession.
 

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Morgan's Magic Snowplow said:
It seems likely that Everton will buy Jonny Evans for around 8m pounds, which seems like solid business for an experienced CB that is still only 27 and played a pretty significant role in several title winning United teams.  He has had a lot of injuries but he's a good player  - he played a central part in those United teams for a reason - and should fit Martinez's style well given his comfort in possession.
 
Martinez has said that they're not interested in Evans: http://www.espnfc.us/story/2526038/jonny-evans-not-joining-everton-roberto-martinez
 
To me, it feels like Evans was a "break glass in case of emergency" plan in case Chelsea came up with a Godfather offer for John Stones. And since Chelsea supposedly lowballed their offer for Stones (I read 20m, which Everton should rightly ignore), Evans isn't coming. Plus, 8m isn't a lot, but it's a lot for a team like Everton to spend on a backup CB.