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Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 27 10:03 PM
Summer signing #2 inbound After sealing the signature of Richarlison earlier this week, it appears that Marcel Brands might have finally kicked the summer into high gear. After an Everton contingent traveled to Spain for negotiations, reports from both sides of the equation indicate that the deal...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 27 4:02 PM
Valencia are looking to have loan to Galatasaray terminated in permanent move In a shock move, La Liga side Valencia are attempting to have the loan deal for Everton forward Henry Onyekuru canceled with a view to a permanent transfer. Onyekuru just joined Galatasaray on a one-year deal just a cou...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 27 2:41 PM
Please go away. You knew it would only be a matter of time. Jordan Pickford was one of the breakout players of the summer in Russia, and the rest of the world discovered what we already knew - the lad’s a superstar. Pickford made highlight reel save after save for England, and turned his reputati...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 27 10:42 AM
We hardly knew ye. Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and just a few days after news surfaced that Bundesliga club Werder Bremen were interested in Everton ’s Davy Klaassen, the deal has been closed. The Dutch midfielder has been sold to the German side for a reported £12million, with a further £1...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 27 8:00 AM
This could be a major problem for the Blues, if Twitter is to be believed Often during the second half of Everton ’s ill-fated 2017-18 season, winger Theo Walcott was the only bright spot of the weekend. However, there are some rumours going around on social media that the player is dissatisfied...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 27 7:00 AM
Two weeks left in summer transfer window Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton played their fifth preseason friendly last night and it might as well have been the first. The Blues slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers in a disjointed performance. RBM Richarlison had a good...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 27 6:35 AM
Brazilian put in a lively performance, easily best player on the pitch Everton as a whole looked static and uninspired in yesterday’s loss against Blackburn Rovers, especially when the second string XI played the first half. Things looked much better in the second half when more of the regular st...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 26 10:06 PM
Rovers beat the Blues 3-0 in preseason friendly with Richarlison the only highlight Everton were absolutely dire again today, and new manager Marco Silva should be very concerned on two fronts - one goal scored in four games, and the poor quality of all the goals conceded. The Blues found themsel...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 26 6:00 PM
Gana? Gylfi? RICHARLISON?! Everton ’s penultimate preseason friendly is here, and with it comes the prospect of some of the club’s biggest stars getting back onto the pitch. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Idrissa Gueye should see their first action of the season, Theo Walcott is hopefully back from his kno...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 26 2:28 PM
Davy Klaassen will not play in Toffees friendly tonight There have been a lot of rumours surrounding the future of Everton attacking midfielder Davy Klaassen, but it’s starting to look like his nightmare at the Toffees is almost over. German outlet Kreiszetung say Werder Bremen are looking to rep...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 26 2:15 PM
Brands does not want to wait. Over the past few days, Everton ’s pursuit of Barcelona ’s Yerry Mina has gotten a lot more competitive. Olympique Lyonnais in France joined the fray, while Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers also have displayed interest. In the end, though, it seems to be...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 26 1:47 PM
Hornets can sincerely do one over the Marco Silva business A couple of hours after we accused Watford of being greedy scum in re-initiating proceedings against Everton over the Marco Silva appointment, the Hornets issued a statement. The problem is, the oddly-worded communication makes it very co...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 26 9:00 AM
The Hornets start up the Silva compensation conversation again Watford FC are proving to be the money-grubbing, Premier League bottom-feeders they have always appeared to be, after all. Reports in the Daily Mail indicate that the Hornets are looking to reinstate proceedings against Everton for a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 26 8:00 AM
Marco Silva wants three goalies for the season Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands had indicated right at the time of his hiring that he wanted to pare down the bloated squad down to a manageable number, between 25-30 he had indicated. Even after the appointment of Marco Silva, that goal d...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 26 7:51 AM
Blues play away at Blackburn with Brazilian in line to make an appearance Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton are back in preseason friendly action tonight, playing away at Blackburn Rovers . Idrissa Gueye and Gylfi Sigurdsson are back and have been training and likely to get some...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 26 6:43 AM
Find out who the new striker is, and other Blue Girls news! There was a trialist who came on for forward Chloe Kelly in the preseason derby on Sunday and it looks like she made the cut. Everton have signed Hannah Cain, an England U20 player who is currently sidelined from international duty due t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 25 8:38 PM
New Everton player talks about overcoming poverty, a broken home, rejection, a near-death experience and more In an incredible eye-opening interview with football outlet FourFourTwo , new Everton signing Richarlison talked about the difficulties he had to overcome just to play football, and make...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 25 7:31 AM
The Brazilian winger was finally confirmed late yesterday Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton finally revealed Richarlison late yesterday and it was a bit anticlimactic at that point since we all knew it was happening, just a matter of when it was going to be announced. However, e...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 9:21 PM
The reunited pair are excited for their Everton future After dragging it out for a couple of days while all the ancillary work around the transfer got done, Everton have finally announced their first signing of the summer, and it’s Brazilian winger Richarlison. The 21-year-old previously played f...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 9:00 PM
Silva got his man — but is he the right one? Everton has finally made its first senior signing of the summer, adding Richarlison from Watford. The move should come as no surprise. The Brazilian’s imminent arrival has been discussed for days, and without a doubt, the Toffees need more help on the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 8:23 PM
Blues’ new forward has decided his number Everton earlier today completed the signing of Brazilian forward Richarlison from Watford FC for on a 5-year deal. The winger will wear the #30 shirt for the Toffees, after previously wearing #11 for the Hornets and #18 for the Brazil youth side. The numb...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 8:18 PM
Blues bring in Brazilian winger, reuniting him with Marco Silva It only took a couple of months since the transfer window opened, but Everton have finally made a signing. The Toffees today announced that Brazilian winger Richarlison has joined the Blues on a five-year contract from Watford FC . T...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 8:15 PM
The Blues welcome the first Brazilian at Goodison Park since Jo Everton have made their first signing of the summer transfer window, and it’s a player that new manager Marco Silva is very familiar with. Richarlison de Andrade joins the club from Watford FC for the sum in the region of £35 to £40m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 6:47 PM
Marco Silva appears to be looking for young players to develop The overwhelming majority of players that Everton are being linked with over the last few weeks are in the 20-25 year old range, which should give you some perspective on what Director of Football Marcel Brands and manager Marco Silva...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 5:52 PM
Richarlison may not be the last wide man we buy this summer Buying Cristiano Ronaldo has caused Juventus to need to juggle the rest of their attacking corps. One casualty of this approach seems to be Croatia winger Marko Pjaca, who has been linked to several clubs in Italy and England by Tutto Ju...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 4:10 PM
Colombian center back may not arrive after all. The transfer window can, as you know, be a roller coaster. Just yesterday it appeared that Barcelona center back Yerry Mina was nearing his long-rumored move to Everton , with a happy conclusion for all parties. Today, though, Lyon have entered the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 2:58 PM
Richarlison may not be the last winger we buy. Buying Cristiano Ronaldo has caused Juventus to need to juggle the rest of their attacking corps. One casualty of this approach seems to be Croatian winger Marko Pjaca, who has been linked to several clubs in Italy and England by Tutto Juve. This is...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 8:38 AM
Schurrle he’s just a Lookman replacement if the youngster leaves? It appears that young winger Ademola Lookman could be on his way out of Everton after all despite the best attempts of Marcel Brands and Marco Silva. There also appears to be some demand for Yannick Bolasie, in which case the Blues...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 7:36 AM
Brazilian completed medical yesterday Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours It was a busy day yesterday in Everton world, even though the Blues didn’t make a signing.. yet. Richarlison did the first part of his medical yesterday at Newton-le-Willows, before coming down to Finch Farm to comp...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 24 6:28 AM
Yerry Mina might not be so easy for the Blues to get after all Everton have been going back and forth with Barcelona over central defender Yerry Mina over the last couple of weeks, and now they face Champions League competition for the Colombia World Cup star. According to French outlet RMC (via...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 8:15 PM
Manager looking for quality all across the pitch While on one hand Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands is looking to reduce the size of the bloated squad from 38 to about 25-30, manager Marco Silva has seen enough in the preseason to determine how many new additions he would like before th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 3:50 PM
The wheels are turning In the promotional videos for Everton ’s 2018-19 kit releases, the hook is “there’s gonna be a show”. The Blues PR staff probably meant that the team on the field would be a show, but in truth, they could have just meant the upcoming week at Finch Farm, because it’s looking...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 3:24 PM
A tale as old as time Given that Richarlison has one foot inside the door at Finch Farm (he underwent a medical this morning), Marco Silva and Marcel Brands can turn their attention to improving Everton ’s rickety defense. The two most common names linked to the Blues have both been from Barcelon...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 3:03 PM
This would be quite a coup. One of the big issues facing Marcel Brands and Marco Silva this summer is clearing the Kevin Mirallas (scouse for “dead weight) off the books so that new, more effective players can be brought in before the deadline slams shut on August 9. It’s not as easy a task as on...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 2:02 PM
Everton’s first signing of the window seems imminent You’ll have to forgive Everton fans for getting impatient. After last summer’s window saw the Toffees wrap up multiple deals in the first week of June, the 2018 summer window has been the complete opposite with the Toffees failing to wrap up an...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 9:30 AM
A few mysteries arise from the preseason Merseyside Derby At today’s preseason game, Everton Ladies debuted the new pink and black away kit while Liverpool Ladies debuted an all new squad helmed by new manager Neil Redfearn. Ten players left Liverpool in June but the team made a flurry of new sig...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 8:26 AM
Werder Bremen could be looking at Davy Klaassen While RB Leipzig are not giving up in their relentless pursuit of Ademola Lookman, another Everton player could become the subject of Bundesliga attention in the coming days. According to German outlet Kreiszeitung (via Football Oranje ) say that We...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 7:37 AM
Richarlison could be headed to the Blues for a medical Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton returned last night from Faro in Portugal after a couple of friendlies, ending in a 0-0 draw against Lille and a 0-1 loss against Porto. Some thoughts from the weekend. RBM Muhamed Besic...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 11:01 PM
Three thoughts from the weekend as we learned about Marco Silva’s Blues Everton will return from Portugal empty-handed after a draw and a loss in the Algarve Cup this weekend. The Blues drew 0-0 with LOSC Lille yesterday before losing narrowly 1-0 to FC Porto today at the Estadio Algarve in Faro,...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 10:22 PM
Blues looking to replenish the youth system with fresh talent In the tumult of transfer rumours we tend to forget that Everton are not only looking to rebuild the senior side this summer, they are also actively looking to restock the youth pipeline as well. Indeed, it has been a mark of Farhad Mo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 5:00 PM
Let’s see how the other lineup performs today. Everton play their fourth game of the preseason today in Faro, Portugal in the Algarve Cup. The Blues lost on penalties last night to LOSC Lille after a scoreless draw, and will take on FC Porto today. The Blues have never played against Porto in a c...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 2:06 PM
Henry Onyekuru has opened his Galatasaray account In just his second appearance for Galatasaray since making the switch on loan, Henry Onyekuru has opened his goalscoring account with the Turkish club. The Nigeria n forward scored his side’s only goal in a 2-1 loss against Spanish side Valencia i...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 1:00 PM
Muhamed Besic is hungry and feels stronger than ever Muhamed Besic is back with Everton and will be looking to show manager Marco Silva that he is here to stay. After missing the entire 2016-17 season with a serious knee injury, the midfielder was sent out on loan to Middlesbrough in January last...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 12:38 AM
The ball is now in the player’s court Everton have had a £22m offer accepted by Barcelona for Lucas Digne and it’s now up to the player to decide whether he wants to move to Goodison Park. It’s been well publicised this summer that the Toffees are keen on signing a long-term replacement for Leigh...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 11:30 PM
Deal for Brazilian could finally appease Watford Everton have agreed to pay an inflated fee to Watford FC for Richarlison in order to end the dispute between the two clubs over the appointment of Marco Silva as manager. The Toffees have agreed a fee in the region of £35m for the Brazilian with ad...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 5:00 PM
Can we see a coherent 90-minute performance from the Blues today? Everton play their third game of the preseason today in Faro, Portugal as part of the Algarve Cup. Their opponents tonight are LOSC Lille, who beat home side FC Porto with a late winner 2-1 yesterday. The Blues will remember LOSC L...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 10:13 AM
Toffees heading to France next weekend Everton have added an extra game to their pre-season schedule with the club travelling to play France next weekend to face Stade Rennes. Marco Silva’s side will take on the Ligue 1 side at the Stade Municipal de Vitré, home of AS Vitré, with kick-off at 6.30...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 9:00 AM
An entertaining look at all things Everton. It’s all happening isn’t it! I mean kind of. Lot’s of questions to let’s get down to business. But first, a haiku: Will the Toffees add? Or is this the squad for now? Richarlison, please! Now about those questions Let’s get to them! Plenty to talk about...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 7:38 AM
Everton player was speaking at a workshop held by The Mind Map recently Everton have won nationwide renown for their community outreach work through Everton in the Community (EitC), and one of the foremost supporters of the initiatives is the long-time servant of the club Leighton Baines . Founde...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 1:02 AM
A couple of players with the transfer cloud hanging over them have not traveled. It’s been a strange week at Everton with the Blues being linked to a number of transfer moves both in and out of the club, but nothing actually getting completed before the squad jetted off yesterday to Faro, Portuga...