Okay, this obviously hasn’t happened, but this is about as stupid as the current Manchester United bid for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.
David Moyes is taking the proverbial piss with his current bid and has shown massive comtempt to the Everton faithful that supported him through thick and thin. If we were to bid £15m for Wayne Rooney or £10m for Robin Van Persie, it would be as bigger pisstake as the £28m offer for the Everton pair.
You only have to look back a few years to the head turning that Manchester City’s resident managerial tosser at the time, Mark Hughes did towards Joleon Lescott, that angered the blues manager and fans alike.
After seeing derisory offers of £15m and £18m for their star defender, they eventually offered £23m for the player who acted like a child to get his move. Moyes then said: “You just hope people will do things correctly, but that hasn’t happened here,” he said at the time.
“They should look at how Real Madrid tied up Cristiano Ronaldo by paying what United considered the right price and doing it in time for United to spend the money, if they wanted.”
It’s amazing how things change now the shoe is on the other foot.
What our former manager should realise is that Everton don’t have to sell. The banks are up to date on the payments, we haven’t spent much money on transfers and we don’t really need to strengthen many areas. The increased TV money means that clubs have received a windfall of cash, if they haven’t already spent it on transfers.
Everton can confirm that it has received bids from Manchester United for two players. Those bids were immediately rejected out of hand as derisory and insulting.
The Club did not make public these details as it was vital Roberto Martinez’s preparations for the opening game of the Premier League season were not disrupted in anyway.
Despite what the media say we aren’t plucky little Everton. We may not have the global appeal of a club like Man United, but we are a large club with history and power.
I believe that most Manchester United fans would see the latest bids as a bit of a joke bid and are probably a little bit embarrassed by the penny pinching…… whether by Moyes or their new chief exex Edward Woodward. I imagine that they will meet the asking price for both players, but until they meet that, neither player will leave.
I certainly think the tides have changed on the Everton fans opinions of their ex manager.
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