News and recent events from Goodison Park this week.
Everton have unveiled their new home kit for the upcoming season. The new Nike design features a turned white collar and double hooped stripes on the sleeve.
Here it is below…
Leighton Baines has insisted he will be staying at Everton next season. The England international has been linked with a move to Manchester United ever since David Moyes left to take over at Old Trafford. However he has confirmed today that he is looking forward to working with new manager Roberto Martinez and adapting to his new style of play.
Everton are on the verge of bringing in two of Roberto Martinez’s previous favourites for next season. It is believed that Everton have made enquiries for Antolin Alcaraz and Arouna Kone ahead of the new season as Martinez looks to pry away the players from Wigan; who were of course relegated at the end of last season.
The Toffees have also been linked with a move for CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda. The 27-year-old had an excellent Confederations Cup and is also being linked with a move to AC Milan. His current deal in Russia expires in December so he is available for as little as £5 million and he could be the perfect replacement for want-away Belgian Maraoune Fellaini.
Everton look set to miss out in a deal for Ecuadorean star Jefferson Montero. The 23-year-ld was recently linked with a move to Goodison but West Ham seem to have leapfrogged their Premier League rivals in this pursuit. They have met his release clause of £3million and he will arrive from Morelia this week for a medical.
Interest in Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady has reportedly ‘cooled’. The Irishman wants a move to England this summer to escape Russian football but it is now believed that Martinez will be pursuing other targets.
Finally and Everton’s Ross Barkley and co are not having it easy in the World Under-20 Championships. Barkley, who is joined in the England squad by fellow Evertonian’s John Lundstram, Luke Garbutt, John Stones and Chris Long, believes England will come good despite drawing their opening two fixtures against Iraq and Chile.
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