Guillem Balague comments on perception of Everton abroad

Guillem Balague Presenter of Sky Sports during the press conference

The Spanish football analyst says Everton are considered a huge club in Europe.

Guillem Balague Presenter of Sky Sports during the press conferenceGuillem Balague Presenter of Sky Sports during the press conference

Writing on social networking site Twitter, Guillem Balague has said that Everton are considered a huge club in Europe.

The Blues are set to secure the signature of manager Ronald Koeman this week after tempting him into a move from Southampton.

Southampton manager Ronald KoemanSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman

The switch has sparked fierce debate between fans and pundits alike, who are questioning the logic behind the Dutchman making the move.

The chief argument has been about club size, with Southampton fans arguing they are a bigger club than the one he is moving to.

Television pundit and journalist Guillem Balague during the Soccerex Transfer Review by Prime Time SportTelevision pundit and journalist Guillem Balague during the Soccerex Transfer Review by Prime Time Sport

Everton fans have not taken well to that suggestion, pointing out how their team dwarfs the Saints when it comes to trophies and history in the top flight.

And now Balague has offered his thoughts, insisting that Everton are viewed as a huge club in Europe.

Everton investor Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright in the standsEverton investor Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright in the stands

It will now be interesting to see if Koeman can turn Everton back into one of the Premier League big boys in the coming years.

He looks set to be offered big money to spend, as Farhad Moshiri looks to make the Blues top four contenders and beyond.

They have some ground to make up though, and Koeman will surely be keen to prove he is the man that can help them achieve it.

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