Vital Football

Latest Everton FC News

Moyes leaves no Stones unturned

Moyes leaves no Stones unturned

David Moyes was desperate to bolster his Everton squad ahead of the January transfer window slamming shut late last night.

Following the disappointment of having to pull out of the Leroy Fer deal following question marks being raised over his knee following a medical, Moyes continued the hunt right up until the last minute.

For a while there was a lot of excitement based around Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo with a fee of around £9million floating around, but in the end nothing could be agreed between the two clubs and he went on to play, captain and score in their 2-1 Copa Del Rey semi-final with Atletico Madrid last night.

All eyes were certainly on Spain when Moyes's next option appeared to be Real Betis striker Ruben Castro, but that appeared to end before it really got going.

There was also rumours of a fresh move for Fer, possibly a loan deal, but again that ended fairly swiftly.

So in the end a pretty disappointing transfer deadline day, but it wasn't without one signing.

18-year-old England U19s right-back John Stones opted against joining Wigan Athletic and instead signed for Everton when David Moyes made a last minute swoop for the Barnsley boy.

At a cost of £3million he doesn't come cheap and he's also signed a five-and-a-half year contract, so Moyes must expect big things from this lad.

"I`m very happy, I was waiting for the call. It was Everton and Wigan who were in for me and we decided on Everton. It`s a great club with a great manager.' Stones told The Post.

He added: "I`ve met David Moyes. He`s a nice man and I`m looking forward to working with him. I can`t wait to come into training and go from there.

"It`s such a good club. I feel that I can learn from the manager and the players who are here. I will benefit from that."


Vital Everton is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

Join Vital Everton



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Yak
Date:Friday February 1 2013
Time: 2:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Sympathy for Kvyat?

Recent Everton Articles

39th Game Abroad Not Yet On The Agenda

Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore has said that whilst he believes a 39th Premier League fixture list is still an option, it's not on the agenda just yet.

The Rooney Impact

Kieran Dowell, who scored a quality winner against Gor Mahia after Wayne Rooney's opener, was at it again against Twente - the England U20 World Cup winner has praised Rooney's impact.

Williams' Loan - Ruzomberok In Europa League

Everton's Joe Williams has linked up with Barnsley, joining the Championship club on loan. Meanwhile, the Blues will face Ruzomberok in the Europa League after they overcame Brann.

A Good Twente Result And Performance

Keane was happy Everton result as the Blues recorded a win over FC Twente. The England defender was also pleased with his individual performance and the Toffees' collective efforts.

Archived Vital Everton Articles

Vital Everton articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Everton
Write For Vital Everton
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Would another forward complete the squad?
Suggested By:
Yes, all that's missing.15%
No, still room for a couple more tweaks79%
I'd be happy with the current squad6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Everton Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mersey Magic7
2.Bob Cunningham1
Vital Football Comment