Date:Tuesday June 25 2013
One of the things Evertonians have had to get used too quickly is being linked with players who had previously been linked with moves to Wigan Athletic.
Now you have to firstly ask yourself if Everton should really be targeting the same standard of player who Wigan could attract, a small club admittedly more bankrolled than us and with silverware in their trophy cabinet, but ultimately a side that were relegated from the Premier League last season.
Is that really the quality we should be after?
Secondly you have to wonder if the media are just using a new angle to whip up a story.
The truth as ever is somewhere in the middle and of course the targets that Martinez failed to sign could have been the quality he needed to have staved off relegation.
Either way after having a manager at Goodison Park for ten years in David Moyes, things will be changing quite a bit following the appointment of Roberto Martinez. On the pitch and off it.
Following on from the links to the likes of Keisuke Honda and Aiden McGeady comes Lorient defender Ecuele Manga.
Ironically, he was previously linked with a move to Everton a couple of years ago, but it was Wigan, according to the player at least who showed the most interest.
'I want to play in England, Wigan were interested in me the last two seasons, but I wanted a big challenge and I was not ready for that. he was quoted by Sky Sports News.
The 24-year-old Gabonese international then went on to add: 'My agent is talking to various English clubs so things can move quickly. Everton could be great for me and they are a huge club in England.
'I will realise my dream playing for such a club.'
Are his comments an indication that his agent has already spoken with Everton? Or is he just making a come and get me plea to Roberto Martinez?
Time will tell.
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.
Date:Tuesday June 25 2013
Coleman not for sale (Monday June 29 2015)
Everton once again linked with Januzaj move (Monday June 29 2015)
Everton miss out on Juventus defender (Monday June 29 2015)
Lukaku close to Roma move? (Friday June 26 2015)
Deulofeu delight (Friday June 26 2015)
Deulofeu deal details released (Friday June 26 2015)
Everton Away Ticket Deals Praised By FSF (Thursday June 25 2015)
Everton join chase for Cagliari defender (Thursday June 25 2015)
Deulofeu deal done - Announcement today? (Thursday June 25 2015)
Three man shortlist for Everton targets (Wednesday June 24 2015)
|5.||Love Everton Forum||6|
|3. Aston Villa||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5. Crystal Palace||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|7. Leicester City||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|9. Man City||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Chelsea Near to Sealing Deal for Begovic
» Chelsea : 30/06/2015 10:40:00
|Cech Death Threats
» Chelsea : 30/06/2015 10:39:00
|Seaman: Petr Cech Is In His Prime
» Arsenal : 30/06/2015 10:03:01
|Benteke: Yes or No?
» Spurs : 30/06/2015 10:02:01
|Cresswell Signs New 5-Year Deal!
» West Ham : 30/06/2015 09:19:01