Leighton Baines really is a treasure. He won’t go down as an all-time great, but he will certainly be an Everton legend. The funky hair cuts. The eccentric taste in music. The partnership with Steven Pienaar. The leading by example. He’s 33 years old and clearly on the downside of his career. Perhaps Everton replaces him this summer, maybe he has another couple of years. But we should cherish all the time we have with him in the blue shirt.
In case you missed it
Allardyce plotting another top six raid if he stays at Everton
Apparently the Blues are going back to United, for Phil Jones this time.
Sigurdsson will likely miss rest of the Everton season, back for World Cup
Forward is going to be out for 6-8 weeks.
Everton keen on signing Arsenal midfielder on a free transfer
Blues will offer the Englishman better personal terms
Thursday’s Toffee Bites
'Everton game is the biggest in Stoke City's Premier League history' - Stoke Sentinel
Paul Lambert must find a way to pocket three points in relegation fight.
Should Everton consider Tottenham misfit Fernando Llorente? - HITC
Everton may have landed Cenk Tosun from Besiktas in January, but the Toffees may still be in the market for a new striker in the summer transfer window.
Who is Marcel Brands? - Liverpool Echo
Steve Walsh's position is believed to be under threat at Goodison Park.
Sevilla triumph will have Everton fans regretting Steven N'Zonzi failure - The Boot Room
The French midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Everton in January.
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