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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: UNESCO fiasco, Bernard close, Bailey, Dumfries & Lingard latest

Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday

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There was a big hullabaloo yesterday with the city of Liverpool having their UNESCO heritage city status rescinded, partly because of the waterfront development being done by the Blues for their new stadium among other projects.

Here’s the history of the heritage status and how we got here. [BBC]
Also, depending on who you ask, this is either a crushing blow for Merseyside [most mainstream media sources], or it actually makes no difference whatsoever [Echo].
For more neutral perspectives here’s the piece on [New York Times (paywall)] and [LA Times].

Talking about losing, the Toffees have lost Head of Academy Recruitment Chris Perkins to Tottenham Hotspur, just over a year after he started in the role. [Echo]

Everton have landed in the USA! The Blues are in Orlando for the Florida Cup even as the tournament’s schedule is thrown into question with Arsenal and Inter Milan both withdrawing due to COVID-related reasons. [Sky Sports]

The wife of new Evertonian Asmir Begovic is noted equestrian Nicolle Begovic, and you must have seen the viral video of her and her horse celebrating the goalie’s signing with the Blues. Meet.. Jerry!

There appears to be a number of suitors for Bernard’s services next season, though it’s looking like Sharjah FC are in pole position to get him off Everton’s books.

Looks like Aston Villa are looking to complete a fearsome front four by adding Everton target Leon Bailey to their side. [Sky Sports]

It appears the hold-up over Everton making a bid for PSV Eindhoven right back Denzel Dumfries is that the Toffees... have no money. [De Telegraaf, via SportWitness]

Jesse Lingard sparkled on loan at West Ham United in the latter half of last season, and even though David Moyes wants him back permanently, Everton are also being mentioned as possible suitors. [Daily Mail]

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