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Everton players pick their most skillful teammates, and the choice of the majority might nit quite be who you would think.
After seemingly indicating that he could be headed to Atletico Madrid, James Rodriguez has been backtracking now.
“It has been the news for a whole day, I am not related to this club [Atlético Madrid], there have been no talks, nothing, but everyone knows. Yes I go to a club, I do not say it or give signals, I speak it when it is already a fact because in football anything can happen. For the press and all those who put things, you have to get a little better information, I did not want to create controversy,” says James. [Echo via Marca via Twitch]
Fiorentina are the new Italian team linked with Moise Kean. [HITC via Di Marzio]
Joaquin Correa rumours continue to circulate. [Gazetto dello Sport via TEAMTalk]
Referees announced for Saturday’s test against Leeds United.
Darren England of South Yorkshire is the man in the middle for Saturday’s visit of Everton. #lufc pic.twitter.com/ibOE9mgIlh— Adam Pope (@apopey) August 17, 2021
Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend making their mark already.
João Virgínia may be allowed to leave the club next summer. [HITC via Record]
“It’s a fantastic squad we’ve put together. We’ve got real good quality and options. We’ll be really versatile in terms of the way we want to play. It’s really exciting. It’s going to be really tough picking teams every week but that’s my job...it’s up to the players to continue to give me that problem. Things are looking good so far, and we’ve had three [pre-season] victories as well, so it’s good to keep that going,” says Everton Women manager Willie Kirk. [EFC]
”Leeds showed in the Premier League last season they are a very good side. They are very fit and work very hard. We need to prepare well tactically and I am sure we will,” says Séamus Coleman. [EFC]
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