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Everton Late Move For Philogene - Reports
Tuesday, 9th Jul 2024 10:08

Everton appear to be making a late play to gazump Town’s move for Hull City forward Jaden Philogene.

Earlier, it had seemed the 22-year-old’s future was close to being settled with Hull owner Acun Ilicali confirming that he expected Philogene to join the Blues along with teammate Jacob Greaves.

Now, according to widespread reports, the Toffees have made a formal £16 million offer to the Tigers with the Merseyside club understood to believe the player would prefer to join them.

Claims yesterday that Everton were the frontrunners for Philogene were dismissed by local Hull media, however, the player’s agent Ivo Camacho posted photos from the Toffees’ Finch Farm training ground.

According to the Hull Daily Mail, the Blues have agreed a deal worth £40 million plus further significant top-ups for Philogene and teammate Greaves, while it was reported elsewhere that the one-time Aston Villa youngster was set to undergo a medical at Portman Road in the next couple of days. Crystal Palace are also believed to have agreed terms with the Tigers for Philogene.

Greaves has undergone his Town medical with that side of the deal understood to be complete.

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Help added 10:12 - Jul 9
Sort of players we are after this is going to happen.

itfckenty added 10:13 - Jul 9
More fool him if he decides Everton is the club to move him forward. id much rather Palace than Everton. (if I had to pick one of those)

BlueWax added 10:16 - Jul 9
Hope he likes defending then!

Chris_ITFC added 10:17 - Jul 9
How does a tool like that end up representing a future Premier League footballer?!

hoppy added 10:17 - Jul 9
How are they bidding £16m if we’ve bid £40m for both? Greaves isn’t valued at £24m, is he?!

Ipswichbusiness added 10:17 - Jul 9
Looks like the agent trying to get a bidding war going.

victorysquad added 10:19 - Jul 9
Would be surprised if he picked Everton. Long way to London, and head coach not a good fit for him. But if he chooses to go elsewhere, it likely means his priorities are not in order.

Steelmonkey added 10:19 - Jul 9
More like agents wanting to up there fee %.

BlueNomad added 10:20 - Jul 9
Does he want to play Dyche's expansive football?

baxterbasics added 10:22 - Jul 9
eff off toffees.

wellsy700 added 10:24 - Jul 9
Football agents are the worst

Europablue added 10:24 - Jul 9
It's one thing to be in a bidding war, but clubs can't agree to a fee then suddenly turn around and say the price went up. You agree a fee, it should be binding. I'm sure it isn't legally binding, but who would do business with someone like that. There should be some reasonable framework around that dictated by the Premier League.

BlueWax added 10:25 - Jul 9
Like I have previously mentioned this crook of an agent needs investigating. The guy is a fraud re: Barcelona visit.what a crook. This is why JP was then quick to say one day he would like to play for Barca, instructed by his crooked agent to pretend the story thet were interested actually had legs!
I don't actually now care of he goes to Everton, like many have said...we only want players who want to be heard play for this amazing club!

MunichBlue added 10:31 - Jul 9
Lets hope that hes actually there peddling Rafael Camacho the only other "real asset" he has on the books ;-)

Bazza8564 added 10:31 - Jul 9
BBC reporting this as a "reached agreement" so looks as if we are going to miss out

dirtydingusmagee added 10:33 - Jul 9
from a report i saw yesterday ,i think they are going to get him, hopefully we have another option to pursue, we really need to get our squad together before long so they can settle .

cressi added 10:33 - Jul 9
Who ever comes here I only want players who want to be here .Everton till there takeover goes through are a mess yes new ground been build but on un solid foundations.

JewellintheTown added 10:34 - Jul 9
Photos of him on the phone in front of the Everton badge are of a disappointed Philogene calling McKenna & saying he's just been to the Everton farm and there were no tractors in sight, just a load of donkeys running around a field, so he'll be down to Portman Road in a few hours to see some proper tractor boys.

ArnieM added 10:36 - Jul 9
Welcome to the BASTARD PL and the greed that underpins it ( mostly agents). I just hope the player has some common sense!

mathiemagic added 10:41 - Jul 9
All agents for professional sport persons are out to get the best deal for their client so nothing new there. It will depend on whether or not the player just does what the agent says or has the gumption to deceide for himself which is the better prospect. Everton and Palace will be able to offer him more money I suspect and are the established Prem clubs but Id expect him to be bench fodder for Everton, more first team possibilities with Palace but definitely first team with Ipswich with the addition of McKenna as the manager. Lets hope someone sensible around him advises him in our direction !.

number8 added 10:42 - Jul 9
If this one doesn't happen what about a cheeky bid for Jack Clarke from Sunderland???

ploughman added 10:42 - Jul 9
I agree that we only want players who are committed to Town. I do have some reservations about another right sided player when we already have Burns and Omari. Is it not the left where we need some bolstering. We may get Sarmiento for the season which would be good but we can't take players unless they are fully committed to us.

keighleyblue added 10:43 - Jul 9
doesn't look like he wants to come, different motivations, we move on.

Monkey_Blue added 10:45 - Jul 9
He posted the same pics 3 days ago. Who wants an agent that seems more interested in his own
Profile and making himself look good?

Europablue added 10:50 - Jul 9
Let's wait and see before we pass judgment in the lad. He doesn't owe us anything. Time will tell.

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