Who’s going? Yak, Yobo and Rodwell shirts unavailableBy Jack Moore • Jul 19th, 2011 • Category: News |
This week Everton’s online store, Everton Direct, removed the option to purchase 2011/2012 Everton shirts printed with the names of first-team players Aiyegbeni Yakubu, Joseph Yobo and Jack Rodwell.
All three players have been heavily linked with moves away from Goodison Park, however Joseph Yobo’s proposed move to Fenerbache has hit a stumbling block since the Turkish club are being investigated after match-fixing accusations.
Yakubu, on the other hand, looks set to leave the club as Leicester have supposedly lodged an improved £4m bid for the Nigerian. Should this move transpire it will disappoint those fans who were excited after Yakubu’s promising display against Bury in last weeks pre-season friendly. ‘Slim, Fit, Sharp’ were three words used on the FE forum to describe the 28-year old.
Jack Rodwell, home from another England tournament to forget, has reiterated his desire to stay with the club. The 20-year old seems unlikely to leave, but that may not stop admirers Manchester United tempting David Moyes to sell with a bid in the region of £20m.
Whilst we are certain that the lack of option to buy an Everton shirt with Yakubu or Yobo on the back is due to the imminent exits of both players, we have been told that Jack Rodwell’s kit withdrawal is simply because the midfielder will be given a new squad number – 4. The withdrawal is clearly to prevent complaints from fans who would have bought the home shirt with his old number on only to find he has been given a new number…
On the incoming transfer front, Everton fans await promising news, with speculation arising that Wigan Athletic winger Charles N’Zogbia is determined to snub Aston Villa for his preferred choice Everton, despite the Toffees’ inability to meet Wigan’s £10m+ asking price.