Everton contact Arsenal over unwanted star’s signature

Everton are claimed to have made contact with Arsenal over a move to sign Sokratis this summer.

The 32 year-old is believed to have been told that he is surplus to requirements in North London this term, having fallen down the pecking order.

Arsenal have added Gabriel Magalhaes this summer, while Pablo Mari was also signed after impressing on loan last season, while Rob Holding has recently been told that he has a role to play at the club despite interest in his signature.

Everton have now made contact in a bid to bring Sokratis to Merseyside, although it remains to be seen whether their bid stems on their failure to land Dan Godfrey from Norwich City, who they are expected to sign.

The defender recently turned down a move to Fulham according to the FootballInsider, despite the club making attempts to sign him on loan or meet the asking price of the Gunners, so it remains to be seen whether Sok would be open to a move to Everton.

Arsenal are still believed to be working on boosting their finances in a bid to reinvest those funds into their midfield, with rumours still continuing to run on our pursuit of Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar.

Sead Kolasinac, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Shkodran Mustafi are also believed to be available this week, with until Monday to get the deals over the line before deadline day.

Would Sokratis really turn down Everton with the transfer window set to close on Monday?

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16 Comments

  1. Val says:

    I’ll drive him to Liverpool at my cost if the Toffees take him XD

  2. SueP says:

    Do Everton have that much money sloshing about that they will pay his reported £100kpw salary?

  3. Sue says:

    Walcott>Iwobi…. surely we can’t do it again??!!

    1. Robert Acedius says:

      Obi-wobi! Let’s pray. The Chelsea rumors on Partey make me sick.

      1. Atid says:

        If I was sokratis I would simply take £100k a week to train for the next 8 months then leave on a free.
        Ditto Ozil and Mustafi. There is over half a million a week there being wasted on 3 players that are likely to fetch us nothing and give very little over the 8 months till May and cost the club almost £90m plus wages, anyone think it was money well spent?

        1. SueP says:

          Atid
          I know what your driving at but I think that the 3 you mentioned earn a bit less than £30m between them per year. It’s still a staggering amount of money and no it isn’t money well spent

          1. Atid says:

            £90m in transfer fees plus wages
            Ozil £42m + 350k per week
            Sokratis £16m +£90k per week
            Mustafa £35m + £90k PW
            Without using a calculator I think it’s almost £30m a year in wages.

            1. SueP says:

              We were at cross purposes then as I was only referring to the combined salary for one year
              Thank you so very much for correcting me

  4. sojious says:

    Arsenal kept Holding and try to dispose of Sokratis, Holding is a very terrible player on the ball still, don’t understand what he does differently on the training ground.

    1. Atid says:

      Both terrible on the ball, but just imagine how bad Saliba and Mavropanos must be if they get loaned out and Arteta who sees them everyday thinks Holding and Luiz are better?

    2. Andrew Ronnow says:

      “Would Sokratis really turn down Everton with the transfer window set to close on Monday?” HELL YES HE WOULD!!! With Ozil as his role model on how to collect an ungodly wage from a team that doesn’t want you and how to make a paycheck the number one priority instead of playing for a club that will start you every game, Sokratis can milk this team for close to £90k/week and leave on a free when his contract is up allowing him to earn a bigger wage at his next club than if he were to be sold and a transfer fee payed for him. In Sokratis’ mind, if Ozil can turn down transfer offers and stay on the books for his ungodly wages, why shouldn’t he do the same?

  5. Grandad says:

    Holding is not a great centre back, but he is a good bit better than Sokratis which is why our Manager is quite rightly trying to unload the latter .Sokratis,Mustafi, Kolasinac and Torreria are examples of the incompetence which has afflicted those in charge of acquisitions during the past 5/6 years.Four overpaid players who cost us around 75m, who we are unable to sell.

    1. Atid says:

      Sokratis aside we signed those players based on excellent showings. Kolasinac was awesome in his last season at schalke, he was in the bundesliga team of the year. Mustafa was superb when Germany won the world cup and Torreira had a fantastic world cup for Uruguay. All 3 of them made promising starts to their arsenal careers but somehow list their way. As for sokratis, he too was playing well and was the type of no nonsense defender everyone was crying out for, big, aggressive and strong in the tackle. Unfortunately the pace of the prem and his lack of skill on the ball, became his legacy.

      It is looking glum now, unless Edu is in 3 places at once and 2orking his butt off, all I can see is 2 or 3 departures. Torreira looks gone, one more non-homegrown needs to go. That does not include Salina or guendozi who are both u21s.

      Sokratis and Kolasinac both in training today, but I didn’t see Mustafi or Ozil in the photos.

  6. Declan says:

    Time is ticking away, tick, tick…..

  7. Atid says:

    Who is this iwobi guy playing for Everton? Absolute class

    1. Grandad says:

      Atid, I think you will find that Mustafi was brought into the German squad for the World Cup due to injuries to other centre backs and that he never actually played in the finals.In any event,these players have proved to be inadequate with Arsenal to the extent that we cannot sell them.

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