Rooney change was Tactical, says Ronald Koeman

It has been an incredible last couple of months in the ever-turbulent life of Wayne Rooney. He returns back to where it all started with his beloved Everton.

He scores on his league debut. He then gets arrested and charged with drink-driving and ordered to do community service. His marriage is on the rocks as a result.

Everton embark on a horror run of form but get a much-needed win at the weekend against Bournemouth. Again though, it’s Rooney who is the centre of attention getting involved in a nasty aerial clash with the Cherries Simon Francis which leaves him with a black eye and blood pouring from the wound.

Ashley Williams angry at himself following Chelsea defeat


Everton centre-back Ashley Williams has admitted that he is angry with himself after failing to score a late leader in his side's defeat at Chelsea.

The Welshman glanced a close-range header into the roof of the net, and this prevented the Toffees from finding a way back into a game which they lost by a 2-0 scoreline.

He said: "We had chances to get it back to 2-1 – if I had scored that header, then we might have got another one. My shot was just a bit of a hit and hope. But the header I should definitely have scored, I don’t know how I didn’t. I tried to get contact on the ball but it went wide. That frustrated me because if we had got a goal then it would have been an interesting end to the game."



Premier League side Everton FC played a 2-2 draw with La Liga side Sevilla in final pre-season game ahead of the forthcoming season.

New signing Sandro Ramirez grabbed his first ever Everton goal as he scored in less than a minute at Goodison Park. The former Malaga man rounded up the Sevilla keeper David Soria before scoring the opener.

The score line remained the same all through the first half but Ever Banega grabbed a brace in four minutes as the Spanish side toppled Everton over. Banega banged in the goals by beating new addition to the Toffees team Jordan Pickford before scoring from the penalty spot minutes later after Gareth Barry fouled Nolito.



Premier League side Everton have snapped up midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson just as the this season kicks into flow, with Swansea now looking to use the money to step up their chase of Joe Allen of Stoke City. The Swans value Allen £20 million but have money in place to go higher having already lost Gylfi Sigurdsson for a record fee.

It was widely known that the player was keen on joining the Toffees this summer so manager Paul Clement took steps to plan his replacement. The coach refused to confirm reports flying around that Stoke City are refusing to sell the former Liverpool man but he opened up on the Sigurdsson situation ahead of the transfer.

Everton agree deal for Swansea City attacker


Premier League club Everton are reported to have finalised an agreement to sign Swansea City playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer.

The Iceland international played a pivotal role in the Swans' attack last term, contributing nine goals and 13 assists en route to their 15th place finish.

Toffees boss Ronald Koeman has already shown his intent to propel the club into the Champions League places after having recruited six players including Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford and Wayne Rooney - who have earned respect at their former clubs.

Wayne Rooney urges Everton teammate to stay at the club


Everton's new signing Wayne Rooney has urged Ross Barkley to stay put at Goodison Park this summer.

The 23-year-old has snubbed a fresh Toffees contract, and this has heightened speculation over his future in recent weeks. Barkley showcased some of his old form during the previous campaign, but his reluctance to sign a new contract beyond 2018 has put the Toffees in a tough situation in the transfer window.



Premier League side Everton have concluded the deal of Michael Keane from Burnley, according to reports in England. The deal could rise up to £30 million as Coach Ronald Koeman continues with his restructuring and reinforcements at Goodison Park.

The England centre back reportedly received a five year package from the Toffees, which makes the 24 year old one of the best paid at the club - the 24-year old is more than pleased with the deal, adding that he is focused on development.

Everton favourites to clinch the services of Burnley defender


Premier League club Everton reportedly hold the advantage in the pursuit of highly-rated Burnley defender Michael Keane this summer.

The 24-year-old has moved a long way since his permanent switch from Old Trafford in January 2015. Keane proved to be a key performer for the Clarets last term as they managed to beat the Premier League drop by a considerable margin.


Sunderland have agreed to sell its goalie Jordan Pickford to Everton FC in a reported 30 million, the BBC reports. The player is on international duty with the Under 21 side as they prepare for the European Championship. Pickford is expected at Goodison Park where he would do his medicals and complete other details after the assignment.

The 23-year old has broken the British record with the deal. His 29 Premier League games last season was enough to convince Everton that he is worthy of the tag. He joined Sunderland academy back in 2010 and played in loan spells at several clubs.



Everton FC are seeking to add new talents to its ranks this summer, according to reports. Ronald Koeman has been linked with a top European talent: Davy Klaassen of Ajax.

The Mirror claims the Dutch tactician wants his compatriot Klaassen to join him at Goodison Park as they play European football next year. There were reports that Wayne Rooney could return to his boyhood club for emotional reasons as he enters the latter stages of his illustrious career.


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