The sale of Andy Johnson for a whopping sum – which could inflate as high as £13m – could open the way for a fresh Joao Moutinho bid from Everton; with only one experienced striker in the Toffees squad, is this a gamble worth taking?
Johnson, a tireless runner and a solid part of the Everton squad, was always going to suffer as soon as Yakubu signed, especially as Moyes’ formation of choice is 4-5-1, and Tim Cahill is back on the fitness trail.
The Guardian’s Andy Hunter reports that:
“Everton will return to Sporting Lisbon with a club-record £15m offer for Joao Moutinho, having agreed to sell Andy Johnson to Fulham for a fee that could ultimately rise to £13m.” (Guardian)
If they do eventually bag Moutinho with the help of the AJ dosh, will this prove to be a good sale by Moyes – especially for 13 million quid.