The question is; who are these clubs? Moyes was gracious enough to keep silent on the identity of the clubs and has left us guessing. It was heavily rumoured that Leicester had tabled a £3 million bid for the striker to lead a promotion push but Moyes has dismissed reports that that was the true value of the bid. As far as I’m aware,
Moyes also suggested he would sell if he had to, but no bid received had forced him to consider this as he values Beckford highly. There is no doubt that Jermaine Beckford has been a good recruit for Everton.
OK, 8 league goals at the end of his first season isn’t hugely impressive but you have to remember he made the step up from League One and had to adapt very quickly. After half a season, he looked comfortable at this level and is probably looking forward to potentially beating his tally this season.
So you can see why clubs might try to poach him from Everton as there might be an expectation The Toffees would ‘snap your hand off’ if offered a relatively low bid. But who was it that tried it?
Leicester seem to be one of the three, and my guess would be there are many clubs in the Premier League who are in need of some well established fire power up top. Blackburn, Bolton, Fulham, Stoke, West Brom and Wolves all strike me as teams that will have been on the lookout for a striker, though since the bids occurred some of these teams have strengthened in other ways (ie. Shane Long and David Goodwillie).
Who do you think bid for Jermaine Beckford? How much would it take to prise him away from The Toffees?
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