Everton Plan To Swap Steven Pienaar For Peter Crouch?

Chris Wright

24th, August 2010


AFTER tracking him for almost a month, Everton are finally ready to make their move for Tottenham striker Peter Crouch – and plan to use winger Steven Pienaar as bait to push the move through before the transfer deadline passes in a week’s time.

Toffees boss David Moyes is ready to cash in on Pienaar (whose contract with the club runs out next summer) before he becomes virtually worthless in January, and will use Spurs’ long-standing interest in the South African midfielder as leverage to push the move through.

Pienaar is now thought to be top of Tottenham’s wishlist after they failed in their attempts to prise Scott Parker from West Ham’s clutches and Stephen Ireland was used as ballast in the deal that took James Milner from Aston Villa to Man City.

The two clubs are rumoured to be in advanced talks over the prospective swap, with all the relevant fees yet to be decided.


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  1. tottenblog says:

    Pienaar is back up at best. And what with crouchy, currently being our only fit striker. No thanks.

  2. Gav says:

    Pienaar is worth about £10m more than that FREAK

  3. logan says:

    Pienaar would be only used occasionaly given the strength we have in the wings.

  4. logan says:

    Pienaar would be only used occasionally given the strength we have in the wings.

  5. Ryan Kam says:

    It makes sense for Everton, not so much Totty. I’ve always liked both players. It just seems like Tottenham is in much more need of a consistent striker than a winger, although Pienaar is certainly the more talented player of the two. Is it better to have a better player playing a unneeded position or a good player playing in a despirately needed position. I’d say the later.

    And for Everton, they might as well cash in while they can. Pienaar is certainly the better player, but getting a good striker and potentially some money out of him as opposed to nothing a season later is a good decision fiscally. Although I’d be disappointed as a fan to watch my team trade their most valuable and marketable player last season for a good not great ex-Red who’s final goal in uniform bumped them out of Champions League in 08.

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