Toffees accept Pienaar offer

2011-01-16 19:38

Liverpool - Everton manager David Moyes has confirmed the club has accepted an offer from Chelsea for unsettled South African international forward Steven Pienaar.

Click to vote and WIN in the Sport24 Annual Awards

Speaking after Everton's 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield, Moyes said the club had granted permission for Pienaar's representatives to enter into talks with Chelsea, but had rebuffed a bid from Tottenham.

"We have accepted an offer from Chelsea. Steven has not agreed terms with Chelsea," Moyes said. "We've given his representatives a chance to talk to Chelsea, but they've not got permission to talk to Tottenham because they've not offered the same money."

The likely departure of Pienaar is a blow to Everton, but with the player out of contract at the end of the season, the Toffees had little choice but to cash in during the January window.

British press reported on Saturday that Pienaar was holding out for a move to Tottenham, with Spurs his preferred destination.


  • Less - 2011-01-16 20:28

    you are sick man !!! you need medical attention to deal with your rotten mind !

  • josua.1989 - 2011-01-16 20:53

    bad move, he will be a bench warmer. He should have moved to a medium sized club where he can play full 90 mins every game.

  • stuart.ponton - 2011-01-16 21:28

    I think Pienaar will be in the starting 11 for Chelsea sooner then you think. He's that good if he plays as well as he did for Everton he will be a Star player there whereas in Tottenham he would go unnoticed as he did in Everton. Personally I would have liked him to stay at Everton and how cool would it be if Shabalala also ended up playing for them too.

      Observer - 2011-01-17 07:57

      I hope you're right, and that he isn't going to become another Steve Sidwell or...damn, can't think of any other players who have gone to Chelsea but haven't actually played. I think he's up for the challenge, and he's going to try his heart out to see action. I think his attitude is something we could all look at - rather than go a "soft" option and be sure he's going to get action, he's gone to, what could be argued as a better club, to fight for a place and thereby raise his game. Good for you!

  • rethan - 2011-01-17 09:07

    Pete_Tong you are an idi0t! Go watch tennis. Oh wait, do you blame apartheid? Come to think of it, i BLAME APARTHEID! :D

  • Bob - 2011-01-17 15:08

    Steven is the kind of player that you can build a team around. A move to Chelsea might not suit him because they're an established side with a lot of experienced players, granted most are over their peak. Spurs is the future, play far more exciting football and have a higher brand value (pre-Abramovich) than Blues and he would have fitted in like a gem on a well-made ring.

  • Bob - 2011-01-17 15:12

    And if you doubt his pedigree, try to recall the Champions League encounter Ajax v Arsenal when Vierra was at his peak. So outplayed was he even Roy Keane would have bought Steven a Bells.

  • Innocent - 2011-01-17 15:59

    He was meant never to walk alone

  • pages:
  • 1