You know that as football fans you all have players who you personally think are underrated. Players who you rate more highly than others. Your friends and the wider public may not agree but you stick to your guns because it marks you out as a football man who has your own strong opinions about the game.
One such player who has always been in my ‘underrated’ category is Kenwyne Jones. He’s a really big lad but also has a great first touch. He’s decent with both feet, great in the air and reads the game well.
We think that, in the right team, he could be a highly effective player. He hasn’t played for Stoke as much as he would have liked and, after a recent spat with Mark Hughes, it appears that he could be moving to Everton for an absolute song.
The Guardian says of the potential deal:
Everton are interested in signing Kenwyne Jones from Stoke City and are trying to complete a deal for the striker for as little as £1m. The 29-year-old has less than six months left on his contract and Stoke would welcome the chance to move him on but the Midlands club are holding out for closer to £3m.
You may think we are nuts but, with Romelu Lukaku likely to leave at the end of the season, we think that Jones could be a ready made replacement. Yes, further forays into he market will be needed for more forwards, if The Belgian does leave.
But we think Jones will exceed all expectations if he does move to Everton.
He may not have quite the same pace as Lukaku but he’s similar in many other ways. Jones has great attributes as a Premier League footballer and if Roberto Martinez can coach the best out of the player Everton fans will have a brilliant new signing at Goodison.
Let’s see the lad in action. CLICK FOR KENWYNE
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