Norwich in laughable Osman bid

By on June 5, 2011

Leon OsmanNSNO understands that Everton have rejected a bid from Norwich City for Leon Osman.

It is believed that the newly promoted side offered around £3.5m for the influential Everton midfielder which was immediately dismissed.

Osman struggled to find a place in the Everton side for much of last season, but towards the end of the campaign proved that he has what it takes to take the game by the scruff of the neck and lead Everton to numerous victories.

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  1. steven

    June 5, 2011 at 23:24

    laughable? he’s not worth more than that.

  2. YArmy (@NorwichCitycom)

    June 5, 2011 at 23:26

    Norwich in laughable Osman bid | Nil Satis Nisi Optimum

  3. Nil Satis

    June 5, 2011 at 23:28

    He is Steven; Bily cost £9m, Heitinga cost £6m…. Osman is a far better player than both.

    • tony

      June 6, 2011 at 17:25

      Far better player? thats a good one nil satis! very funny! if they offerered £2m i would snatch their hand off!!

  4. Daz

    June 5, 2011 at 23:43

    For someone who is 30 this year, taking into account everything, I’d say that Everton would accept in the region of about £5mil and no less

  5. Sam

    June 6, 2011 at 00:11

    well in moyes osman is fantastic dont sell him sell baines do we got buy a lot of players wid all that money

  6. greg

    June 6, 2011 at 00:16

    tbh that offer is about all he is worth, not that great with the ball. i think we should sell him and 3.5 is far more than he is worth.

    • Connjam

      June 6, 2011 at 04:31

      Clearly not an evertonian Greg or you’d know osman has one of the best touches in the prem. And is actually technically one of the best midfielders too.

  7. Boswell

    June 6, 2011 at 00:29

    3.5M would be a decent fee for him, but who could we find to replace him for that amount of money? Also Moyes would never sell him or Hibbert as they are a fixture in the Everton squad.

  8. andy j

    June 6, 2011 at 00:39

    i recon sell him ! we need baines to get to europe . sell leon and billy

  9. Andrew Howell (@Speedball74)

    June 6, 2011 at 00:54

    @Klobo15 It’s on No idea how reliable the site is though #ncfc

  10. Andrew Howell (@Speedball74)

    June 6, 2011 at 01:15

    @WeAreYellows49 It’s on here

  11. Rob

    June 6, 2011 at 01:19

    Decent offer.

    It’d probably take three times that amount for Moyes to even consider it though.

    Didn’t Portsmouth offer £1.5M a couple of years ago?

    • toby

      June 6, 2011 at 01:37

      Hiya im a norwich fan and i’m not sure about this, i know lambert has been in contact with moyes over players. Btw i dont think any of our offers are laughable we highly rate players i think hes worth around the 3.5 million. But if ya want more im sure they will negotiate more if this is true, probably around 4 million.

      • Connjam

        June 6, 2011 at 04:32

        I don’t see the amount offered as laughable, more the attempt to prize away one of goodisons fixtures and fittings.

  12. Canariez

    June 6, 2011 at 02:59

    This bid isnt laughable at all. He probably worth in the region of 3 to 5mil. Hes got 2 more years at his peak.. but I’d welcome the move as hes a good player and at the moment though its not vital we dont have real premiership experience. Lambert has the philosophy of bringing in hungry players who are looking to prove themselves at the highest level of football.. but has gone on record of saying he will add 1 or 2 experienced know-how to help the squad.

  13. Blue Blood

    June 6, 2011 at 03:36

    Why not try for Jermaine Jenas or Joe Cole? Both English squad players in top seven sides. If their clubs won’t sell them for £3.5m then neither should we for Ossie.

    • pete

      June 6, 2011 at 05:52

      You miss the point Joe Cole would not want to do it for Norwich – we must have players who really want to play for the club – that is the secret of Lamberts success

      • Blue Blood

        June 6, 2011 at 09:12

        I miss your point. If Osman gives more for the team than Cole then Osman’s worth a lot more than £3.5m. And I’ve no idea what makes you think he’d want to do it for Norwich when he’s already doing it for Everton.

  14. pablo

    June 6, 2011 at 03:48

    Osman is worth far more than 3.5 million to Everton, the guy works his arse off. He’s a far better center midfielder than a winger,Norwich can kiss my hoop.

  15. Archie

    June 6, 2011 at 04:42

    Are you serious???

    Smaaaaall time sheep nonces trying to dictate about the best player at efc 2010/11????

    WTF???? Try Blackpool.

    Pat Van Den Hauwe

  16. allen

    June 6, 2011 at 05:00

    well said pablo cudn’t agree more !!

  17. Mick

    June 6, 2011 at 05:16

    Anyone who thinks Osman is not worth £3.5 hasn’t got a clue about football.

    Excellent first touch, good shooting ability with both feet, rarely gives it away, strong in the tackle and for his size is excellent in the air.

    He’s another player who is rated by his fellow pros more than the fans. Just because he’s not a flash Harry doesn’t mean he’s not worth more than £3.5.

    Jesus i hope Billy Kenwrong hasn’t heard we’ve knocked it back!

  18. Paul

    June 6, 2011 at 06:46

    Ossie is a Goodison stalwart. If he was 6’2 an scored the odd 30 yard screamer he’d walk into the IIINNNGGGGEEERRRLLLUUNNDD!!!! set up no problem, either that or sign for spurs.

  19. Bluenose

    June 6, 2011 at 09:29

    Did Delia cook this one up ???

    Not a chance, Moyes has gone on record saying he’d never sell Ossie or Hibbo. Ossie’s best season yet, put Arteta in the shade this year …… Mick agree with all but the last line, Blue Bill will knock it back !

  20. wilko

    June 6, 2011 at 16:52

    hes no pace but the lad can play if every player gave that same 100per cent we would be in the champions league keep him and tony hibs

  21. Dave the Rave

    June 6, 2011 at 19:21

    Osman, along with Baines, carried Everton second half of the season and was arguably our best player since Christmas. This offer IS laughable, far worse players are moving for far more money. You only have to look at how much we got for Vaughan…

  22. VIvo 1981

    June 6, 2011 at 22:05

    People people osman may have quick feet but the top and bottom of it is that he isnt good enough for everton ….. In a midfield with the likes of arteta, fellaini,coleman,cahill,rodwell,he isnt good enough to hold down a regular place, Id accept 4 million for him and be happy with that (whilst i was there id offer hibbert as part of the deal for FREE !!!!!!!!

  23. Sticky Toffee

    June 7, 2011 at 02:27

    Anyone who has played footy at a decent level knows the ability of Osman. Some people on here have made comments which show their complete lack of a basic knowledge of the game. Also, have a look at the stats on Osman and Peanuts this season and see who fairs better. Quality player drastically underestimated by the media and sections of the Everton crowd. He’s the type of player we desperatly need at the club. Committed, scores goals, sets them up and plays every game like it’s his last. The doubters need to think again…. or come back when you’ve 20 years playing at a decent level.

  24. Tru Blu

    June 7, 2011 at 09:35

    id have thought we would of sold him on a free transfer! shocking player!

  25. VIvo 1981

    June 7, 2011 at 21:18

    is sticky toffee actually the man himself LEON OSMAN …… You need to see the number of actal fans on here who all agree that osman isnt good enough …. If he was then he would be in the england squad with jags and baines not in our reserve squad picking up the scraps ….. watch some tapes and get back to me …. How many goals as Leon osman scored in how many appearances (DONT MAKE ME LAUGH )


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