As much as I hate to say it, this is the simple cold hard truth, if we want a classy striker then we need to sell somebody on, who, is another matter.
If we had to choose I think Rodwell would be my choice for the following reasons:
1) We have several players in that position who can all do a good job and at the minute Rodwell is only a fringe player so we shouldn't miss him too much:
2) His main competition in Fellaini for me is already where Rodwell will be in a few years.
In my opinion he has the ability to take his place amongst the best to ever pull on a blue shirt. He has got something like I have never seen in an Everton shirt before, probably more to do with the modern game but the lad is quality and for me if we have any European ambitions next season we need to keep our best here and now players rather than players that may take another season or two to come through.
If we get into Europe the season after next that alone will generate enough to buy a few decent players. From what's been speculated so far clubs seem to be willing to pay silly money for Rodders and the money that is being touted is ridiculous for an unproven kid. We only have to look back at what the money from Rooney did for us.
All in all I would love to see Rodders stay as let's face it he is going to be a world beater one day, but if we have to sell then I think Rodders is the best option, along with Yak and Yobo.
Chris County Durham
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