Jan 10, 2014, 4:25 PM EST
Hull City will discuss personal terms with the 28-year-old Croatian in the coming days.
It is very unusual for a team to disclose publicly any transfer news prior to the completion of any deal, which includes both fee and contract terms.
However, with both parties releasing the information, it’s safe to assume the deal is nearly complete.
The Mirror is attempting to report the transfer fee, but have made a mess of it. According to the Mirror’s David Anderson, the fee is believed to be in the range of £5.25 million ($8.7 million). But Anderson‘s Mirror colleague Darren Lewis says £6.5 million ($10.7 million) with the potential to raise to £7.5 million ($12.4 million).
Either way, that’s a heck of a haul for a third string striker who’s made just five Premier League starts this season.
Despite impressing during the beginning of his Everton tenure in January of 2012, Jelavic has never been able to solidify a long-term place in Everton’s attack.
This season especially, he’s been shoved aside by the imposing Romelu Lukaku and with the arrival of Roberto Martinez in the manager position, he brought with him Aroune Kone from Wigan who supplanted Jelavic in the pecking order as well.
Current Hull frontman Yaya Sanogo, bought from Evian this summer, has produced just two goals in his 18 Hull appearances, and it’s no surprise that Steve Bruce is looking elsewhere for strike options with little behind Sanogo.
An outstanding defensive record have the recently promoted club in a surprising 10th place in the Premier League table, but an inconsistent attack will leave supporters worried about the season’s second half.
Purchased from Rangers for around £5.5 million ($9 million), Jelavic has made 69 Everton appearances (50 starts), scoring 21 goals and assisting six others. He scored nine of those goals in his first 13 appearances with the Toffees, leading them to a nine-match unbeaten run to finish the 2012 season.
Dec 28, 2014, 10:00 PM EST
Jonjo Shelvey is apparently “lazy” and lacks focus on the field, and Garry Monk is tired of it.
Dec 28, 2014, 8:00 PM EST
A point against Chelsea was nice, but Southampton have passed a much bigger test of late.
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Dec 28, 2014, 7:30 PM EST
Two games in 48 hours — too much and managers/players have a point, or not a big deal and they should stop whining?
Dec 28, 2014, 7:00 PM EST
Three straight league losses and Roberto Martinez is beginning to feel the heat just a bit.
Dec 28, 2014, 6:00 PM EST
In the last Premier League game of 2014, Liverpool host Swansea.
Dec 28, 2014, 4:40 PM EST
Harry wants Aguero, presumably because he’s already signed every other player in the world.
Dec 28, 2014, 4:23 PM EST
It’s a super talented bunch with loads of top-notch prospects.
Dec 28, 2014, 3:35 PM EST
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Dec 28, 2014, 3:19 PM EST
Could Alan Pardew be heading home to London?
Dec 28, 2014, 2:28 PM EST
The final heavy match day in the Premier League for 2014 had goals, ejections, upsets and disallowed scores.
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Dec 28, 2014, 1:44 PM EST
It was a poor call in our books, but it stands.
Dec 28, 2014, 1:12 PM EST
Newcastle moved back above Everton and into 10th place on the table with 23 points. The Toffees are in 12th with 21.
Dec 28, 2014, 12:28 PM EST
The entire R’s family has joined the world in hoping for the best, as 162 people are missing.
Dec 28, 2014, 12:19 PM EST
Mourinho claims Chelsea are being victimized for simulation, as Fabregas denied penalty kick.
Dec 28, 2014, 12:11 PM EST
They’re still bottom of the table, but not by much anymore.
Dec 28, 2014, 12:09 PM EST
The point Sunderland pulls four points clear of the drop zone, while Aston Villa is a point above the Black Cats.
Dec 28, 2014, 12:03 PM EST
City remains three points back of Chelsea, and now sit 7 points ahead of No. 3 Manchester United.
Dec 28, 2014, 11:59 AM EST
There was little for fans to latch onto at Loftus Road, and it appropriately ended goalless.
Dec 28, 2014, 11:59 AM EST
What stood out from the clash at St Mary’s? Here’s three things.
Dec 28, 2014, 11:55 AM EST
One quality goal from the Stoke forward plus one lucky one meant West Brom slumped to yet another defeat.
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