Smith Heads To Goodison!

Last updated : 08 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
The Chronicle repoerts: "It is understood the versatile Yorkshireman spent yesterday in the North West after the Toffeemen agreed a fee in the region of £3m for his services.

"Keegan denied all knowledge of Everton's interest but since then they appear to have forced through a deal.

"When reports of David Moyes' interest first emerged this week, a £1.5m price tag was mooted. That seemed unrealistic, and it now appears the Scot will pay twice that for the services of a player he has long admired."

So where does that leave Newcastle for striker options?

Obafemi Martins is expected to face Valencia tomorrow but it will be his first game since a 45-minute run-out against Hartlepool United.

Since then he has had a knee problem and briefly returned to Nigeria following the death of his mother.

Michael Owen has not played at all since the end of last season due to a calf problem and will not do so again until the August 17 trip to Old Trafford.