I would defiantly agree that he has the potential to be atop player. When he first burst onto the scene for Everton, becoming theyoungest ever prem goal scorer at 16 from off the bench with a few minutesremaining against Crystal Palace (ironically), people straight away thought ofRooney and for many fans he filled the gap that a lot of us were still bitterabout. Vaughn has all the attributes to be a top striker, fast, strong, aggressive,good positioning, sometimes lacked the finish but that’s something that he willget better at with time and experience. A series of unfortunate injuries stunted his growth early on which stopped himbeing integrated into a semi regular role in the first team but he always hadthe right attitude as well as the core attributes he has to make a successful careerfor himself. He has always been a part of the England set up for good reasonand if he stays injury free and gets experience there is no doubt in my mindthat he will become at the very least an accomplished premier league striker. I think I speak for all Evertonians here by saying that genuinely wish him goodluck and hope he makes good of himself, he gave us something to hope for againafter Rooney leaving, he got a great attitude and gives nothing less than 100%.
At the end of the say Osman''s value to Everton is a lot morethan his value to Norwich (as well as most other teams for that matter)For Everton he is a hugely experienced player in the top flight, really goodsquad player, good attitude, has been at the club for 10 years and reflects theclubs ethos. For Norwich he would add some valuable prem experience and may or may notimprove the team/fit in effectively to Norwich''s style of play. Taking in consideration his age and the risk of a new player becoming a successin a new team, clubs may rightly or wrongly value Osman at £3-6mil. For Evertonhowever (at least to me as an Everton fan) he would be worth more because ofhis importance to our team and the role he plays in our club on and of thepitch.For example, take the Lescott situation, was Lescott worth £24mil?? £7millionmore than Dani Alvez? Obviously not. However on the back of a 5th spot finishand an FA Cup final, going into the season with only 2 fit centre back’s(Lescott being one of them) his intangible value to Everton was huge, resultingin a hugely inflated transfer fee.Therefore it could be suggested that the value of Osman to Everton is more thenwhat could be realistically expected of Norwich (or most other clubs) to payout. In conclusion I think Norwich could get better value for their money elsewhereand that’s in no way a discredit to Osman as a player, if anything it’s acompliment to how highly he is held amongst Evertonians and club alike.
P.S. I have family in Norwich and have been there manytimes, I didn''t see anyone with webbedhands and I’m sure when you come to Goodison you’ll leave with your hub caps intact.Good look with the next season, and I hope Vaughny manages to full-fill hispotential (just not when he plays against us!)