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Micah Richards says Everton have a player in their ranks who’s ‘right up there’ in terms of consistency

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Micah Richards says Everton have a player in their ranks who’s ‘right up there’ in terms of consistency

Everton captain Seamus Coleman has been named one of the top 10 bargains in Premier League history by Match of the Day.

The 32-year-old has been a superb servant for the Toffees since moving to Goodison Park from Sligo Rovers in 2009.

Coleman, who only cost Everton £60,000, has clocked up a mighty 342 competitive appearances in all competitions, registering 26 goals and 30 assists.

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BBC Sport pundit Micah Richards named the Republic of Ireland international at number nine on his list, while Alan Shearer had him at fourth place.

“He should probably be further down the list but he hasn’t won anything,” Richards told BBC Sport. “I like my bargains to win something.

“In terms of consistency of performance he is right up there, but he doesn’t get the assists that Trent Alexander-Arnold or Andy Robertson get, so that’s why he wouldn’t be further down my list.”

 

Shearer replied: “There isn’t any harm in not winning anything, Micah!

“He has had a serious injury, but the number of games he’s played for the fee says it all. The Everton fans love him.”

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Coleman has long been recognised as a bargain, to the point that the Liverpool Echo jokingly wondered in 2013 whether the deal “bordered on a spot of daylight robbery”.

As Shearer says, the amount of games he’s played shows how important he has been to Everton for the last decade, and he’ll no doubt go down as a club legend.

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