What The Papers Say - 10 September

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New Blue Salomon Rondon spoke with the Liverpool Echo after his first week at USM Finch Farm.

The Venezuela man and Assistant Manager Duncan Ferguson have a unique fact in common. They are the only two players in the history of the Premier League to score a hat-trick of headed goals.

Rondon spoke of his first interaction with the Everton Giant in training.

"Yeah, he said to the team, 'Hey guys, look here. The only two players to score a hat-trick of headers in the Premier League'," Rondon told the newspaper.

"I remember that moment, scoring three headers against Swansea and afterwards I found out that there were only two players to score a hat-trick of headers.

"It is a pleasure to be part of the history of the Premier League.

"Duncan said, 'Look, I am one and here's the other one'. He was joking [around] but it was fantastic."

From one summer signing to the next, Andros Townsend has spoken with talkSPORT and how he has been blown away with the impact Demarai Gray has made so far in an Everton shirt.

"I remember Demarai Gray coming through and being the next best thing at Leicester," the 30-year-old told the radio station.

“He was sharp, he was direct, and, yes, he maybe lost his way a little bit, for one reason or another with off the field issues, but he’s still the same Demarai Gray who burst through the scene at Leicester.

“And with a manager like Rafa, who leaves no stone unturned, who wants to improve every aspect of the player it’s a match made in heaven and you’re starting to see that already with the form of Demarai Gray.

“It’s probably one of the bargains of the summer. Listen, Messi has gone to PSG for free so that says a lot about how Demarai Gray has started.”