‘Going backwards, 'Total fraud' - Everton fans fume after reports top summer target identified
Everton have been linked with a summer move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy according to a report in The Mirror.
The UK newspaper revealed that the club’s director of football Steve Walsh outlined the Toffees recruitment drive for the summer during a meeting and that the Foxes forward was their number one target.
But supporters of the Goodison Park outfit were unhappy with the rumours and felt that a move for the attacker would not pay-off.
Fans pointed to the player’s age as the reason why any transfer should be avoided while others questioned how the 31-year-old would even fit into the way that the team plays – commenting on their lack of ambition going forward.
Considering that Vardy continued to perform at a consistent level since his rise to stardom from Fleetwood Town, the reaction that the potential transfer had was a surprising one.
The Foxes forward was irresistible throughout the Midlands club title-winning season, spearheading the attack and notching up 28 goals in the process and has reproduced that in the seasons following.
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Pace, ability to finish, the forward seems to have it all – apart from time on his side as he approaches the twilight of his career – but that hasn’t stopped him from netting 15 times so far in all competitions.
Everton have been crying out for an all-out goalscorer in what has been a dismal campaign for the club but seemingly Vardy is not the answer.
Here is a selection of supporter reactions on social media to the latest transfer rumour:
A 31 year old striker, I mean please
— Craig (@ctayts) March 4, 2018
Too old for me !
— John david wick (@Johnbigwicka) March 4, 2018
Agree will be looking excess of 45m for two seasons max
— RICH (@currill1878) March 4, 2018
It's our central defence not strikers
— William Bentley (@efywbent) March 4, 2018
I hope not, send out young Lookman & bring in a 31 year old,more going backwards
— toffee carper (@LThe1) March 4, 2018
Vardy playing centre half next season?!
— Ross Brown (@brown_ross) March 4, 2018
Steve Walsh should be out of a job by now. Total fraud.
Here we are…another high-profile player from the most expensive league in the world with no resale value who will probably cost £35m+ and £130k a week in wages.
— Craig Rimmer (@_cr_90) March 4, 2018
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