Everton fans react on Twitter to reported interest in PL forward
By Derek Smithson
Everton are reportedly lining up a move for Leicester forward Jamie Vardy – and the club’s supporters are divided on Twitter about a potential move.
The Daily Express claim that the Toffees are eyeing the 30-year-old, despite the England International only signing a new £100,000-a-week deal last summer with the Foxes.
The report details that Ronald Koeman’s side are eyeing Vardy as a potential replacement for their star striker Romelu Lukaku, who is subject to a £100million tug of war between Manchester United and Chelsea.
Vardy is renowned for his tireless work-rate and blistering pace in attack, making him a different player to Lukaku.
He helped Leicester remarkably win the Premier League in the 2015/16 campaign and followed that up wth 16 goals across all competitions last season.
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Everton fans are undecided about a potential swoop for the Foxes fan favourite as some feel he could help bolster their frontline, while others don’t believe he is good enough for Goodison Park.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
If Everton sign Jamie Vardy they will regret it
— ONLY EFC ME (@Theboysil) June 4, 2017
Why replace? Why not play alongside?
— ToffeeDoug (@toffeedoug) June 3, 2017
Why r we bein linked to players on the decline of career?Don't want Rooney r Vardy. Want some1 who can last a 4 ur contact productively #EFC
— Schneiderigurdsson (@Thekidsbrokeit) June 4, 2017
I'm looking forward to vardy upfront for the blues.
— . (@Alexander_Ev_17) June 4, 2017
Wouldn't want Vardy in an Everton shirt ever. Not good enough. If true we need to aim a lot higher! #EFC
— PickfordsGlove (@MarshyEFC) June 4, 2017
Vardy has enjoyed the fairytale rise of non-league to Premier League football during his career and is now considered one of England’s most senior forward.
He has scored 66 goals in 192 appearances and has become a crucial player during their top flight stay.
Everton may be forced to find a new talisman in attack if Lukaku leaves and he will leave a huge void behind after scoring 26 goals last season.
The Toffees finished seventh-placed in the league table last year and are keen to break into the Champions Leauge spots under Koeman, but will need a prolifc goalscorer if they are to do so.
In other Everton transfer news, they are in the race to sign a French midfield wonderkid.