By Harvey Byrne
There have been reports that Everton are keen on a swap deal involving Ross Barkley and Moussa Sissoko, but Tottenham fans have been divided by the deal.
The Sunday People claimed on Saturday morning that Toffees boss Ronald Koeman was keen on taking the 27-year-old France international to Goodison Park in part-exchange for the out of form Barkley.
The Dutch manager was close to signing the former Newcastle attacker in the summer before Spurs came in with a last minute swoop on deadline day at a pricey £30million.
However, despite the mega fee Sissoko has so far failed to live up to the tag with just two assists from his first 14 appearances for the club.
But, fans are starting to see improvements in the player’s form and after a 33 minute cameo against Manchester United he has now split the fanbase.
Some believe on social media that the club should cut their ties with the experienced attacker, while others believe that he’s coming good and deserves more time.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I have just put the Everton training ground in to my Sat Nav now where do I pick Sissoko up from and at what time??
— Dave Jones (@midgalleydave) December 24, 2016
TBH I'd rather keep sissoko. He's improving and when he plays well he plays well as we've seen at euros and at old Trafford.
— Alex (@alex_toft) December 24, 2016
Not A Good Move.
— Λm̶e̶y̶ S̳urve (@ameyyiddo17) December 24, 2016
let's hope this is true 🙏
— Jason Pearce (@jason_pearce) December 24, 2016
@MirrorFootball both yes and no he has been good in the last few matches but barkley is a very good player aswll.
— Hugo #VarOut (@Hugoolul) December 23, 2016
— Michael Donkor (@mikyonehotspur) December 24, 2016
I won't take it. Sissoko just found his form and is settling into the team quite well. #COYS
— MODE (@mode992) December 24, 2016
Swap Sissoko for Barkley #COYS No brainer
— Geo The Yid (@georgiebhoy36) December 24, 2016
Why would Poch swap £30 mill sissoko for atm £15 mill barkley. Especially as sissoko is now starting to kick in. Lazy journos. #coys
— Martin. 🏴🇬🇧 (@martygee56) December 24, 2016
Sissoko will be keen to earn some more match time over the Christmas period with clashes against Southampton, Watford and Chelsea coming up in the space of seven days.
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