Date: 10th February 2020 at 12:20pm
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Supporters of Everton have fumed over a ‘transfer message’ which has been sent from the Toffees’ former manager Sam Allardyce to Carlo Ancelotti.

As reported by the Liverpool Echo, with quotes relayed from his punditry on BT Sport, the club’s former gaffer stated that Ancelotti will likely want to sign a central defender and a central midfielder, which had some fans unhappy that he was weighing in.

Was Sam Allardyce correct in his estimation that Carlo Ancelotti would want to sign a central defender and midfielder?

Yes, that is where we need new faces

Yes, that is where we need new faces

No, we need to strengthen elsewhere

No, we need to strengthen elsewhere

Allardyce is still clearly not a well-liked man in Merseyside following his time at the helm of the Goodison Park club (per The Guardian), although the response here may be a little harsh.

The post makes it sound like Allardyce has made a suggestion with his ‘transfer message’, however, he merely suggested where Ancelotti probably “would want to strengthen”, implying that the Italian will already have his ideas – though fans fumed regardless.

What do we think?

While many Everton fans were quick to dismiss what Allardyce had to say on where Ancelotti would likely want to strengthen, he was not wrong in his estimation.

With Michael Keane averaging just a 6.73/10 match rating this season and Gylfi Sigurdsson not faring much better with a 6.74/10, compared to the players who the former England gaffer praised in Richarlison (7.35/10) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (6.9/10) (as per WhoScored), he may not be wrong.