Supporters of Everton have been reacting to transfer talk which linked the Toffees with Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze.
— The Gwladys Street (@TheGwladysSt) March 29, 2020
Makes me feel like I support a small club now that he said West Ham
— EFC.Cain (@efc_cain) March 29, 2020
Obviously knows nothing about football if he fits Everton in the same bracket as West Ham the crab!
— Tommy D (@TommyD24464914) March 29, 2020
No thanks it’s not 2013
— Paul Dwyer (@pdefc84) March 29, 2020
Would you be happy if the Toffees signed Mario Gotze in the next transfer window?
Yes, would be a good move
No, should go to West Ham
Over the duration of the season so far, the 27-year-old has been the seventh-worst performer for Dortmund in the Bundesliga with a 6.49/10 average rating (per WhoScored).
Having bagged three goals and no assists in 13 appearances in the league to earn the rating (per WhoScored), Everton fans continued to air their displeasure with the transfer talk.
— Ree$ (@ReesJones99) March 29, 2020
That sounds like an insult
— Alex Peace (@the_alexpeace) March 29, 2020
West Ham’s a shout
— nath?? (@hesBrazilian) March 29, 2020
What do we think?
As can be judged from the responses, while some fans stated that they do not want the player, more were frustrated by the notion that the Toffees and West Ham are similar clubs.
However, with Everton’s squad holding a higher market value (£454.23m) than the Hammers’ (£316.58m) according to Transfermarkt, perhaps it is clear that the Merseyside club should be held in higher regard.