Fans of Everton have been reacting to the latest on the transfer link between the Toffees and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez.
According to AS, as cited by Sport Witness, the Merseyside club has enquired over acquiring the services of the Colombian midfielder for next season and the Spanish side is ready to let him leave, which fans reacted to.
?Everton along with Man United, Napoli + Juventus are all interested in signing James Rodriguez. Everton have enquired about Rodriguez and Madrid are ready to let him leave as he is not in Zidane’s plans for next season (Source – AS via @Sport_Witness) pic.twitter.com/Ds7pQW8QSy
Sign him up quickly, Marcel!
— Everton Four (@EvertonFourIG) April 7, 2020
James crossing balls into the box like this for Richy and DCL .. PLEASE ?? pic.twitter.com/oeNfxIhJgx
— Christian Torres (@C_Torres21) April 7, 2020
Rodriguez, Arias & Mina…we will have our own South American cartel ??
— willzy91 EFC ?? (@jarrodwills) April 7, 2020
Would you be happy if Everton signed James Rodriguez from Real Madrid for £40 million in the summer?
Yes, would be a good move
No, could get better for that
This season, Rodriguez has been the 13th-best performer for the Santiago Bernabeu side in La Liga with a 6.87/10 average match rating (per WhoScored).
According to Sport Witness’ report, though, Manchester United, Juventus and Napoli also have an interest in acquiring the services of the 28-year-old midfielder. Despite the links to various European clubs, fans continued to react to the rumours.
I just don’t see how this is a good move. Would cost us £40m-50m up front and huge wages. He’ll be 29 in three months, so there’s no sell-on value. Using that money to sign a highly rated CM who is 6-7 years younger makes so much more sense.
— Josh Wilbert (@joshwilbert1) April 8, 2020
I want him and that but I don’t see how he fits the system, in a 442 with it being the 2 strikers that get forward, not a number 10.
— EFC.Cain (@efc_cain) April 7, 2020
Could be that righted sided left footer we keep getting linked with
— Wayne Harbert (@WayneHarbs) April 7, 2020
What do we think?
While the Colombian has only featured in seven league games for his Spanish club so far this season, his 6.87/10 average rating (per WhoScored) proves that he still has talent.
However, it seems that while many Everton fans seem to find his abilities undeniable, some are unsure on how he would fit into Carlo Ancelotti’s system.