Fans of Everton have been reacting to the latest report on the Toffees’ supposed interest in signing Adrien Rabiot from Juventus.
As reported by Tuttomercatoweb, the total outlay of any move to sign the French midfielder could prove to be incredibly costly for the Toffees.
Due to the Old Lady being after around €30m (£26.8m) for the midfielder’s transfer and also his large contract of €7m (£6.3m) per year plus bonuses, the cost of a deal including his contract would seem to be astronomical.
According to Tuttomercatoweb’s calculations, any transfer of Rabiot would cost a potential buyer in the region of €60-70m (£53.6-62.6m) in total.
Arsenal and Manchester United were also touted as possible destinations for the former Paris Saint-Germain man in the report.
The Toffees have been linked with the midfielder for a number of months now, as Sport Mediaset drew a transfer link between the club and the player in January.
However, a fee of €25m (£22.3m) was touted in the initial report.
After the latest on the link with the Frenchman was shared to Everton supporters on social media (via @ToffeeTVEFC), though, fans aired their reactions.
— Toffee TV (@ToffeeTVEFC) June 3, 2020
No thank you ?
— David Graham (@DavidG3FC) June 4, 2020
With Rabiot having three seasons left on his contract following the conclusion of this term and a market value of £22.95m (per Transfermarkt), a €30m (£26.8m) fee does not seem to be over the odds.
Deluded if they think they’re getting that sort of money ?
— EFCTweeter (@EFCTweeter1878) June 3, 2020
— Gary Holmes (@homsey73) June 3, 2020
However, the touted fee may seem a little extortionate when considering Juventus signed the midfielder from PSG on a free transfer last summer (per Transfermarkt).
Over his 17 league appearances as a Juve player, though, Rabiot has picked up a 6.7/10 average rating which has made him the seventh-worst performer for the club in Serie A (per WhoScored).
Irrespective of the cost, would you be pleased if the Toffees signed Adrien Rabiot?
No, he's not good enough
Yes, he's a quality player
Please Nope!! A problematic personality and a Manager (his mother) an heavy presence
— The Italian Toffees Wall (@ItToffeesWall) June 3, 2020
— peter farrell (@pefarrell) June 3, 2020
However, while many fans aired that they were keen to avoid the player, one supporter raised the point that the touted fee was including the player’s contract and not just how much Juventus were asking for.
The graphic is but the tweet is completely wrong, Juventus aren’t asking for anywhere near that
— Neil (@NeilA1878) June 3, 2020
As can be seen in most of the responses from Everton supporters, though, they are not keen on the idea of the Toffees recruiting the French midfielder in the next transfer window.