As reported by The Mirror, Everton have made Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy their number one target in the summer transfer window.
The England international, who has scored 15 goals for the Foxes this season in all competitions, is said by the paper to be at the top of the Toffees’ transfer wishlist after a recruitment meeting at the club last week.
Director of Football at Goodison Park Steve Walsh is said to be the player’s biggest admirer at Everton and is willing to hand the player a £150,000-a-week contract to make the switch.
It’s not news that has been particularly well received by Everton supporters who feel that the cost involved to bring him to Merseyside and the player’s age makes this a deal not worth pursuing.
Set to turn 32 next January, they might have a point, although he has consistently reached double figures for goals in the English Premier League over the past few seasons.
Should Everton make a move for the player?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Don't want him
— michael summers (@michael29299549) March 4, 2018
Thank god for that.
— Mark Murphy (@Mark56692811) March 4, 2018
Thw fee he will cost for a near 32 year ild who score about 14 season will be stupid.We have a scouting system havent we.Its time they actually do what they get paid for.Or hire a decent scout system
— tony (@tonyf_efc) March 4, 2018
Jamie Vardy’s Premier League scoring record for since 2014.
Apart from the year he won the league, it’s a pretty average return.
Oh, and he’s 31 now.
— Earl Grey (@EarlGrey_79) March 4, 2018
Too old for me !
— John david wick (@Johnbigwicka) March 4, 2018
I hope not, send out young Lookman & bring in a 31 year old,more going backwards
— toffee carper (@LThe1) March 4, 2018
He’s defo not the answer… we need a squad capable of playing footy
— roger mellie (@platty1878) March 4, 2018
We don’t play a style of football that would get the best out of Vardy. Besides if we wanted to play with a lone, quick striker,why don’t we just play Walcott up top? His best scoring form at Arsenal was as a striker. Why waste the money on Vardy?
— Jon (@jdwilliams15) March 4, 2018
Steve Walsh should be out of a job by now. Total fraud.
Here we are…another high-profile player from the most expensive league in the world with no resale value who will probably cost £35m+ and £130k a week in wages.
— Craig Rimmer (@_cr_90) March 4, 2018
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