According to Mundo Deportivo, Everton want to sign Espanyol captain David Lopez in this summer’s transfer window.
The Toffees were first credited with an interest in Lopez in January, while Newcastle United are also believed to be admirers of the 28-year-old.
It is being reported that Everton are ready to reignite their interest this summer, with Lopez high on Marco Silva’s list of priorities ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.
The Spaniard is contracted to his Catalan club until the end of the 2019-2020 campaign, and he was in impressive form last season – scoring once in 43 appearances in all competitions.
The fact that Lopez, who is valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, can play in both defence and midfield, meanwhile, makes him an attractive proposition for Everton.
The Merseyside club’s supporters, however, are not confident that their team has what it takes to complete a deal for Lopez this summer.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction can be seen below:
West Ham’s next signing then?
— Andy E (@AndyE1878) July 15, 2018
I dont believe anything the echo says about everton and no one else shouuld either
— kennyj (@kennyj47308063) July 16, 2018
Yet another one but I guess by Wednesday he will sign for someone else and EFC will have another 5 interests …. same old same old
— Gary Russell (@GaryRussell3) July 15, 2018
Again, another player we were linked to, and in for apparently, whilst Walsh & Sam was at the club. Can’t see there being any truth to that now…
— Aide Dews (@AidyDews) July 15, 2018
That makes it 38 players linked in a few weeks ???? guess we wait and see who walks in tree door ?
— Martin O’Sullivan (@ToffeeWraps) July 15, 2018
But will end up with Kieran Richardson for 1.5 mil
— Michael Wilson (@mprwilson) July 15, 2018
— Andy Dufresne (@BlueDufresne) July 15, 2018