Loads of Everton fans have been reacting to the latest transfer news, as it looks like Cuco Martina could join Ashley Williams at Stoke City.
According to Football Insider, Martina is “closing in” on a season-long switch to Stoke.
The 28 year-old is unlikely to see any playing time at Everton with Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman returning to full fitness and Lucas Digne joining in the summer, and the Toffees are “happy to let him leave”.
The former Southampton man, whose Premier League highlight was that incredible long-range goal in the Saints’ 4-0 win over Arsenal, played 28 times for the Toffees last season.
While Martina is definitely not up to the standard required at Everton, the flying full back always gave 100 per cent, something that could not be said for Williams.
Marcel Brands and Marco Silva are hard at work trying to reduce the oversized squad and wage bill, and getting Martina off the books for a season is another smart move from the pair.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Stoke playing an absolute blinder for us this season.
— Les Roberts (@lesroberts77) August 16, 2018
— Tom Dumbell (@TommyDumbell) August 16, 2018
The Martina and Williams dream team! That’s Stoke doomed to the lower leagues for the foreseeable future! 😂
— Ian Irvine (@irvine75) August 16, 2018
Good luck martina, chucked into the deep end in a position you were clearly uncomfortable in! But you tried and gave 100%. No it wasnt the best but you gave your all so thanks for the effort 👍
— Shaun Davies (@ShaunChiefEFC) August 16, 2018
I don’t think he was that bad … actually a good defender … but very one footed and we throw him to the wolves playing him on the left .. he got on with it never moaned took the abuse . Thank you cuco for plugging a hole when nobody else would or could .
— ross corcoran (@dirtyrosey) August 16, 2018
Shame, thought he were going to be amazing this year, bombing forward and providing those quality crosses 🙄🙄😂😂😂😂
— Phil Buxton (@pbucko78) August 16, 2018
Good move for everyone
— Kevin Hodnett (@KevinHodnett2) August 16, 2018
Cuco Martina being sent out on loan is confirmation that Marcel Brands is a magician.
— Everton Fans Corner (@EFCFansCorner_) August 16, 2018