According to reports in the Liverpool Echo, Everton manager Sam Allardyce has refused to rule out the possibility of the club selling winger Ademola Lookman this summer, and Toffees fans have been quick to have their say on his comments.
Speaking about the future of the highly-rated attacker, who is rated at £6.3m by Transfermarkt and was struggling for first-team minutes prior to a January loan move to RB Leipzig, the 63-year-old said: “Everybody has a price so if the price goes to where we think we should accept it then I would recommend it.”
The quotes come after the German club expressed an interest in bringing the 20-year-old to the Bundesliga on a permanent basis following a successful loan spell in the second-half of the current campaign, in which he has scored two goals in seven appearances.
Everton supporters, who have expressed their annoyance on Twitter at Lookman’s impressive form, took to social media to give their thoughts on the news, and while one said “get Allardyce out now”, another described it as the “final straw”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Allardyce quotes about Lookman show worrying lack of forward thinking. Makes it sound like #EFC are basically making decisions – and poor decisions at that – off the cuff.
— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) April 20, 2018
Urgghhh we don't know talent when we literally have it in front of our faces.
— Daniel Beswick (@DGBeswick1) April 20, 2018
@Everton can we have saladyce out before he sells lookman please. The fume if he sells him then gets sacked will be huge.
— John efc (@jsm1328) April 20, 2018
— David Jones – DJ (@david83jones) April 20, 2018
I hope this is some kind of joke
— goodisonblue💙💙 (@goodisonblue2) April 20, 2018
Just entertaining that lookman goes is enough. The longer he is there the worse it will get. Again this is a “I was right again” moment from Sam, does it every week, think he lives in a parallel universe and gets confused with reality
— Phil Donaldson (@phildonaldson74) April 20, 2018
— Mike Leslie (@PtkToffee) April 20, 2018
Get rid of allardyce now!
— tony_rutherford (@tony_rutherford) April 20, 2018
I can’t believe them comments.
— steg 🐘 (@InvictusEFC) April 20, 2018
Wtf!!!! He just hasn't got a clue!!! Go now Sam!!!!!
— Rich EFC (@Tuchanpenzance) April 20, 2018
Crazy, I’m speechless #efc
— Anwen Edwards (@AlfaLady) April 20, 2018