Everton posted a quote from manager Sam Allardyce about Seamus Coleman, rated at €15m (£13.4m) according to Transfermarkt, on the club’s official Twitter account on Thursday, and Toffees fans were quick to react.
☘️ | 'Sixty grand, Sixty grand…'
— Everton (@Everton) March 8, 2018
The Republic of Ireland international has returned to the first team in recent weeks following almost a year on the sidelines after he suffered a double leg break while playing for his country in 2017, and Allardyce has obviously been pleased with his performances and the impact he has made, while the Goodison Park faithful have enjoyed his link up with Theo Walcott on the right.
The 29-year-old right-back picked up an assist for Cenk Tosun’s goal in his side’s 2-1 defeat against Burnley at Turf Moor last weekend, with his manager labelling him as “the complete footballer”.
Everton supporters have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the quotes, and while one said “Fat Sam FINALLY got something right”, another said “I can’t stand listening to this man speak about our players”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Iwan (@iwaneds) March 8, 2018
Totally agree with Allardyce for once now taxi 🚕 please!!!
— Anto efc 1878 (@Anthony19701331) March 8, 2018
I can't stand listening to this man speak about our players. I honestly never thought i'd see the day.
— Gavin Melling (@GPMelling) March 8, 2018
Imagine if he was allowed to play how he can and should. Instead you have strangled the talent we have and loaned our or sold talent we should have kept then getting us to play negative tactics!
— Andy (@howiseeit4) March 8, 2018
Think that's the only thing that's come out of Allardyce's mouth that I've agreed with!🙄😂
Sam's got to go! We need a manager to take us forward, we're going backwards & it's embarrassing!
Let's show a bit of ambition for next season!
— 💙Jags6 ⚽️ EFC 💙 (@BlueSarah1878) March 8, 2018
Yay… Fat Sam FINALLY got something right.
— Dicey (@dicey69) March 8, 2018