Reported Everton target Joe Bryan scored as Bristol City recorded a famous 2-1 win against Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup at Ashton Gate on Wednesday night, and Toffees fans were quick to have their say on the left-back’s display.
According to reports by Football Insider on Wednesday, the Merseyside outfit and Premier League rivals Newcastle United are ready to go head-to-head in the battle to sign the 24-year-old during the January transfer window.
The attack-minded full-back – who can also play as a wing-back or further forward – netted from a brilliant strike against the Red Devils on Wednesday to set his side on their way to the victory, and he now has four goals and two assists to his name in 24 appearances in all competitions this term.
Everton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Bryan’s display, and while one described him as the “perfect replacement for Leighton Baines”, another said he “would fit straight in”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Absolutely brilliant tonight in both boxes. Would fit straight in .
— Bluescepticrealist (@scepticrealist) December 20, 2017
Was just thinking that when watching the game. I rate him highly
— Ambassador for Brexit Football (@mcmanusbanks) December 21, 2017
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) December 20, 2017
Sign him up
— paul_efc (@paul_rule) December 20, 2017
Hmm. Just add another 10m to his fee 😂
— Hywel Pritchard (@hywelpritchard) December 20, 2017
Joe Bryan at Bristol City is a young Leighton Baines if ever I saw one #EFC
— James Murphy (@MurphsJplace) December 20, 2017
@Everton lets get Joe Bryan in please
— Jon Darwen (@DJ_JonDarwen) December 21, 2017
@everton we need a long term replacement for bainesy, Joe Bryan looks like a decent player dosen’t he 👀
— Jason (@hictor118) December 21, 2017
And time for Everton to cash up for Joe Bryan. Looks like a perfect replacement for Leighton Baines.
— Swedish Evertonian (@EFCswe) December 20, 2017
@Everton sign Joe Bryan
— Barkley (@thomas_cgab) December 20, 2017
Sign Joe Bryan @Everton
— Matt Hammond (@MhammondMatt) December 20, 2017