According to Sky Sports, Everton are interested in signing free agent left-back Patrice Evra, but he is expected to join Premier League rivals West Ham United instead and Toffees fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
The former Manchester United full-back was sacked by Marseille earlier this season following an altercation with a supporter, and the 36-year-old is now looking for a new club as he can still play domestically despite being banned from UEFA club competitions until 2018, according to Sky Sports.
The Merseyside outfit have used Cuco Martina at left-back in place of the injured Leighton Baines, and Sam Allardyce and director of football Steve Walsh failed to bring in a more specialised player during the January transfer window despite the Goodison Park faithful believing it should have been one of their priorities.
Everton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the link, and while one said “Evra too old and slow now”, another said “Steve Walsh is a waste of space”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Can’t see anyone who would wanna join us at the minute..
— JLapham (@joelappo) February 6, 2018
Not like EFC to embarrass themselves.
— Bluescepticrealist (@scepticrealist) February 6, 2018
The transfer guru that is steve walsh chooses a 34year old free agent
— Peter (@PeterEllis7) February 6, 2018
We had all transfer window to sign a left back and claimed we couldn’t find one, but now that West Ham United want Patrice Evra, we do too. It’s bizarre. What does Steve Walsh actually do at the club? What’s his purpose? I haven’t seen anything to say that he should keep his job.
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) February 6, 2018
He's not good at his job, and shouldn't be a director of football. Hopefully he's removed from that position shortly.
— EvertonViking (@EvertonViking) February 6, 2018
Evra too old and slow now just like Baines. Plus cant Funes Mori play left back?
— Evertonian (@Evertonian786) February 7, 2018
Steve Walsh is a waste of space, two windows he hasn’t accomplished things in our most crucial areas
— Declan (@DeclanMartin16) February 6, 2018