Loads of Everton fans have been reacting to a potentially huge transfer update, as reports claim the Toffees are chasing Colombian World Cup star Wilmar Barrios.
According to AS Argentina, Everton are ready to make a move for Barrios in January, and the player is willing to join.
The report says Everton have been tracking the tough-tackling midfielder for some time, and the interest has perhaps intensified due to PSG’s reported interest in Idrissa Gueye.
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Like Gueye, Barrios is best known for his ability to break up play, and he is averaging a remarkable 4.2 tackles per game for Boca Juniors this season, while also committing 3.8 fouls per game.
The 25 year-old was sensational for Colombia at the World Cup, and he completely bossed the midfield against England, completing 82 per cent of his passes and making four tackles.
He also exchanged a few words and elbows with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, something it seems Everton fans haven’t forgotten about.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
This Wílmar Barrios is the one who butted Henderson in the World Cup and got sent off in the Copa Lib final. He’ll do for me.
— Paul (@ki1bride89) January 7, 2019
Barrios is better, Gueye won’t play at PSG?
— Jay Howard (@Jayhoward1878) January 7, 2019
Very similar player to gana, we definitely wouldn’t play both so maybe there was something in the gana to PSG rumours
— Toff (@SDSfootball98) January 6, 2019
All for it if he can be an upgrade on what we have already because we certainly need improvement in our midfield.
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) January 7, 2019
— EverythingEverton (@everton61888788) January 6, 2019
If he was any good, Liverpool would have him.
— liontamer (@neilson_stuart) January 7, 2019
Cracking player…! A real combative midfielder with a tough streak…would be a great addition if true….
— Kieran buckley (@Kieranbuckley5) January 6, 2019
Bit of bite in are midfield, bit of nastiness in to midfield and depth
— James Andrews (@stiflerbaby007) January 7, 2019
A bit of strength and pace to the midfield, not a bad passer of the ball too. Would help Gomes a lot. Wouldn’t mind Bruno Fernandes as well ?
— Leigh Parry (@Leigh_R_Parry) January 7, 2019
@mike1014131 this would be incredible. The Colombian Kante.
— Jay (@JayTeddy13) January 6, 2019
Yes, yes it was. SIGN HIM UP MARCEL
— Matt (@africansunset73) January 6, 2019
If the Barrios link pans out, he will be welcomed by all blues purely because of the "head-butt" (!) on Henderson in the WC ?
— Terry Peers (@terrypeers) January 6, 2019