Italian reports claim Everton are nearing a deal for AC Milan midfielder Andrea Bertolacci, but fans are split on moving for the 27 year-old.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Toffees have already been in contact with Bertolacci’s agent over a potential move.
The report says a deal is close at around €6m (£5.3m), as the midfielder has just entered the last 12 months of his contract.
The five-cap Italian international joined the San Siro club in 2015, but failed to make a real impact and was loaned out to Genoa last season.
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He is a box-to-box midfielder, but defensive minded, averaging an impressive 2.6 tackles and 1.4 interceptions per game in 33 league appearances for Genoa.
Marco Silva and Marcel Brands have a lot of work to do, and signing an experienced international for such a small fee could prove to be an absolute bargain.
Plenty of fans have their concerns about a player who can’t break into the Milan team though, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
This could be a typical Marcel Brands signing. Low cost, and still untapped potential.
— Toffee Targets (@ToffeeTargets) July 12, 2018
Type of signing Watford would make.
— Paul EFC 86 (@PaulEFC86) July 12, 2018
Can we just sign someone we all know and know is decent ?
— Adam??????? (@Adam_1878) July 12, 2018
If Brands and Silva want the lad I’m all for it. I trust their judgement.
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) July 13, 2018
Was unbelievable in 2014/15
But since then he’s been bang average
— Toffees Brasil (@ToffeesBR) July 12, 2018
nothing to get excited about he’s worse than what we already have
— ThreeFiveTwo Games (@ThreeFiveTwoG) July 12, 2018
Left footed play maker . Can go past a player and like to pick a forward pass. 6 mil is a no brainer
— goodisonblue?? (@goodisonblue2) July 12, 2018
He’s useless, a wee light weight who’ll be out of his depth in the Premier league
— Micky (@elmickio) July 12, 2018