Everton fans react to reported deal for Bertolacci

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.

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…