Everton fans urge club to complete late January swoop for Leander Dendoncker

According to journalist Kristof Terreur of Belgian media outlet Het Laatste Nieuws via his personal Twitter account, Everton have been offered the chance to sign Anderlecht midfielder and West Ham United target Leander Dendoncker before the January transfer window slams shut on Wednesday, and Toffees fans have urged them to get the 22-year-old.

The Belgium international is highly-rated and has already made more than 150 appearances for the Belgian outfit, playing in both defensive midfield and at centre-back, and Terreur has suggested that a buy and loan-back deal could be an option.

The Toffees have endured a difficult campaign themselves and while they look to have good cover in the middle of the park and with results improving since Sam Allardyce took over, a double leg break for James McCarthy last weekend and some disappointing performances from others could see the Merseyside outfit dip into the transfer market.

Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and while one said “sign Dendoncker and sell Schneiderlin”, another said ‘Dendoncker is a major upgrade on Schneiderlin’.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…