Villarreal attacker Denis Cheryshev came on as a substitute in Russia’s emphatic 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup and scored two brilliant goals, and Everton fans want their club to sign the left winger.
The 27-year-old has played for Sevilla, Valencia and Real Madrid in the past, but his career has dwindled in recent years having left the Champions League holders to join Villarreal in 2016.
The Russian wideman, who would likely compete with Yannick Bolasie and Ademola Lookman for a spot on the left flank at Goodison Park, only played 920 minutes of La Liga football across 24 appearances last term, but he showed the quality that he has with a goal with a neat touch and finish for his first against the Saudis, before a peach with the outside of his left foot into the top corner for his second.
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Everton supporters, who may feel that Marco Silva’s pursuit of an £8m left-back deal would prove he can’t match Farhad Moshiri’s ambitions, were quick to have their say on Cheryshev’s display via social media, and while one said “sign up Denis Cheryshev”, another said “announce Cheryshev”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Dom ㅤ (@dxminicEFC) June 14, 2018
Ok #EFC let's go get Denis Cheryshev!
— uknicks (@uknicks) June 14, 2018
— Liz L (@Liz_Laughton) June 15, 2018
— Jay howard????????? (@Jayhoward1878) June 14, 2018
Announce Cheryshev @Everton
— Glenn Fitzpatrick ?? (@glennthefitz) June 14, 2018
Was JUST tweeting that Everton should sign Cheryshev ffs lmao
— Connor ?? (@Manners16) June 14, 2018