Everton fans are all saying the same thing about the links to PSV’s transfer guru Marcel Brands – that it should mean the end of Steve Walsh at Goodison.
Steve Walsh was a busy man last summer, but not a particularly successful one. Of the several big money moves Everton made in the transfer window, only Jordan Pickford can offer both immediate quality on the pitch and significant resale value.
Davy Klaassen has hardy played for the club, Sandro Ramirez is out on loan, Nikola Vlasic is struggling to get in the squad and Michael Keane has been far from impressive at the back. Gylfi Sigurdsson has shown his quality, but hasn’t really done enough to justify paying £40million for a 28 year-old.
Links are intensifying between Everton and PSV’s sporting director Marcel Brands, and fans are hoping it means saying goodbye to Walsh, or at least moving him to a purely scouting role.
Brands is responsible for developing players like Mousa Dembele, Gini Wijnaldum, Kevin Strootman and Dries Mertens in his time in the Netherlands, all of whom have moved on to top European clubs.
Everton fans have been discussing Walsh’s future on Twitter, and some of the best reactions can be found below…
Hopefully with a p45
— Andrew Mabbs (@andymabbs) March 20, 2018
Hopefully in the bin.
— Lee (@LeeBloom75) March 20, 2018
Driving in the opposite direction.
— Ian (@MurrayIan1965) March 20, 2018
Out the bloody door hopefully so we can start to rebuild after this debacle of a season. Club needs some real professionalism behind the scenes. COYB.
— Colin Bromilow (@CBromilow) March 20, 2018
Here hopefully pic.twitter.com/ot2P54pXAt
— Bryler Durden 🦄 (@patto1878) March 20, 2018