Everton and Leeds United fans have given their thoughts on claims that Chris Wood is a summer transfer target for the Merseyside outfit.
According to Football Insider, Everton scouts have been impressed by the striker’s form this season in the Championship.
Wood has netted 24 goals in 36 league appearances and also scored three times in four outings in the EFL Cup.
Everton could be in the market for a striker if Romelu Lukaku leaves in the summer, but a higher-calibre player would be required to match the Belgian’s ability.
The 23-year-old is currently the Premier League’s top scorer with 21 goals to his name, but he is being linked with a move away from Goodison Park after opting against signing a new contract.
News of Everton’s reported interest in Wood came to light on Thursday morning, with the Merseyside club itself tweeting the rumour.
Both Everton fans and Leeds supporters have reacted to the speculation on Twitter, while others have expressed their discontent in the club fuelling the rumours.
@Everton Chris Wood hahahah delete before anyone sees
— Jamie Seddon (@seddonjamie) March 23, 2017
— Craig. (@CraigLUFC77) March 23, 2017
— Martin Hall (@martyhall19) March 23, 2017
@Everton should a professional team be posting no gossip on their official page?
— Daz (@Bobbydazzler29) March 23, 2017
@Everton lack of respect from an official twitter page of a premier league team naming players they are linked with
— Luke Rhodes (@1LukeRhodes) March 23, 2017
@Everton we had better not b after wood! Rather have the manaquin niasse back
— Tomas (@toffeetommy79) March 23, 2017
@Everton this is poor Everton.
— Thomas Selleck (@tommyefc77) March 23, 2017
— i got chris wood (@berardiisgod) March 23, 2017
— aiden (@aidenrushton96) March 23, 2017
— Rino Lazzari (@Rino_1990) March 23, 2017
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) March 23, 2017