A few Everton fans have been reacting on social media after the Telegraph claimed the club are interested in Real Madrid’s Chief Scout Juni Calafat.
The Toffees and a host of Premier League sides are said to be considering potential swoops on the Spanish capital to poach the highly-rated talent spotter, who has been credited with overhauling Los Blancos’ strategy in the transfer market.
Calafat has also been pivotal in deals for emerging talents such as Eder Militao, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior and Martin Odegaard, while recently playing a role in Real’s swoop for Flamengo wonderkid Reinier Jesus – who had previously been linked with Everton.
Real are heavily leaning on Calafat to build a team full of future stars to avoid having to depend on signing ready-made options like former Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard, but may find themselves in a fight to retain the Brazilian’s services.
Everton, Liverpool and Chelsea are just some of the English sides keen to lure Calafat away from the Santiago Bernabeu, with the Reds tipped as the best-placed outfit thanks to their shrewd business under Sporting Director Michael Edwards.
Could you see Calafat moving to Goodison Park?
Some Toffees fans would clearly be excited for what the future would have in store were our Director of Football Marcel Brands to convince Calafat to move to Goodison Park, with one supporter suggesting we would become “unstoppable in the transfer market”.
Here are a few of the messages shared as fans reacted to the Telegraph’s report of our alleged target, Real Madrid’s Chief Scout Calafat…
Get him in right now https://t.co/SEZR96fEOj
— Paul🌹 (@pauldraaps) February 20, 2020
Why would he leave Madrid. There building again . He’s an important part of it .
— Liam Mcgibbon17 (@Mcgibbon17L) February 20, 2020
Won’t Liverpool just hack the database. #form.
— Paul Casey (@pjjcasey) February 20, 2020
I would like Casimiro! 😉
— Jack Brokenshire (@JackBrokenshir2) February 20, 2020
Imagine him and brands working together we’d be unstoppable in the transfer market
— ¹³ (@OwensYM13) February 20, 2020
Would the UK work permit system not be an issue or is he likely to aim for the exceptional talent/high fee market to circumvent
— Marc (@Marc_I_Jones) February 20, 2020
In other Everton news, the club have been backed to make a “good acquisition” by landing a €20m rumoured target.