Date: 9th May 2020 at 9:30am
Written by: Dwayne Gavan

Bernard may have an uncertain future at Everton after being linked with a move to AS Roma. The 27-year-old was reportedly offered to the Giallorossi in March while Everton have been linked with a host of wide-forwards – Philippe Coutinho, Wilfried Zaha, Jesse Lingard and Cengiz Under.

Bernard has struggled for consistency in his two years at Goodison Park and doesn’t contribute a lot of goals, but supporters from Everton Football Club Fans believe he’s incredibly “talented” and too valuable to part company with this summer.

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Gary Climo: “On his day, he is our most creative, naturally talented player. I would like to give him a run of games not get rid of him.”

Tina Duffy: “Fantastic player.”

Ryan Rooney: “He’s quality.”

Lee Worley: “KEEP HIM!!!”

Aid White: “Keep him. We haven’t got anyone near as good.”

Adam ‘Toff’ Jones: “He shows flashes of brilliance at times. He can produce moments (of) magic.”

Josh Clarke: “Tricky little player! Very good on the ball too!”

Karl Carey: “Easily our most creative player. Just needs a run in the side.”

Bernadette Black: “Keep.”

Alan Wright: “He’s our little super-sub magic Brazilian who we need to keep.”

Isabella Doyle: “Keeeep.”

Darren Rivers: “Keep.”

Glenn Quince: “It’s a no-brainer. Keep.”

Thomas Mccoy: “Keep him and give him a decent run in the team.”

Lee Garner: “Keep. He is probably our most creative player at times.”

David Naylor: “Little magician.”

Bernard joined Everton on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018 and has gone on to make 58 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and making six assists.

As per WhoScored, the Brazilian international has had a hand in only five goals from 19 Premier League this season, creating 20 chances, making 23 successful dribbles (57.5%), whipping in 32 crosses with 12.5% finding a teammate and averaging a tackle (26) or interception (11) every 28 minutes.

Bernard provides moments of brilliance and has high levels of industry, but he’s Everton’s high-earner on £6.24m-a-year/£120k-a-week. That being said, the 27-year-old is more productive than Theo Walcott (21 PL appearances, one goal, two assists) and Alex Iwobi (18 PL appearances, one goal).

Fans want the Brazilian to stay and may get their wish.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article