Former Everton manager Sam Allardyce has claimed that fans aren’t interested in potential at Goodison Park as we appear to be on the verge of the very expensive capture of Watford’s Brazilian attacker Richarlison.
With news breaking the other day of a potential £50million deal (all in) almost agreed between both parties, on Monday it was being heavily reported that he had travelled to undergo his medical and put the final touches to personal terms prior to the deal being announced.
To give the story a fresh angle Official Site‘ target=’blank’>Talksport had Allardyce in the studio for Alan Brazil’s breakfast show and he clearly felt that the sum was inflated but more importantly that ‘Everton fans do not want potential’ we want players who can perform immediately and kick us on up the table.
"Everton fans do not want potential!"
Sam Allardyce has a warning for #Everton boss Marco Silva, who is set to sign Richarlison for £50m ????
Do you think Everton are paying too much for the Brazilian forward? ???? pic.twitter.com/xDa7dKSsg9
— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) July 23, 2018
The comments on the Talksport thread from non Evertonian’s were interesting – these few caught my eye.
Uncapped for Brazil, 5 goals in a full season. 50million. Obscene. Makes Mahrez look like an unreal purchase
— Joseph Cairns (@CairnsBruh) July 23, 2018
It's hard to take him seriously when he calls him 'Mario Silva' after 4 seconds of the video.
— Thatsagoal ????????️⚽️ (@thatsagoal) July 23, 2018
Lukaku was reported at 70mil but with add ons was 90. Richarlison is 35 with 15 add ons.
Talk sport done lots of interviews about Everton being a disgrace sacking allardyce yet choose to ignore the conte sacking as the same.
— Craig Jones (@cjones08819) July 23, 2018
talksport fans do not want Sam Allardyce but he keeps turning up
— catchynametaken (@catchynametaken) July 23, 2018
You need to realise Alan that a lot of your listeners are fed up of the pandering and support for Moyes, Allardyce, Rednapp and all the other Groovy Gangers…
— paul moors (@paulmoors1) July 23, 2018
Honestly, nobody cares what this man has to say…why do you persist with him? #EFC
— Graham Williams (@graham0702) July 23, 2018
not an Everton fan but about fat sam i will this. he who is in a glass house should not throw stones
— James 'yautja' Lee ???????????????????????????????????????????????????? (@Arbalest506) July 23, 2018
Is potential his new name?
— Robbie Mullens (@rmullens91) July 23, 2018
Mario Silva ???????????? quality again from big Sam ????????
— Kie Lovelady (@KieronLovelady) July 23, 2018
Comments from the faithful were even more pointed when it came to the attitude of the former England man.
News flash…..nobody’s arsed what sam allardyce thinks ????
— john doyle (@doyleyefc) July 23, 2018
Refused to play Kenny, Holegate and DCL and sent Lookman out on loan. We all wanted them to play and he refused. The most bitter clueless man in football
— Alex Banks (@Flamequiff) July 23, 2018
Love @dannykellywords but Allardyce just showing his contempt for fans and anyone who doesn’t like his terrible style of football, bitter about England, bitter about Everton
— Gareth Duffin (@GarethDuffin) July 23, 2018
I really could not give a flying … about Sam Allardyce's opinion when it comes to Everton Football Club.
— Jason Gordon (@JasonGo08149345) July 23, 2018
if he knows what Everton fans wanted.. why didn't he change things?? He had the money to sign the players
— Terry P (@Hammerstel87) July 23, 2018
Rather have potential with a hungry attitude, established players often come with egos and are mercenaries!
Rather have players on the way up… Cahill, Arteta, Fellaini, Rom… yes they move on but we make a profit and if successful they’ll stay
— MarkMcToffee (@MarkMcOne) July 23, 2018
It is 50m – 40m + 10m compensation for tapping up Mario Silva.
— Richard Foley (@foleyfeatures) July 23, 2018
I don't think Sam Allardyce is in any way qualified to know what the Everton fans want
— Aled Richards (@aledr86) July 23, 2018
Big Sam is getting slated for his comments on this, & so he should.We don't want potential, no, we want to be ENTERTAINED! Something that Sams teams do not do, they are set to survive, set to not entertain, set to keep Sam in jobs as a fireman, putting out fires wherever he goes. pic.twitter.com/51KuMjIGyu
— Peter Robinson (@croupier1970) July 23, 2018
Sam Allardyce knowing what Everton fans want.
— Scott (@CaptainScott87) July 23, 2018
Think that’s pretty conclusive then, isn’t it?