Richarlison is currently fairing well on the right flank, but it is not the Brazilian’s natural position. Theo Walcott has hardly set the world alight since moving to Merseyside over a year ago, either, so Marco Silva’s need for a proven right-winger has got fans on the R/Everton Reddit page reacting lately.
The vast amount of supporters sharing their views on the matter mostly comes as the topic was raised with a crazy suggestion for who Marcel Brands could target. Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale.
The Welsh international is almost tirelessly linked with a return to the Premier League, ever since he left Tottenham to join Los Blancos, but his time in the Spanish capital finally looks like it is drawing to a close.
Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Santiago Bernabeu brought to an end the 29-year-old’s special treatment, having been signed very much as a Florentino Perez Galactico that managers have since been forced to shoehorn into their sides.
Injuries and inconsistent form, though, have led the local media, supporters and Zidane to reach boiling point, and Bale will likely now be sold as Madrid look to build a new, younger side around the likes of Vinicius Junior.
Not that Bale will be sold on the cheap, however, as Real are keen to earn as much as possible for their £500,000-a-week forward, in order to offer Zidane welcome funds to make his own signings.
AS understand Los Blancos could even ask for as much as €130million (£112.6m), even though they know potential suitors for that amount will be thin and far between. Yet the La Liga giants feel it is justified in a world where Neymar (£192.4m), Kylian Mbappe (£156m), Philippe Coutinho (£138.6m) and Ousmane Dembele (£104m) bank eye-watering fees.
Naturally, the suggestion of Everton signing Bale was not taken seriously…