Lots of Everton fans have been reacting on social media, after Huddersfield Town boss Danny Cowley told Examiner Live that Jonas Lossl took a pay cut to join the Championship outfit on loan in January.
Lossl only moved to Goodison Park last summer having been released by the Terriers at the end of his contract, but struggled to establish himself on Merseyside under Marco Silva, Duncan Ferguson or Carlo Ancelotti.
The 31-year-old shot-stopper only appeared among the substitutes during his time with the Toffees, with Ancelotti even omitting him from the matchday squad in all bar two of his games at the helm.
Lossl would have been expected to continue on in a rotational role under Ancelotti had he remained at Goodison Park last month, but opted to leave on loan in the hopes of boosting his chances of being called up by Denmark for Euro 2020.
Will Lossl return to Goodison Park for next season?
Everton granted the £4.5m-rated shot-stopper his wish and Lossl returned to Huddersfield after the Championship side lost Kamil Grabara to a serious injury, but had to accept taking a hit on his £28,000-per-week contract.
“When I first spoke to Jonas you could really feel his love for the club and the supporters and you could feel that he wanted to come back and help,” Cowley said. “That really motivated us to try and get it done and thankfully we were able.
“We have to thank Jonas in that because Jonas has actually taken a bit of a pay cut as well to make it happen, he wanted it to happen that much.
“That’s testament to him. I’m not sure his wife’s too happy, but hey-ho.”
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to what lengths Lossl took in order to leave on loan in January…
Still willing to bet he’s still on a few grand a week in sure his wife can still afford to not work,
— simon (@si1979_efc) February 11, 2020
Take note niasse
— paul grant (@paulgefc79) February 11, 2020
Pity niasse hasn’t got same attitude
— Keith hudson (@Spudder52) February 11, 2020
Should of been given a chance
— Volleydoorin (@Ramon26544428) February 11, 2020
A shame we didn’t see more of @JonasLoessl only in the warm ups 💙💙💙💙
— Ann Mckenzie (@annmckenzie67) February 11, 2020
Great guy just wants to play and anything could happen when he returns. Jordan needs to avoid making silly mistakes for he is a damn good keeper otherwise.
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) February 11, 2020
It’s a shame Oumar Niasse didn’t take the same line and attitude as Jonas has by joining a Championship on loan. @EvertonBlueArmy .
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) February 12, 2020
Maybe we should set up a justgiving page to help the poor lad out
— Neilrim (@neilrim) February 11, 2020
This is called pride Oumar
— Conor Joseph (@skellasaurus10) February 11, 2020
In other Everton news, a BBC Sport pundit has questioned the attitude of a first-team mainstay.