Everton have improved significantly under the guidance of Marco Silva but a sequence of three games without a win proves there is still work to be done.
The squad at Goodison Park was heavily rejuvenated over the course of the summer window with a number of additions but departures also took place, although some only left on a temporary basis by moving on loan.
One of those players was 21-year-old Nikola Vlasic, who endured a tough time at the start of his stint in the Premier League and moved to join CSKA Moscow for the season – where he has shone in the club’s Champions League campaign.
While it was not enough to secure a spot in the Europa League, CSKA earned one of their greatest victories of all time on Wednesday evening after beating Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu – where Vlasic impressed by contributing an assist.
Some Everton fans reacted on social media and we have gathered some of their comments below.
In my opinion @Everton should consider #Vlasic in their plans for next season mainly for 2 reasons, firstly he is a great talent and has already showed the world, what a player he is @PFCCSKA_en. Defo the future of Croatia. #EFC #CSKA
— SIJO JACOB ⚪ (@sijo_official10) December 13, 2018
He won't want to come back after a great UCL campaign already. He will huff and puff to get a move
— SPeo7 (@SPeo7) December 12, 2018
No, we treated him terribly. He has now found a club that he loves..do the decent thing and sell him.
— Maurice Brown (@mobrownz) December 13, 2018
Good article I just wonder whether we’ll be able to keep hold of him. He won’t want to go from Champions League to benchwarmer
— pitchblack (@pitchblackbook) December 12, 2018
He seems to want to stay in Moscow and is comfortable. Can’t really blame him if he gets a permanent transfer
— Tim Bridel (@tim_bridel) December 12, 2018
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