Many Everton fans have been slamming a piece of news from The Times journalist Paul Joyce that the Merseyside club are set to open talks over a possible new deal for Michael Keane.
Indeed, this comes after reports perhaps surprisingly linking the English international with a move to the Catalan giants FC Barcelona to play under his former boss at Goodison Park, Ronald Koeman.
Keane played in a total of 31 games in the Premier League in the 2019/20 season, and so played a relatively big part in the team that only managed a rather disappointing 12th-placed finish in the final top-flight table.
Comparing the stats of the 27-year old to those of his fellow teammates and central defenders Mason Holgate and Yerry Mina in England’s highest division in the last term, Keane averaged the fewest tackles and long balls per EPL match, while also recording the lowest pass success percentage, as per Whoscored.
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Maybe it is understandable then that these EFC supporters slammed the news that Keane could potentially be getting a new contract, and perhaps would rather he be sold in this summer transfer window to a side like Barcelona to free up funds for other targets.
One Toffee even branded the centre-back as ‘truly awful’, and you can see the rest of the reaction from these Blues on Twitter below:
I was hoping he was getting sold
— David (@David55982593) August 22, 2020
One of the most inconsistent players we’ve got so of course we give him a new contract 🤷🏻♀️
— Hayley (@HG1878) August 22, 2020
— Cathal (@cotziee) August 22, 2020
Give him away
— GBall (@gball526) August 22, 2020
Strange decision been so inconsistent while he’s been here
— Joseph (@Joemcf1878) August 22, 2020
Worst news iv heard in 2020, truly awful defender
— Mark (@MarkCoopEFC) August 22, 2020
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