Marcel Brands has impressed the Everton fanbase following a report that has shed light on some of his recent tactics.
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein (relayed via @EvertonNewsFeed), the club’s Director of Football urged Marco Silva to take a chance on Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
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Last summer, the then Everton manager was reportedly interested in signing Mario Mandzukic from Juventus. However, Brands convinced Silva to drop his interest and focus on the up-and-coming youngster.
Calvert-Lewin really made a name for himself last season. After bagging 13 Premier League goals, the England youth international has carried his fine form into the new campaign. The forward has scored four goals in the first two matches of the season, including his hat-trick against West Brom in their most recent fixture (via Transfermarkt).
Loads of Blues fans are in agreement with Brands’ strategy and are praising his decision to put faith in DCL. One supporter has said the club should give ‘credit to Brands’ as the young striker is going from ‘strength to strength’.
Read more replies from the Goodison faithful here:
Have to give credit to Brands , would have been a disaster that signing. DCL going from strength to strength.
— Graeme McVeigh (@GraemeMcV) September 21, 2020
Good that he won then
— FPR (@FPR_EFC) September 21, 2020
Both would be nice 😂
— Andrew Holden (@iamandrewholden) September 21, 2020
good on brands, 34 year old on massive wages would of been a big no. https://t.co/VSr1l3yov6
— Lewis (@lewissefc) September 21, 2020
Is right. Feels great to be fully back in the "Marcel Brands is the man" camp https://t.co/EAvnXKYU10
— Evertonianjamie (@JDGEFC) September 21, 2020
My DoF > https://t.co/uNWmv3CaKJ
— Raumdeuter. (@exiledtoffee) September 21, 2020
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