Flocking to Twitter, many Everton fans have erupted over news on Colombia international James Rodriguez amid unrest surrounding his future on Merseyside.
The 2020 signing, whose contract expires at the end of this season, has been left in the wilderness recently.
Indeed, James was allegedly told by new Everton boss Rafael Benitez that he is surplus to requirements at Goodison Park and was even pictured yachting abroad just a few days ago (The Mirror).
The 30-year-old started 21 Premier League matches under former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti last season, averaging more key passes per game in the final third (1.7) than any Everton player (WhoScored).
News has now emerged on James, with Colombian reporter Pipe Sierra claiming on social media that the player has rejected a last-minute switch to Istanbul Başakşehir (Twitter).
The Turkish transfer window is now closed, as Sierra added that this rejected move means the 30-year-old will remain at Everton for the time being.
Flocking to Twitter in reaction to what one Toffees supporter called ‘brilliant news’, it seems that there are a large section of fans overjoyed that the ‘world class’ James is still an option for Benitez.
Check out some of their verdicts on the news below.
Everton fans erupt over James news…
“Get him on the pitch”
“On his day our best player so this is brilliant news. Simple as that.”
“I’m excited to see him play. Hopefully he’s fit enough to get on the pitch on Monday”
“Great news! Use him, even for 30-40 minutes a game as a second half sub to start out! He’s trying to get back on Colombia’s national team so he will be playing with a point to prove! He’s a world class talent who should be extremely motivated.”
In other news: ‘Yesss’, ‘We are massive’…Many Everton fans flock to Paul Joyce’s update, find out more here.
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