Lots of Everton fans have slammed football legend Rivaldo’s verdict on the impending transfer of James Rodriguez to the Merseyside club from Real Madrid.
According to a tweet from Sports journalist Paul Brown, the Brazilian claimed:
“I still think he’s a big club player and, if he stays at #Real he might well regain his place in the team.. I don’t think a move to Everton would be positive for him in this phase of his career.”
Indeed, this is a big claim from a man who thrived in the attacking midfield role himself, winning the Ballon D’Or in 1999 as well as several other titles including the World Cup in 2002 and the Champions League with AC Milan a year later, as per Transfermarkt.
However, it seems as if plenty of the Goodison Park faithful disagree with his verdict on Rodriguez, who is reportedly very close to signing for Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
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The 29-year old would arguably be a statement signing from the Toffees given his pedigree, as he has two Champions League titles in addition to several other major trophies to his name (via Transfermarkt).
These Everton supporters slammed Rivaldo’s view on Twitter, as they perhaps feel that the Colombian international will have a positive impact on the Blues in the new season:
Rivaldo might want to remember that Carlo picked him up at age 30 and reignited his career. Would do him well to remember what he's talking about.
— Ryan Williams (@RyanSoccerAA) September 3, 2020
Get in the bin Rivaldo.
— ToDo (@ToDoToffee) September 3, 2020
File him with Merson, Jim White and every other person whose opinion I couldn’t care less about
— Montana (@Montana49123766) September 3, 2020
No one asked rivaldo mate
— combustible lemon (@CombustibleLemi) September 3, 2020
Look, if there’s a person that you shouldn’t make relevant these days is Rivaldo.
— Everton FC Brasil (@EvertonFC_BRA) September 3, 2020
He’s just bitter because we didn’t sign him in 1999
— George Wall (@Gwall91) September 3, 2020
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