Michael Brown has been left in shock at the reported transfer fee Everton are asking for in order to sell Bernard to United Arab Emirates (UAE) club Al Nasr.
As per The Sun, the Goodison Park faithful are reportedly looking for a transfer fee of £9m to let the Brazil international leave the Goodison Park faithful before this month’s window shuts in just a few days.
Should Everton sell Bernard?
Speaking to Football Insider, Brown has suggested that that figure is way too low for the Merseyside club and thus they should be looking at getting more money for Bernard, or just keep him until the end of the 2020/21 term:
“How much? I’m not so sure about that number, it doesn’t seem a huge amount of money, does it? In the present market, you’d expect it to be a little bit more money than that.
“With no real cover, I wouldn’t say it would be one they’re rushing to do. Possibly at the end of the season, though. January’s always difficult in terms of teams’ budgets.”
Everton should demand more money for Bernard
The Toffees should demand more money to sell Bernard or just not bother selling him at all if they are only going to get a mere £9m for him.
Even though several clubs have been hit hard financially due to the impact of the global pandemic on the footballing world, £9m does seem little for a player who is only 28 years of age, and thus still has quite a few years left at the highest level.
The Brazil international is also still a useful squad player to have for Carlo Ancelotti’s team, and so it would not really make sense to sell him for so little money unless the Blues have an adequate replacement lined up for him.
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