Some Everton fans have been left buzzing as a transfer update emerged on Matthew Hoppe.
As per Bild, the Goodison Park faithful could sign the striker for as little as €4.5m (£3.8m) before the summer window ends, with FC Schalke in need of raising funds following their relegation from the Bundesliga in the 2020/21 season.
Should Everton sign Hoppe?
Despite his team’s relegation, Hoppe had a fine individual campaign, scoring six goals and adding one assist in 22 games in the German top flight (Transfermarkt), and was described as a player with ‘real quality’ by manager Dimitrios Grammozis back in March.
The USA international could turn out to be a very decent back-up striker to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and at just £3.8m in today’s market, would seemingly be a bit of a steal.
Everton fans on Hoppe transfer update
These supporters of the Merseyside club buzzed as the transfer update on Hoppe was shared by The Everton End on their Twitter page:
“Would love him as a backup y’know”
“If Rafa Benitez and Marcel Brands think he can foot it in the Premier League and they want him let’s sign the lad.”
“He’d be good value. A bulldog that would play like Richarlison. And only 20 too! He would give 100% every game.”
“I’ve watched a couple dozen games of his and he has it. Would absolutely THRIVE in Everton blue”
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