Everton fans have been praising former striker Marcus Bent after he said that the Toffees will always be his “family”.
The 41-year-old spent two seasons at the club after his move from Leicester in 2004 and created a cunning partnership with himself and the Australia international Tim Cahill, with manager David Moyes loving his athleticism and his aerial ability.
His debut season was the best of his short Goodison Park tenure, scoring six goals in 37 appearances which helped the Blues qualify for the Champions League for the first time in its newly-reformed manner.
— Dave Downie (@daviddownie17) November 20, 2019
Supporters appreciated the words that Bent said about the club and made their feelings clear on social media.
Here you will find some of the best comments from Everton fans:
Very underrated , his running & movement opened up gaps for others to run into always thought he was a smart player & done his best for the team ….. Super guy never got the credit deserved 👏👏
— leeG1878 (@bluetsunami1878) November 21, 2019
Brilliant player so underrated scored some really important goals for us,the goal away at Southampton stands out real strike that
— Todd lonsdale (@toddlonsdale) November 20, 2019
Was brilliant for us Dave. The season we finished 4th, I bet nobody came near to running the amount of miles he did. Always gave 100%. Class 👏🏻👏🏻
— Matthew Barry (@EFCMatt1) November 20, 2019
Lot of time for Marcus Bent. His selfless running opened up so many chances for the likes of @Tim_Cahill
— Graeme (@graemeh1984) November 20, 2019
How goods that , people don’t understand, once this club touches you 💙
— mark (kidda) (@mark99576605) November 21, 2019
Was great until Beattie came then his head didn’t seem in it as much. Ran his socks off, and wasn’t all that bad when he put his mind to it. We sold Rooney and bought Bent 🙈 but what a bargain he turned out to be
— Scott Davies (@sd7hss) November 21, 2019
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He was a very underrated striker. Perfect target man. Ran his socks off, physically imposing, and technically good.
— Mr Dominic (@DominicXIV) November 20, 2019