Plenty of Everton fans have been breathing a sigh of relief after negotiations with the Toffees and Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino broke down.
The 28-year-old has been a high priority for the Toffees as manager Carlo Ancelotti looks to stamp his own authority on his side during the January transfer window. The middle man has scored one goal and made one assist in 14 Serie A appearances during the current campaign and has fallen down the pecking order at the San Siro, as per the Daily Star.
The Uruguay international is now set to stay at Inter despite the links with a move to Goodison Park due to the size of the squad (according to Sky Italia, cited by the Daily Star) and have pulled out of the race to sign Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud as a result. It is not mentioned in the report whether or not Everton will try again in the summer, but Ancelotti will want to bring in his own players.
Despite the keen interest, supporters did not share the views of the club and were happy that the speculation had drawn to a close. One fan said that he did not believe that the Blues were ever in for him, while another said that £25m would have been too much to spend on such a player.
Check out some of the best Twitter responses from Everton fans down below…
Hope this is true. Walsh would have offered £30m last minute and ended up with Jeff Hendrick for £40m. https://t.co/FyCLOEiSHP
— NSNO.co.uk – Everton website (@nsno) January 29, 2020
— tebs (@AmboGodson64) January 29, 2020
Dont think we were ever in for him
— Michael moran (@michaelmoran198) January 29, 2020
We’ve dodged one there. https://t.co/x7YJJCTx11
— Ish (@jeisheeh) January 29, 2020
Would much rather us be careful and get the right deal and the right player!
— stuart mason (@stuartmason001) January 29, 2020
tbf 25 mil would have been too much
— (@ftblmattie) January 29, 2020
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