Many Everton fans have revealed the one player that they regret leaving Goodison Park, with various names being thrown into the hat.
Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti will embark on his first summer transfer window in charge of the Toffees, and it is expected that the former AC Milan and Real Madrid man will look to allow numerous player exits in order to bring his own faces.
With the potential of a busy transfer window at the Merseyside club, many fans have looked back on players who have departed in previous seasons and in doing so, an abundance of household names have emerged.
Former striker Romelu Lukaku is one that pops up more often than not when Toffees fans think of players they wanted to stay, having seen the Belgian international spend a fruitful time at the club.
Wayne Rooney is another player who has gone on to play at the highest level after playing at Everton. The former England international is now turning out for Championship side Derby County, but his career saw him gain multiple successes at Manchester United.
Rooney did return to Everton prior to a stint in Major League Soccer with DC United, but many have been left asking ‘what if’ when looking back on his time at the club.
Other names that were thrown up in the debate were players such as Gary Speed, Steven Naismith, and Gary Lineker.
Reacting to the question on Twitter by fan account @thetoffees_com, fans gave a varied response, and below are some of those…
Who’s the one player you regret letting leave Everton? #EFC
— The-Toffees (@thetoffees_com) April 25, 2020
— Thommo ⚘ 🍬 (@waynethompson73) April 25, 2020
Steven Naismith…..underrated player for us
— ObyEFC (@myke_obrien) April 25, 2020
Gary Speed. Still not over it.
— Ziggy played guitar (@tmephilmurray) April 25, 2020
Wayne Rooney broke my sons heart at the time. Also Gary Lineker. Both goal machines.
— Mark Murphy 65 (@MarkMur25726299) April 25, 2020
Lukaku for the goals he guaranteed and kanchelskis after his amazing season, but Ferguson and Rooney hurt the most!
— grant ferguson (@grantferguson27) April 25, 2020
A lot of people would disagree with this but Ross Barkley… we’ve never replaced him.
— Joe Williams (@Joewillo180) April 25, 2020
Rooney. If we’d been a billionaire club then I believe we could have built a team around him and challenged seriously
— Ommadon (@beusefulll) April 26, 2020
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