Speaking to talkSPORT via the Liverpool Echo, former Everton manager Sam Allardyce has revealed that he once tried to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while he was a Borussia Dortmund player – with many Toffees supporters since laughing off the notion.
Allardyce, who took charge following Ronald Koeman’s dismissal in late 2017, eventually led Everton to an eighth-placed finish despite a poor start to that campaign. Regardless, the club opted to appoint Marco Silva on a permanent basis after the season’s conclusion, with Allardyce since going on to talk regularly as a pundit.
Speaking to talkSPORT, former England boss Allardyce claimed that he once tried to sign Gunners forward Aubameyang to cope with the departed Romelu Lukaku – suggesting that his team needed goals and the Gabon hitman was in superb form. Instead, Everton opted to sign Cenk Tosun for £27 million that January window – resulting in supporters roasting the ex-Toffees gaffer.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter.
Oh here we go haha
— Matt Campbell (@mattycampbell44) February 24, 2020
And bought Cenk for £30m instead..
— Paul 1878EFC (@paulm1979efc) February 24, 2020
The way your play he wouldn’t seen the ball
— Alec Phillips (@Phillips10Alec) February 24, 2020
He changed his mind last minute and got cenk tosun 👍🏼
— ancelotti_bluewhitearmy (@carlos_bluearmy) February 24, 2020
— Steven (@T1Toffee) February 24, 2020
yeah and I tried to sign messi for my career mode with port vale
— Zakaria Tumasyan 🇦🇲 🇸🇾 (@ZTumasyan) February 24, 2020
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