Date: 22nd January 2018 at 3:20pm
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Though the Sam Allardyce era started well for the Everton fans here in the Transfer Tavern, things have turned really rather sour of late. Indeed, Big Sam’s trademark tactics have done little to excite the Toffees in the Tavern and many of them are hoping for some more arrivals before the close of the transfer window. 

With that in mind, reports emanating out of Italy have proven equally as frustrating. According to FC Inter Newsthe Merseyside outfit are amongst a number of Premier League sides who had reached a ‘rough agreement’ with Inter Milan over a loan deal for Portuguese midfielder, Joao Mario.

The Euro 2016 winner has done little to justify his big reputation at the San Siro since joining the club from Sporting Lisbon in 2016 and the Nerazzurri are understood to have been keen to loan him out this month. Both Watford and West Ham United are also thought to be eager to take him, though the 25-year-old isn’t said to be too convinced about a move to England.

As you can imagine, eager for some new signings, it’s a blow to our resident Evertonians, who’d love to see some extra class arrive to beef up their midfield.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

Allardyce will probably need to bring in some more expansive footballers this month in order to stave off some of the criticism building up for him. Fans clearly aren’t happy with the style of play, so potentially losing out on a man who could help make things a bit slicker is a major blow.

Thoughts?