Everton have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Marseille midfielder Kevin Strootman – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter believe they should stay clear of him.
According to Sky Sports, French top-flight club Marseille have offered Everton, Manchester United and West Ham the opportunity to sign the 29-year-old this summer.
It is understood that the Ligue 1 side need to cut costs during the transfer window and are prepared to offload someone they signed for £23million last summer.
The report details that the Toffees do want to sign a central midfielder, but it doesn’t mention if the Marseille ace is a suitable target.
Strootman is an experienced midfielder that has played at the highest level and has 43 international caps for Holland.
He has made 34 appearances across all competitions for Marseille this campaign and managed five assists in return.
The Dutchman is a deep-lying playmaker that is comfortable in possession and breaks up play, something he did extremely well for ex-club Roma.
A selection of Everton fans have suggested that Strootman is past his peak and that there would be little point bringing him to Goodison Park.
The Merseyside club missed out on European football this season with an eighth-placed finish in the Premier League and will hope to improve next year.
Here are some of the Everton fans discussing Strootman:
Doesn’t fit the “profile” stick to our guns and build build built!
— Ali Bell (@B3Bell) May 22, 2019
Old, and if we need a reservation for Gueye his name is Santiago Ascacibar!
— igãoᶜʳᶠ (@igorbr4ga) May 22, 2019
no thanks. injury prone has been
— Will (@WAJG_96) May 22, 2019
He has knees made of matchsticks for starters, so no.
— Daniel Horne (洪時安) (@Dandan217) May 22, 2019
Too slow of a player IMO, now that we hopefully might be keeping Gueye, we need a fast defensive playmaker to replace Gomes if we don’t sign him 😬
— Minion (@AeroMinion) May 22, 2019
Maybe like 4-5 years a go, not now need to be aiming for better
— Alex Gregory (@AlexGregory92) May 22, 2019
Yeah I agree mate. Been a very good player but had lots of injuries so too risky imo
— Baz (@THT1878) May 22, 2019