A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from The Athletic concerning Tariq Lamptey and the Toffees’ interest in him.
Lamptey has been hugely impressive since arriving at Brighton last January. He was one of the Premier League’s most exciting players during the early weeks of this season.
The Athletic reports that the likes of Everton, Arsenal and Manchester City have all been monitoring the 20-year-old. But they may have feared that their hopes of signing the youngster had been dealt a major blow.
He has recently signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Seagulls. According to The Athletic, he is now earning £40,000-a-week with Graham Potter’s side.
However, it seems that the speculation is not going to go away. The report has claimed that the Toffees along with Arsenal and Manchester City are expected to keep Lamptey on their radar.
And interestingly, it is suggested that his asking price will remain similar to what it was before he penned fresh terms.
It certainly appears that plenty of Everton fans would love Carlo Ancelotti to sign Lamptey. It does seem that the Toffees need to bolster their right-back options in the future.
‘Would be a great signing’
Seamus Coleman has been an incredible servant. But he is edging towards the twilight of his career. Mason Holgate has impressed in that role, but he is at his best at centre-back. And Jonjoe Kenny is yet to prove himself under Ancelotti.
So many believe that Lamptey would be an inspired signing. And they are hoping that Everton do decide to make a move in the near future.
Here is what some of the Everton fans make of the reports…
Lamptey would be a great signing
— EFCWilliam 🇮🇪 (@EfcWilliam) January 18, 2021
Yes get it done now b4 someone else gets him
— ste shirley (@ste_shirley) January 18, 2021
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
— Neil Cash (@HowNeilFeels) January 18, 2021
Brighton had this kid less than a year already upped his contract says al lot won’t be long before he’s snapped up would be happy if the blues could get him
— Paul Jeffers (@PaulJeffers4) January 18, 2021
Impressed me when i have seen him and i do think a long term replacement for coleman needs to b a priority in the summer
— davem1878 (@davem1878) January 18, 2021
get this done now everton
— Fin ogarra🐦 (@finogarra) January 18, 2021
Would be a great buy but I doubt Brighton would want to sell … and if they did then it would be ridiculous money they would want
— Brett Angells left boot (@inchy1878) January 18, 2021
💯 go for this from what I’ve seen of him
— Ledger (@Ledger89) January 18, 2021