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Everton selling Bernard would be no problem for Ancelotti

(Photo by Tony McArdle - Everton FC/Everton FC via Getty Images)

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Everton selling Bernard would be no problem for Ancelotti

Everton are rumoured to be interested in selling Bernard this summer, with the Daily Mail claiming the club have offered him to Roma.

The Brazilain international has been something of a disappointment since moving to the Premier League.

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Everton could be tempted into selling Bernard after a disappointing spell for the club thus far.  (Photo by Emma Simpson – Everton FC/Everton FC via Getty Images)

After building an impressive reputation with Shakthar Donetsk, the winger has failed to translate that form into performances in the Premier League.

Indeed, he has fallen out of favour under Carlo Ancelotti as Everton have enjoyed a resurgence.

While in Ukraine, Bernard built a reputation as a player who could make things happen in attacking areas. He scored six times in just 19 games prior to leaving for the Toffees.

 

However, he’s not managed anything like that sort of return on Merseyside. It’s why, then, that Everton moving Bernard on for around £16m (Daily Mail) could make sense.

Everton selling Bernard wouldn’t impact things too much

The fact of the matter with Bernard is that he hasn’t done nearly enough to prove himself. He’s shown flashes of brilliance at times but, on the whole, the consistency is just not there.

Bernard has scored just three times and set up two more this season despite starting more than 20 games for Everton. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Only four goals in now nearly two seasons at Goodison represent a disappointing return for such an attacking talent.

Furthermore, he’s hardly laying on goals for teammates. Just two assists this season have shown that the Brazilian is struggling when it comes to both scoring and creating goalscoring chances.

If Everton can get £16m for the winger then it could prove good business. Given they signed him on a free (Sky Sports), it would represent a good return for a player who flattered to deceive.

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