Some Everton fans react as Thierry Small reportedly misses training amid search for move
Some Everton fans were reacting as Thierry Small allegedly missed training amid reports over possible move.
According to the Athletic, the defender has been missing from training with the Blues all week. The Gunners are thought to be leading the race, alongside Manchester United, to sign the England youth international. Small has been linked with a move to north London for sometime.
The Merseysiders are said to be keen on retaining the 16-year-old, however, his alleged training no-show is a bitter blow.
Carlo Ancelotti once lauded the youngster.
Everton would lose a talented ace if he leaves
Everton would be losing an incredibly talented young man in Small amid reports of a potential move away.
Despite being just 16, the youngster has great talent. His pace and power on the ball would make him a suitable attacker for Mikel Arteta’s men.
On the flip side, it is the sort of talent Everton need as back-up to Lucas Digne.
However, his biggest asset is his age. Being so young means Small can be developed and moulded.
His reported no-show in training could hand Everton a blow in their efforts to keep the player.
Here is how some Everton fans reacted to the report…
Hard to understand that, especially with Ancelotti gone and Nkounkou wanting a loan move he would’ve had more opportunities this season.— George Farr (@gfarr92) July 13, 2021
Doesn't sound good that does it, to have that attitude at 16— Ged (@GedEFC1878) July 13, 2021
There's quite an interesting history of players who try to manipulate @Everton not many thrive.— Mike Reid 💙🇵🇸 (@reidmp) July 13, 2021
Bye bye then— @ Mick Mackrell (@TaxiClubFc) July 13, 2021
Let him go, already having contract trouble for a kid that hasn’t played.. c ya mate hope league one suits you— Tom walker (@Tomwalk62023010) July 13, 2021
attitude stinks— Chris McNally (@mcnallyc95) July 13, 2021
This doesn’t surprise me. Awful academy progression. Unsworn etc are dire— Jim James (@ropjones) July 13, 2021