Everton fans appear largely enthusiastic about the rumours linking them with Southampton defender Jose Fonte.
According to the Sun, Ronald Koeman is keen to bring Fonte to Goodison Park, as he looks to strengthen Everton’s backline.
The Toffees struggled defensively last term, and they want to add more steel this summer.
Fonte has impressed over the last few seasons at Southampton, and he is now captain of the south coast club.
Some Everton fans are a little concerned over Fonte’s age, but there is little doubt that he would add quality and experience to their squad. Here is the best reaction on Twitter to the rumours.
So we in for Fonte/Williams.Would be decent for 2/3 seasons and for Pennington,Holgate,Galloway,Foulds to learn off.Could be a master stroke— tony (@tonyf_efc) August 1, 2016
Williams, Fonte, Jags, Baines ... we must be getting ready for Masters Football six-a-side #EFC— Craig Duxbury (@craigduxbury) August 1, 2016
Been waiting for this, would love Fonte at Goodison https://t.co/4S9AgIMw7O— Ben Walsh (@walsh95_efc) August 1, 2016
Would happily take both Fonte and Williams and £65m for Lukaku?? I'll drive him there.— Ian Martin (@cricketonwheels) August 1, 2016
I'd take both Williams and Fonte— Thomas flynn (@flynnimus011) August 1, 2016
Fonte links this morning.... Please Ronald. Please.— Eoin (@TheDembeleChop) August 1, 2016
Whether Fonte would be willing to move to Everton remains to be seen, as he has been such a loyal servant to Southampton to date.
Southampton fans appear not to be too concerned about the rumours, though.
Dont think for a minute that he will but if Fonte did leave id probably be just about done with this game tbh, its gone mad.— ᴿᵒᵇ (@robIacey) August 1, 2016
Fonte won't go. If he does, I'll personally tombstone pile drive les reed— BvG (@VirgilVanGod) August 1, 2016
Not really commenting on Fonte to Everton because i really cant see it happening. He has everything here...what can they possibly offer him?— ThatManOverThere (@ChrisPen2530) August 1, 2016
Come on its paper talk. Until an actual source or official statement says anything keep the faith #saintsfc will not want Fonte to leave— Todd Richards (@ToddRichardsSFC) August 1, 2016
If Fontè goes to Everton that will hurt the most out of anyone leaving in recent years #saintsfc— James Smith (@J5mith1997) August 1, 2016
Last season villa thought they were signing fonte. Then got relegated. This season Everton. I hope history repeats itself! #saintsfc— Todd Richards (@ToddRichardsSFC) August 1, 2016
Let's be honest Fonte is not gonna leave #SaintsFC. Even if he did it certainly wouldn't be to Everton!— Harry Stokes (@HarryStokes_93) July 31, 2016
Everton have struggled so far in the transfer window, even though they have masses of funds to spend.
The Merseyside club have only brought in Maarten Stekelenburg to date, with Koeman still hunting for further additions before the season starts.