The Algerian striker really should be wearing an Everton shirt right now; why he isn't is anyone's guess.
The former Lyon prodigy appeared to have been on the verge of a mid-season switch to Goodison Park with The Guardian reporting that the Merseyside club had agreed a £10.4 million fee for a player who had so far failed to fulfil his vast potential.
However, Christophe Henrotay, an agent seemingly involved in the deal, claimed that Everton eventually decided to pull out of the deal due to manager Ronald Koeman’s concerns over the Algerian’s attitude, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The situation has now threatened to become increasingly messy with former Bayern Munich defender Daniel Van Buyten (below, left), who until very recently was acting as an advisor to Standard’s president, questioning Belfodil’s decision to travel to England for talks about a deal that appeared more doomed by the day, DH reports.
And the 25-year-old has now broken his silence via his personal Instagram account.
“We do not wash our dirty linen in public... A point of view is not always a truth, especially when it is said that the half that suits!”, Belfodil wrote.
All in all, it looks like the deal for a striker who has scored only 18 league goals in European football wasn’t quite worth the hassle anyway.