Andrea Bertolacci has a lot to prove should his switch to Everton come off. Not least to the AC Milan fans who appear to be counting down the seconds to his departure.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, the 27-year-old midfielder is suddenly on the verge of signing for The Toffees in a deal that has come right out of the blue. It is understood that Everton will pay around £5 million and hand Bertolacci a five-year contract.
As a result, Milan will be making a loss of about £13 million on a player they paid big money for when he signed from Genoa in 2015. But it seems that the Rossineri faithful are more concerned with just getting Bertolacci out the door as soon as possible – which doesn’t exactly give a great impression on a player who Everton seem set to sign.
Bertolacci was fantastic in the 2014/15 season for Genoa, scoring six goals and setting up eight in Serie A while becoming an important member of the Italian national squad. But, since then, he has become Milan’s forgotten man, starting just six league matches in 2016/17 before spending last season on loan at his former club.
It remains to be seen whether a move away from the San Siro will give Bertolacci a new lease of life but, for now, Everton fans should perhaps be a little wary of getting overexcited.
more money would have been better but getting rid of bertolacci is far better— JayZeneros ⚫ (@Zeneros88) July 12, 2018
can’t forget that wasted 20 Millions— The MisFit (@MoeRique) July 12, 2018
Five years contract???— ÀYÓ (@Dexter_ay) July 12, 2018
What are they smoking???..
We can/could get £10mil+ from these PL bums ffs— Saturnion (@Saturnion96) July 12, 2018
Haha. What are they thinking. What is he thinking. Idiot was finally playing ok and now he wants to go play in England. He will embarrass Italy— ohdiociocariomio (@itranovero) July 12, 2018
He was a bust signing— f desimone (@fdes10) July 12, 2018
Take it and run.— Amazing Disco Ninja (@shuf_lee) July 12, 2018