Some AC Milan fans react to Everton's reported Bertolacci offer

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Premier League outfit Everton have reportedly made a bid of £5m to sign Andrea Bertolacci from Serie A side AC Milan - and offered him a contract too.

Andrea Bertolacci of AC Milan reacts to a missed chance during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and AC Milan at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on March 13, 2016 in Verona, Italy.

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.

Godfred Donsah of Bologna FC is challenged by Andrea Bertolacci of AC Milan during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 21, 2017 in Milan,...

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.

AC Milan's midfielder from Italy Andrea Bertolacci (L) fights for the ball with Hellas Verona's forward from Italy Luca Toni during the Italian Seria A football match AC Milan vs Hellas...

 

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