Everton fans react to report about Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams of Everton look dejected after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England.

Ashley Williams could reportedly end up staying at Everton.

Ashley Williams of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton fans on Twitter aren't exactly enthused by a recent report about Ashley Williams.

The linked-away Wales international has been touted to leave Merseyside this summer after a difficult 2017-18 campaign in which he struggled for form and regular football.

The Guardian reported last week that Stoke City were keen, but could Williams wind up staying at Everton?

Love Island World Cup: If EVERY contestant was a 2018 England World Cup player

According to The Liverpool Echo, the 33-year-old, who joined for £12 million in 2016 [BBC Sport] might stay and fight for his future with the Toffees.

Ashley Williams of Everton arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

The report claims that Williams might see out the final year of his contract at Goodison Park instead of leaving - a twist that has Everton fans unhappy.

Here is how some reacted on Twitter:

Fans of the Goodison Park side are probably right to be worried. As proven last year, Williams is probably past his best in terms of being a Premier League defender, so ideally a club as ambitious as Everton really need to find a way to remove him from their books.

They won't recoup their £12 million fee, but they will free up around £75,000 per week [Silly Season] in wages.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch