Everton fans have taken to Twitter to hammer the Toffees for their club statement, after Lucas Digne joined Aston Villa.
Well, the Everton fans are furious after Digne joined Aston Villa, but not because they’ve lost a top player.
Instead, the Goodison Park faithful are disgusted at their club’s lack of appreciation for the Frenchman’s efforts.
Everton’s statement simply mentions that Digne has made 15 appearances this season, as well as the fact he used to play for Lille, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.
If anything, it reads more like the left-back’s Wikipedia profile.
Whatever happened between Rafa Benitez and Digne, the Toffees should show more respect to a player who has worn the armband for them.
That is not just our opinion, but clearly the belief of many Everton fans who are clearly siding with the left-back instead of Benitez, unsurprisingly.
Things look pretty bleak right now, although Everton could actually be better off come the end of January.
The signing of Vitaliy Mykolenko was an encouraging one, and his display against Hull in the FA Cup offered hope that he can replace Digne adequately.
Anwar El Ghazi is also close to arriving on loan, a player who clearly has ability having scored ten Premier League goals last season.
Everton need more depth on the flanks, and it’s possible that a move for El Ghazi wouldn’t have come about had Digne not moved to Villa Park.
Of course, only time will tell, but there are certainly green shoots emerging from the rubble that Digne’s exit has caused.
For now, let’s see what the Everton fans on Twitter have been saying about the club’s statement…
Shocking statement that, The People’s Club showing it’s true colours. https://t.co/MAXnq3ebYQ
— The Everton End (@TheEvertonEnd) January 13, 2022
Is that it? Embarrassing. What have you become? This isn’t Everton. pic.twitter.com/pht909H1ga
— Watched Toffee (@WatchedToffee) January 13, 2022
Disgusting statement to make on the departure of a player who has captained the club on multiple occasions.
— Jamie Mellor (@JamieMellor81) January 13, 2022