Evertonians were warned by fans of clubs that Sam Allardyce had managed previously that he tends to leave the cupboard bare when he exits a club. The latest rumour being reported here by the Mirror is not going to change that impression in fans’ minds.
Apparently, former Everton manager David Moyes is planning to swoop for Tom Davies in this January transfer window while in his current role with West Ham United. The Hammers could use his energy and endeavour in the middle of the park.
Teenager Davies has been used on and off by Allardyce since he took over 11 games ago, coming on to provide a spark when he’s been used as a substitute. Adored by the fans, should the Board at Everton decide to transfer him out it would raise a storm among the fans who are still raw from Ross Barkley being disposed of just a few days ago.
Another report from the same outlet adds that the Toffees are looking to add right winger Michail Antonio with a £20million bid. Everton could clearly use some help at the wing position and if the Theo Walcott bid fails then Antonio could be the fall back option.
Should even the possibility of a swap deal be mentioned, or even two separate transfers, the Blues will definitely be outraged at the possibility of losing ‘one of their own’, despite Davies’ performances this season more indifferent than anything else.
In addition, a move for Antonio would mean considering that he is the long term future of the position, one which hasn’t necessarily inspired confidence.