The Brazilian was the subject of reported interest last summer from Roma where his former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca is currently in charge.
Nothing came of that speculation but with Bernard unable to command a first-choice spot at Goodison Park, it's inevitable that talk of him leaving will be revived now that the January transfer window is open.
Carlo Ancelotti has already suggested that Everton will move to make Robin Olsen's loan move from Roma a permanent arrangement this month and that could grease the wheels for Bernard to be reunited with Fonseca in Serie A.
Speaking to La Roma 24, Bernard's agent Adriano Spadotto said: “I've talked about it several times, but only with Paulo Fonseca. Yes [a swap deal involving Olsen] is possible.”
Original Source: Sport Witness
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1 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:37:52
2 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:48:20
3 Posted 05/01/2021 at 20:19:14
4 Posted 05/01/2021 at 20:35:15
5 Posted 05/01/2021 at 20:39:07
6 Posted 05/01/2021 at 20:41:36
7 Posted 05/01/2021 at 23:04:15
Like James I wanted to see him play more centrally with freedom to roam. Neither are wingers as they lack pace, energy and strength to play that role.
But James's class and ability means he has adapted to the position better offering more of an attacking threat and if either are to play a more central role there's no room for Bernard.
I like the lad but like so many of our players he's wasteful in possession rarely creating any chances when in good positions. He lacks that final killer pass, cross, decision making.
But swapping for a sub keeper, surely we aren't that daft. They have other player's we should target.
8 Posted 05/01/2021 at 23:12:18
His peers in the Premier League: Salah, Son, Mané, Sterling, Zaha, Torres, Perisic and the list goes on. Bernard is no way near their ability. We need someone who can come in on either the right or left and make a real impact.
Neto from Wolves looks a good player. Or Maxim from Newcastle would be a decent option.
9 Posted 06/01/2021 at 00:09:49
10 Posted 06/01/2021 at 00:19:58
11 Posted 06/01/2021 at 09:11:21
Ancelotti obviously doesn't rate Gordon enough yet, doesn't think he's ready or whatever, so that leaves is with a rapidly underperforming Richarlison, who's form out wide this season has been dismal but we know, and he knows, that there's no potential replacement for a short term.
Bernard will inevitably leave, yes; he's not been anywhere near the player he was in his first year here which is sad because we loved him dovetailing with Digne on the left.
Get good money for him, yes, but only if that money is being spent towards a better replacement.
12 Posted 06/01/2021 at 12:41:00
The Italian league will suit his game much better, if he goes I wish him well. It will be interesting to find out if we have to pay him off or contribute to his huge wage as part of this deal.
13 Posted 06/01/2021 at 21:48:21
14 Posted 06/01/2021 at 21:53:55
15 Posted 06/01/2021 at 22:29:03
Get some coin, if possible on a good rate, but there's other players in the Everton professional layers who need shifting as a priority.
16 Posted 07/01/2021 at 11:22:38
17 Posted 07/01/2021 at 11:30:25
18 Posted 08/01/2021 at 00:24:03
I also see potential for more goals for, and with him for Richarlison, James, and Calvert-Lewin, try a young fella for an out-and-out striker when needed in the last 15 minutes?
19 Posted 08/01/2021 at 03:14:39
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