Let’s re-sign Donovan too! Twitter reacts to Everton’s swoop for Pienaar

Everton are reported have agreed a fee with Tottenham for Steven Pienaar, with the Toffees fans hailing the signing on Twitter

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
David Moyes
David Moyes led Everton to a seventh-place finish last season Photo: J Gulledge, via Wikimedia

David Moyes

Steven Pienaar is on the brink of a return to Everton after the Merseyside outfit agreed a reported £4.5m deal with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The South Africa international moved to White Hart Lane last summer but struggled to break in Spurs’ first-team and was loaned back to the Toffees in January.

The Everton supporters hailed news of Pienaar’s re-signing on Twitter as David Moyes looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

Here are some of the Tweets that caught our eye.

Phil Lloyd ‏(@philblueboy) is clearly happy to see Pienaar return: “God is great but Pienaar is better #WelcomeHome Pienaar #EFC#COYB!”

Stephen (‏@ToffeeBlue1878) wants Everton to sign Landon Donovan and Adam Johnson as well as Pienaar: “When we get Pienaar. I want Landon back early or get Adam Johnson on loan – those wingers would provide Jelavic with everything he needs!”

Andy Crook ‏(@AndyJCrook) is shocked to see Everton owner Bill Kenwright spending money: “At last! A fee agreed for Pienaar!! Bill must have raided the vaults!!#efc #coyb”

Everton News Feed ‏(@EvertonNewsFeed) would be happy if the transfer window was to slam shut today: “It’s a given if we sign anyone after Pienaar and not sell anyone that is a MASSIVE Bonus! And a great window #COYB!”

Ryan Traill ‏(@ryantraill) is happy to see Tottenham making a profit: “Everton pay £1.5m more for Pienaar than we bought him for in the first place… #Profit”

Arsenal fan Abhinav ‏(@AbhinavAFC) is impressed: “I’ve made a mistake. Spurs actually bought Pienaar for £3m, barely played him and now sell him back for £4.5m. That’s great business.”

While Andrew Parker ‏(@everton_parker) reckons Spurs chairman Daniel Levy worked hard to get the best possible deal: “Everton agree a fee with Spurs for Pienaar at last. That chairman of theirs drives a hard bargain. Big season from SP a must!”

Tottenham fan Keeno ‏(@hotspurkeeno) is happy to see Pienaar leave: “Good to see Pienaar fee agreed, that’s another space in the squad cleared for new arrivals and a good 70k a week cleared from the wage bill.”

Football Advisor ‏(@Soccer_Advisor) reckons Dutch defender John Heitinga will leave the club after Pienaar’s signing: “#Heitinga looks to be on his way out of Goodison so that #Everton can fund the deal for #Pienaar.#Moyes will be remembered as a legend #EPL!”

Connor Southern ‏(@connorefc19995) is pleased with the deal: “Pienaar coming home sign one more player and then shut the transfer window #coyb!”

However, J Murphyefc ‏(@JamesMurphyefc) urges Kenwright to sign manager Moyes up to a new deal: “I’m glad we are going to sign Pienaar but our most IMPORTING signing we have to do is David Moyes’s new contract!”


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