TalkSPORT commentator has responded to criticism from Everton fans

TalkSPORT commentator Sam Matterface has responded to criticism from Everton fans regarding his comments on potential player sales this summer. Matterface took to X (formerly Twitter) to express his frustration with the focus on a snippet of a larger conversation, writes the GN.

Following a brief clip featuring Matterface and Perry Groves discussing Everton’s financial situation, some fans took issue with Matterface suggesting that Jarrad Branthwaite, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and Jordan Pickford could be sold for a combined £70 million.

Matterface clarified his stance via X, stating: “This is what does me in about social media. This is not even a tenth of a wider conversation about serious financial issues – it’s the tail end of a discussion about what happens if vultures swoop on a club that need to sell. Shocked this is what you picked out.”

Everton’s Financial Woes Drive Potential Sales

There’s no denying Everton’s precarious financial situation. The longer the proposed takeover by Farhad Moshiri drags on, the deeper the club’s debts become.

The situation is further complicated by the upcoming contract expiration of Dominic Calvert-Lewin in just one year. Both he and England teammate Jordan Pickford are likely to attract transfer interest as homegrown players with international experience.

Uncertain Future for Key Players, Fan Favorites Face Departures

While the fate of the three players mentioned by Matterface remains uncertain, it appears increasingly likely that Everton will be forced to sell some of their prized assets. With takeover talks stalled, mounting debts, and a new stadium to finance, Everton fans may have to brace themselves for the departures of some fan favorites this summer.