Dressing room split as players threaten to leave over one player's actions
There's a crisis at Everton and senior players are ready to quit over a huge dressing room split involving Tom Davies and Oumar Niasse.
Davies, the club's 19-year-old midfielder summed up the unrest by telling a friend: “Had enough of all the sh*t now, it’s making me feel down every day.”
And, according to various reports, he felt so strongly about the situation he considered meeting with his agent to discuss leaving Goodison Park.
Another senior player told a pal about Niasse: “I say everyone chucks transfer requests in unless Oumar goes.
“He’s the problem. He goes, problem goes.”
And another first-team player told a friend: “No one wants him.”
Niasse — one of the few shining lights on the pitch with nine goals for Everton this season — has told friends he feels uncomfortable at the club.
The 28-year-old Senegal forward has had run-ins with several senior first team players and the club has been described as a “war zone”.
Among those in heated discussions are captain Phil Jagielka, striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, England goalie Jordan Pickford and defenders Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Jonjoe Kenny.
One senior player has vowed to have heart-to-heart talks with the managerless club and has told his agent he wants an urgent meeting with Everton’s new boss before deciding on his future.
Further unrest will infuriate fans after the team’s poor season, which started with Ronald Koeman getting the sack in October.
After a series of bust-ups, senior stars including Wayne Rooney have tried to quell the feuding.
The drama is thought to be among the England legend’s reasons for leaving his boyhood club and moving to America.
Rooney arrived in the States on Wednesday and will meet officials at Major League Soccer club DC United this week, his spokesperson confirmed.