Neal Maupay’s recent behavior, including throwing darts at James Maddison and engaging in social media insults, has sparked a row with Kyle Walker. Despite this, Maupay is displaying composure in front of goal, showing the form of a lethal striker and exhibiting ruthless behavior to rile up opponents. It’s worth mentioning that he is still owned by Everton, although his time at the club was forgettable, with just one goal in 32 appearances.
Maupay appears to require a strike partner, which contrasts with Everton’s one-striker systems. There is a bonus payment due in his loan fee to Everton if he makes a set number of appearances. His social media comments and conflicts with other players have added an entertaining dynamic, although it’s important not to take it too seriously.
The intentions behind Maupay’s conflict with Walker are unclear, so judgment should be reserved until the details are known. Maupay must continue scoring to maintain his new persona as a wind-up merchant. If his goals dry up, it may become a bit frivolous.