What a start Everton had to the New Year. Ronald Koeman thrashed his former employers Southampton 3-0 on Monday to get maximum points to the start the New calendar year with. The fans will be highly optimistic about what the New Year could bring to them and will be well-known to the fact that Everton are expected to be one of the busier sides during January transfer window.
Everton will face a major blow with the news that winger Gerard Deulofeu being reportedly keen on a move to Italian giants AC Milan as per Italian media outlet TuttoSport. Well, to be fair, Deulofeu is not a regular first-team player at Goodison Park as he has never been able to perform on a consistent basis and Everton probably would welcome any suitable offer for him. But, at the same time, they will also have to look for replacements for him. In this article, we will take a look at three players who could head to Goodison Park if Deulofeu is allowed to leave-
Jese was always a very highly-rated player but failed to make the grade at his boyhood club Real Madrid. He moved to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer hoping that his fortunes could change at Parc des Princes but the move has turned out to be a nightmare for him.
He is struggling for both form and opportunities in France and could very well revive his career at Everton if he moves to Goodison Park. He can play either as a number nine or on either flank and would be able to give Everton plenty of options in attack, something which they are in dire need of.
The Spanish cum Basque Country international was one of the most talked-about young players in the world a few years back but is yet to make his move out of Athletic Bilbao. ‘For how long will he stay at Sam Mames?’- this is a big question.
The 24-year-old certainly have all the qualities to play for a bigger club and Everton are a pretty ambitious club. Muniain certainly is an option Everton could and should consider.
The Golden Boy of Dutch football has struggled to make his mark at Manchester United and clearly does not belong in Jose Mourinho’s plans. Still only 22, he still deserves a chance in Premier League and Everton certainly could gamble on him.
Yes, we are using the word ‘gamble’ because the Dutch prodigy has done nothing impressive since his move to Old Trafford but if the gamble pays off, Everton certainly will get a special player.