Everton look to be on a spending spree in the summer and have already made it possible for them to get some of the best players in Premier League and Europe to become a part of their revamped squad for the next term.
Though the Merseyside club have brought in one of the finest defenders in the Premier League in the form of Michael Keane, they look quite keen on bringing in another centre back to safeguard their defence from opposition attack, this time the target being the New Zealand international Winston Reid who is currently playing for the Premier League side West Ham United.
However, it has been made clear by the Hammers that they will not be letting go of their prized possession Reid in the summer transfer window. This has made the Toffees look for other options for the next term, who will be ready to join the team and strengthen its defence to the core.
Three players who can now be on the target list for the Everton boss Ronald Koeman and can be brought into the team in the ongoing summer transfer window are-
Virgil Van Dijk-
The Southampton defender has reportedly told his team management that he wants to head out of St Mary’s Park in the summer, who have since restricted him from practising with the team. This might be an opportunity for the Merseyside club to bring in the player and strengthen their defence. Van Dijk has been linked with a number of teams including Everton’s arch rivals Liverpool after he performed brilliantly for the Saints in the last term in their backline.
The English international has fallen out of favour under his current club coach Jose Mourinho, who publicly said that he lacks commitment to the team’s cause and might be looking to offload him in the summer. Everton might be looking to bring in the influential player to strengthen their back line for the next season and hope that he will repeat his past performance as well.
The French defender has been one of the best defenders in the last season playing in the Premier League, as he made it possible for Crystal Palace to stay in the top flight. However, being out of favour under the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made the defender restless, which might be a good opportunity for their city rivals Everton to get their hands on the 27-year old.