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Everton Eyeing A Winter Move For This 21 Year Old Winger: Why Koeman Has To Make It Happen

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Anirban Sarkar
Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

Following their underwhelming start to the season Everton are looking for a game changer. Ronald Koeman has lots of options at his disposal but the summer signings are yet to jump in with their individual contribution. The Merseyside club are yet to turn around things and Koeman has already started to chalk out his plan for the winter transfer window.

If reports are to be believed Koeman is eyeing South American sensation Federico Martinez. The 21-year-old happens to play for Uruguayan side Liverpool and has caught the eye of a number of clubs with his display.

He has been likened to Angel Di Maria and the talented attacker has burst onto the first scene at Liverpool. Koeman is assembling a squad to build a future project at the Goodison Park and since the time the Dutch manager took charge at the Merseyside club they have been linked with a number of youngsters.

Arsenal and Atletico Madrid are also keeping a tab on the player who netted a fantastic goal against Penarol last month. Incidentally, in that match, he came against Former Liverpool player Maxi Rodriguez who is still at his peak at the age of 36.

Martinez could follow the suit of Di Maria who had a short and bitter stint in the Premier League with Manchester United. The Argentine winger has been one of the most decorated players of all time and Martinez could follow his footsteps soon.

Everton have shown the intent more than any club for the player who also holds a Spanish passport so it won’t be hard for him to get a work permit in England.

The player would command a fee of meagre £1m which is at the moment is very much affordable for the Toffees. Farhad Moshiri, the new owner of the club has injected fresh investment to the club.

The Merseyside club comparatively is well stocked in the wide department but an injury to Yanick Bolasie and inconsistent performances of Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas have completely spoiled the best-laid plans of Koeman.

The promising winger who can be stationed on both the wings could be a big bet if he does arrive at the Goodison Park. West Ham United have also been linked with the player in the summer so Everton do have to face a pretty stringent battle if they need to bring the player.

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