Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Everton Are Interested In This £40m Rated Midfield Ace: Where Can He Fit Into Silva’s Plans?

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

After their victory over Cardiff City last weekend, Everton are now gearing up to keep their winning form intact in the Premier League. The players are performing well under the tutelage of Marco Silva, and the Portuguese mastermind should look to add more steel to his side with the inclusion of some new faces in the January transfer market.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the Toffees have their eyes fixed on the Lyon midfield ace Tanguy Ndombele. The 21-year-old has been in tremendous form this season and has already made a name for himself with his ball control and physicality. The reports also say that the Merseyside club have already sent their chief scout Martyn Glover to have a look at the young French midfielder ahead of the next transfer window.

The player has been one of the best performers in the middle of the pitch in the Ligue 1 as well as the Champions League for his side this season. He helped his team notch up their only win so far in the European competition against Premier League giants Manchester City.

The Citizens are also reportedly in pursuit of the player and Everton might face some hard competition as they look to secure the signature of the 21-year-old Lyon star.

However, with players like Idrissa Gana Gueye and Andre Gomes already in the side, it might not be the greatest decision for the Toffees to invest in a player who is still untested in the Premier League. Ndombele is undoubtedly a player of the finest calibre but he needs to become more mature with his decision making before he can play in the Premier League. 

Apart from Gomes and Gueye, who are performing exceptionally well in the midfield for the Toffees, a talented player like Tom Davies is also waiting in the wings to get his chance to prove his mettle. The Englishman has already displayed that he is a top-class midfielder and it would be wise for Marco Silva to invest in nurturing the home-grown talent rather than bringing in an untested youngster.

As per reports, Ndombele is valued at £40m, which might prove to be a turn-off for the Toffees in their pursuit of the player. Besides, with the likes of Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin not being able to perform on a consistent basis, it is more critical for Silva to add more firepower to his attack rather than investing in an area that is already performing well this season so far.

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