Despite starting their season on a decent note, Everton are currently in a spot of bother in the Premier League given the problems they are facing in every department. Their attack has been dependent on the solo goal-scoring skills of Richarlison while the midfield has been facing injury worries.
The defence is in an even worse position with the likes of Yerry Mina, Kurt Zouma and Michael Keane, all failing to live up to the expectations of the fans and manager Marco Silva.
The Portuguese gaffer has already tried a number of formations this season but has found no feasible solution to his defensive woes. He is reportedly looking to include a few new faces in the squad to restore the stability that has been missing from the backline for the last eight odd matches.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Everton gaffer has his eyes on the Italian youngster Gianluca Mancini, who has been making headlines in the Serie A for his defensive skills. He is currently plying his trade for Atalanta and has already made 14 appearances this season.
Though they started strongly in the initial phase of the season, the Toffees have suddenly fallen off the pace to finish their season among the top six clubs. Silva needs to take the right decision to add more steel to the side and Mancini could be a valuable addition to the Everton defence.
From whatever we have seen so far, Michael Keane has performed inconsistently, and his form is dipping by the day. Kurt Zouma still has a long way to go before he is considered as a top-class defender while Yerry Mina’s lack of experience at the top level has not helped things for Everton. This is where a player like Mancini, who has been dishing out diligent performances consistently in one of the top leagues in Europe, can come in handy for the Toffees.
Everton have spent a lot of money in the last two seasons, most of which unfortunately has been wasted on players who have severely underperformed. This time Farhad Moshiri should make sure that he helps Marco Silva by investing in the right player who can serve the club for a longer period of time. It might be a bit risky to bring in someone like Mancini who doesn’t have any experience of playing in the Premier League but given his brilliant form; it could be a risk worth taking for the Toffees.