In a recent report, Marca claimed that Everton are eyeing a move for Barcelona B youngster Arnau Comas. It is understood that the Toffees have identified the Spanish centre-back as an ideal long-term replacement for Yerry Mina.
Comas’ Recent Rise In Spanish Football
The 21-year-old is a product of Barcelona’s prestigious La Masia academy but is still waiting to make his first senior appearance for the Catalan club. Comas has established himself as an important member of Barca’s B team over the past couple of seasons.
The Cassa de la Selva-born talent has featured in 38 matches for Barcelona B thus far, scoring two goals in the process. Comas has begun to prove his worth as a reliable defender in the youth level of Spanish football but the jury is still out on whether he can step up and become a consistent performer in top-flight football.
Everton Eyeing A Move For Comas: Is He A Prospect For The Future?
Comas is a solid tackler of the ball and can use his towering 1.91m frame to dominate the opposition in the air and win some important aerial duels for his team. He doesn’t shy away from clearing the danger when needed and can even chip in with the odd goal as he is such an aerial threat from indirect set-pieces.
The Spanish whizkid has decent pace in his locker and loves playing his way out from the back. Hence, it makes a lot of sense for the Toffees to engineer a move to lure Comas to Goodison Park next year.
The Barcelona B star’s current contract is set to expire at the end of this campaign, so Everton would potentially land him on a free transfer if the player decides not to extend his deal. Rafael Benitez could be the perfect man to oversee Comas’ development as the Toffees boss speaks the same language and has a wealth of experience in nurturing youth talent. Plus, the Spaniard would be a good, long-term replacement for Yerry Mina at the Merseyside club.
Comas has the potential to become a future star in European football. There is no denying that he is a prospect to watch out for in the coming seasons which makes him a good signing for Everton to pursue next summer.