Everton’s defence has been a point of concern this term ith Carlo Ancelotti failing to identify the best possible centre-back pairing in his trademark 4-4-2 formation.
While Seamus Coleman and Djibril Sidibe have done impressive work on the right flank, Lucas Digne has been omnipresent on the left side of the back four. However, the former AC Milan coach has had to work hard to forge a solid partnership at the back. Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate and Michael Keane all have been scrambling for the starting spot yet none have been able to fixate their place in the starting eleven. As the Coronavirus has hampered the 2019-2020 season, clubs have had the time to plan for transfer strategies for the upcoming season.
An experienced, battle-hardened centre back is the need of the hour for Everton and Ancelotti has identified Inter Milan’s Diego Godin as a viable option. The former Atletico Madrid man has never played in the Premier League but has the pedigree to succeed at such a high level. According to Calciomercato Inter, Antonio Conte has been left far from convinced by Godin and is willing to part ways with him in the upcoming transfer window. The 34-year-old Godin joined Inter in 2019 but has failed to replicate the solidity that he once showcased at Atletico. One thing is clear that Godin is past his prime but has loads of experience that he can transmit to the youngsters of the team. Ancelotti deploys his troops in a 4-4-2 formation, a system that Godin was embedded to during his Atletico Madrid days.
Considering his age, Everton can acquire Diego Godin’s services for a very reasonable price. Godin might not be at the prime of his career but the counsel he can provide to younger players like Holgate is invaluable. For Godin, adding the achievement of playing in the Premier League would be another feather in the hat. He’s at a stage where he must enjoy the remaining few years in his career and should capitalize every opportunity he gets.
Considering all aspects and variables, Everton must try and sign Diego Godin without any hesitation. For a price of £6- £8 million, Diego Godin could be a steal for the Toffees.