With the COVID-19 brining a halt to football in England and across majority of European nations, teams have used this off-season time to plan their transfers and make strategies for the upcoming summer transfer window.
Everton have been alert of possible business that can be done and are targeting a wide midfield player. In Carlo Ancelotti’s 4-4-2 formation, the wide left flank is safely held by Bernard who with his diminutive figure and pace darts crosses for Dominic Calvert Lewin and Richarlison. The Brazilian has been highly impressive and has kept new signing Alex Iwobi out of the lineup.
However, there’s a different story on the right flank. The right flank has been a point of concern for the Everton management all season. Carlo Ancelotti has used Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi, Gylfi Sigurdsson and even right back Djibril Sidibe in that position but none have been able to dominate that position. One can overlook Sigurdsson as his qualities never suit him to be a winger. The Icelandic doesn’t have enough pace in his legs to evade defenders solely on pace. His best position is attacking midfield, where he is doing wonders.
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With all the options failing, Everton are aware of the importance of bringing a wide midfielder or a winger to Goodison Park. Theo Walcott is 31 and is no longer a reliable option for the Toffeees. In such circumstance, the club hierarchy has turned their attention to SS Lazio’s Adam Marusic. According to L’Equipe, Everton have entered the race to sign Marusic but face heavy competition from French giants Paris-Saint Germain.
The same source has also stated that PSG have made the first move in signing the Montenegro international. Reports have stated that a €15 million bid from Les Parisiens has been accepted by Lazio. Everton are trying to intervene and negotiate a deal with the Italians. Adam Marusic has had an underwhelming year with Simone Inzaghi’s team. Injuries and bad form have restricted Adam Murasic to make only ten appearances this term.
Life doesn’t look easy at Stadio Olimpico for the 27 year old. It would be in the best interest for Murasic to look for a future elsewhere. With Everton in search of a wide midfielder, Murasic might be the perfect man to operate at the right flank.