Here is the weekly Everton transfer news round-up
It’s been an interesting season, to say the least for Everton fans. The inconsistent form has seen the Toffees possibly tumble out of the Champions League race. This doesn’t mean Everton are out of the European hunt though, with Everton still in prime position for a Europa League spot, and with European football comes some juicy transfer rumours.
With the season coming closer to the end, the transfer rumour mill is starting to turn, with all sorts of names being linked to join up with Carlo Ancelotti and his new-look Everton squad. So it’s time to take a look at some transfer rumours and rate them on the possibility of the transfer and the impact that the player would have on the club.
Here are three players Everton have been linked with over the past few days:
Source: Football Insider
This is a transfer that has Everton fans extremely excited, it wasn’t too long ago that the 29-year old centre-back was linked with an £89 million move to Manchester United, and now Carlo Ancelotti is confident that the Toffees would be able to land Kalidou Koulibaly for less than £60 million.
Koulibaly has been one of the standout centre-backs in world football over the past few years, with his performances for Napoli asserting the Senegalese defender as one of the best in the world.
The past season has been a bit of a struggle for Koulibaly due to muscle injury and also contracting COVID-19, leading to him missing eight games, but when he has played he’s continued to perform for Gennaro Gattuso’s side that are currently sitting fifth in Serie A.
Everton would more than likely have to pay around £50-60 million for the 29-year old, but due to centre-backs having a longer lifespan he could be a useful player for the club, especially if the rumours are true that Ancelotti doesn’t believe in any of the current centre-back partnerships that Everton have.
Koulibaly is very comfortable in possession and standing at a gigantic 6’4, he could provide Everton with a very dangerous option from set-pieces. He’s also comfortable in the tackle and wouldn’t be losing any physical battles. If Ancelotti plays a centre-back partnership of Ben Godfrey and Koulibaly, it could give Everton a fantastic partnership for years to come.