Claims Nunes signing dependent on Everton takeover going through

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 12: Matheus Nunes #23 of Portugal in action during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 2 match between Switzerland and Portugal at Stade de Geneve on June 12, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by RvS.Media/Basile Barbey/Getty Images)
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 12: Matheus Nunes #23 of Portugal in action during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 2 match between Switzerland and Portugal at Stade de Geneve on June 12, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by RvS.Media/Basile Barbey/Getty Images) /
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New stories have emerged linking Everton once again with a move in this transfer window for the Sporting Lisbon star Matheus Nunes.

The young midfielder was alledgedly a target for Everton throughout most of last year’s summer transfer window and while a deal was supposedly close, nothing came of it.

Now, according to a French source via HITC, the Toffees’ are apparently interested in reviving this transfer, but only if the proposed takeover led by Peter Kenyon, goes through.

That might or might not happen at the moment things are progressing slowly and it’s anyone’s guess whether this takeover happens. There are also reports that others are potentially interested in buying the club so this sounds like it much run and run all summer.

There are also many questions about what all this uncertainty might mean for the club’s potential transfer business.

So obviously, this is basically classically tenuous media reporting, which can in all likelihood be dismissed as having little or nothing behind it.

Nunes is certainly a talented young player with some qualities that would in theory improve the Blues’ midfield, in an attacking sense anyway.

However, he does seem quite similar a player to Dele Alli and Nunes appears to be best suited to playing a sort of number ten-type position, which is perhaps Alli’s best role if he is to have a future at Goodison Park.

More importantly, in my view Everton need to look at midfielders who can offer a more all-round contribution to the side and start to contribute straight away.

Perhaps the kind of midfielder that the Toffees’ really need is someone like a younger version of Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The former Watford player at his best would be the kind of dynamic box-to-box midfielder that would provide the additional defensive and attacking support that is sorely needed.

While that might be difficult there are a few midfielders around who could offer that energetic dynamism, but the question is can Everton find and afford such a player and will that be affected by this continuing uncertainty over ownership of the club.