Everton target now open to Everton move after offering himself to Juventus

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Everton have been scouring the free agent market after the transfer deadline day and have been linked to the likes of Andre Ayew and Isco. A disastrous winter transfer window saw no incomings which has forced the Toffees to tip their toes in the free agent market and make the best of what’s available.

Sean Dyche did make the best of what was available, registering his first win as Everton boss as the Toffees’ resilient display earned them a 1-0 win over league leaders Arsenal. Dyche lined up the Everton team in a 4-4-1-1 formation with Abdoulaye Doucoure acting as the bridge between the striker and the midfield.

The Toffees did need a striker in the winter transfer window and did look at players like Olivier Giroud, Paul Onuachu and Iliman Ndiaye on transfer deadline day. Even Ayew was considered and preliminary talks were held but the Ghana international chose to go to Nottingham Forest on a free transfer.

Everton started looking at other free agents and considered the signing of former Real Madrid player Isco, who is a free agent after mutually terminating his deal with Sevilla. The Spaniard came incredibly close to joining Union Berlin but the deal collapsed.

Free agent Isco open to Everton move

Turkish club Konyaspor also confirmed that they were in talks to sign the 30 year old and the conversations are progressing well. Another report from Italy via Tutto Juve has claimed that the Toffees have considered signing Isco on a free transfer and the former Malaga man is enticed by the idea of playing in the Premier League and would be open to a move to Goodison Park.

So far, Everton have just looked into the prospect of signing Isco and no concrete offer has been offered on the table. The 30 year old offered himself to Juventus but the Bianconeri are not convinced with the idea of signing the Spaniard.

It is still unclear if Isco does get into Dyche’s system. The former Burnley manager demands athleticism and high work rate from all his midfielders. Isco isn’t someone with horse’s stamina or with the capability to run up and down the field with the same intensity for 90 minutes.

His vision and imagination is his biggest strength and can create chances from tight pockets of space. Isco can be impactful in the way James Rodriguez was at Everton during his time at Goodison Park. The 30 year old will have to work on his fitness as Dyche is one of the most physically demanding managers.

Even though Isco remains open to an Everton move, Dyche might be skeptical about signing the Spaniard.

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