Everton keeping tabs on £8 million man available on a free transfer this summer

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Everton are already keeping tabs on certain targets who could be available in the summer transfer window. Hoffenheim midfielder Dennis Geiger is on Everton’s list of potential targets in the summer.

The Toffees has had a terrible winter transfer window with no player coming through the doors of Finch Farm during the entire month. In order to avoid such a disaster again, the Merseysiders are already planning for the summer, recognizing and evaluating targets. Of course, a lot will depend on Everton’s survival battle and whether they manage to keep themselves afloat in the English Top Flight.

The arrival of Sean Dyche has infused some hope, especially after the spirited performance against Arsenal that saw Everton register their first win since October. Work still remains but if the Arsenal performance is anything to go by, the supporters will feel a bit relieved for the remainder of the season.

Everton are still sitting 18th in the table and need 22 points in 17 games to reach the magical number of 40. With the on-field relegation battle, Everton also needs to pay attention to expiring contracts, with seven players capable of walking out as free agents at the end of the season.

Everton eye soon-to-be free agent Dennis Geiger

Abdoulaye Doucoure’s contract is expiring at the end of the season and prior to Dyche’s arrival, EFC would have allowed the Malian to leave given his sporadic role in Frank Lampard’s system. The 30 year old is reborn under Dyche and the Toffees now have a decision to make about Doucoure’s contract.

Tom Davies will also see his contract expire at the end of the season and there have been little indication over his future. At this point, it seems that Davies will walk out as a free agent in the summer and Everton seem to be planning for midfield reinforcements in the summer.

According to the German publication Kicker, Everton are keeping tabs on central midfielder Geiger. The Toffees are not alone in the chase as they face competition from Benfica and Eintracht Frankfurt. The 24 year old is in the final five months of his contract and is free to discuss a pre-contract arrival with foreign clubs.

The German has been at Hoffenheim for his whole career but is finally looking for newer pastures. Given that he will be available on a free transfer, Geiger is a decent option for the Toffees but they are sure to face competition from other clubs too.

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