Everton send scouts to watch 29 year old German midfielder as transfer strategy emerges

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Everton have started their summer planning early and seem to be focused on securing smart deals rather than paying big chunks of money in transfer fees. Everton are now considering a move for Union Berlin midfielder Rani Khedira.

The obvious department to strengthen is attack but Everton seem to be considering midfield reinforcements too. So far, Everton have been linked with a number of midfielders as a particular transfer strategy seems to be emerging.

According to 90min, Everton are interested in Union Berlin midfielder Khedira, who is the younger brother of retired midfielder Sami Khedira. The Toffees are not the only side monitoring the 29 year old, who is an integral part of the Union Berlin squad.

Everton send scouts to watch Rani Khedira

Along with Everton, Premier League sides Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Wolves, West Ham United and Leicester City had sent scouts to watch the German defensive midfielder in Union Berlin’s second leg encounter against Ajax in the Europa League. Union Berlin emerged as 3-1 winners in the tie and Khedira was flawless in the middle of the park.

Khedira’s deal runs out at the end of the season and the possibility of him being available for free has got many clubs interested. Union Berlin want to keep hold of Khedira beyond this season and hope that the lure of the Champions League football could entice him to stay in the German capital.

Union are currently third in the Bundesliga table, just three points behind leaders Bayern Munich. Everton will have competition for Khedira but a transfer strategy seems to be emerging from Everton’s side.

The Toffees do not have abundant money and have seen their spending get limited because of the Profit and Sustainability rules of the Premier League. The Merseysiders seem to be targeting players who are on the verge of becoming free agents in the summer. Hoffenheim midfielder Dennis Geiger emerged as a target as the German is also out of contract at the end of the season.

Daichi Kamada was another player being looked at but the Japanese international is set to join Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer in June. Now, Khedira has also been scouted, who has less than five months left on his contract.

It is altogether a different story whether the Toffees can convince him given he has the chance of playing Champions League football next season. The Merseysiders are likely to part ways with Tom Davies who will walk out of Goodison as a free agent and EFC might look to bring a midfielder as a replacement.

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