After struggling with a relegation battle in the Premier League, Everton will need to make changes to ensure they don’t find themselves in the same situation again next season and are already identifying potential signings that could improve their squad.
According to The Mirror, Everton are prepared to fight with other Premier League clubs for the signing of out of contract midfielder Christian Eriksen this summer.
As per the report, the Toffees face tough competition for the player’s signature this summer with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur also keen to add Eriksen to their squad ahead of next season.
Eriksen has made an instant impact on Brentford since joining the club on a six-month deal back in January, and his quality is something Everton could really use in their midfield set-up next season, so supporters will surely love him if he did make the move to Merseyside.
When the 30-year-old playmaker joined the London club, the Bees were finding it difficult to get points in the Premier League with seven defeats out of eight games between the end of November and the end of February, however, this quickly changed when Eriksen was introduced in the team.
The £13.5m-rated maestro who was hailed “unbelievable” by Thomas Frank made his first 90 minute performance against Norwich City at the beginning of March and from then on the club went on to win the next five games and drawing one that Eriksen was involved in.
In fact Brentford only lost two of the last 10 games of the season where Eriksen played 90 minutes, with the midfielder scoring one goal, delivering four assists and creating five big chances, as well as making 2.8 key passes, 1.2 tackles and 1.1 clearances on average per game.
With that being said, his positive impact and influence on Frank’s team is in desperate need at Everton next season as they attempt to move on from their joint-worst ever campaign in 2021/22 and compete for a better position in the Premier League.
Signing Eriksen on a free transfer would be a major coup and brilliant business from Farhad Moshiri as he looks to improve the squad whilst working within a tight budget that Everton need to stick to this summer amidst financial troubles.