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Everton plot a move for Zaidu Sanusi

Frank Lampard is working on his first full transfer window at Everton since joining the club on Deadline Day back in January, and the club has now been linked with another potential target.

What’s the latest?

According to Portuguese newspaper Record (14 June, p.g 13) Everton are one of the clubs interested in signing Porto defender Zaidu Sanusi.

As per the report, the Toffees join a number of Premier League clubs interested in signing the Nigerian player this summer with Fulham, Brighton and Crystal Palace named as potentially interested parties.

Lampard will love him

There is a desperate need for improvements in the squad following a difficult relegation battle for Everton, and with Sanusi’s experience on the left side of the back-line at Champions League level, Lampard would surely love to add him to the squad.

The dynamo who reportedly has a £43m release clause has been impressing for Porto over the last season during his 24 appearances in the Primeira Liga.

Sanusi who was dubbed “superb” by one journalist on Twitter, scored three goals, made 1.3 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and won 3.5 duels on average per game, as well as completing an impressive 88% accuracy in his own half from his position as left-back.

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The 25-year-old was also a solid performer in Europe last term for his Portuguese club making six appearances but the side was unable to get out of their difficult group with quarter-finalists Atletico Madrid and finalists Liverpool.

Lampard will be looking for a new left-back to add depth to the position after Jonjoe Kenny left the club on a free transfer this week leaving only Vitaliy Mykolenko to hold the fort on the left side, so the club should be keen to make a signing to ensure the Toffees aren’t caught short next season.

Should Everton sign Zaidu Sanusi?





Everton cannot afford to not add reinforcements to their team again this summer after they suffered the second worst injury record in the Premier League that ultimately contributed to their struggle with maintaining their top-flight status, so Farhad Moshiri signing Sanusi would be a great start for the Merseyside club.

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