Football FanCast can exclusively reveal that Everton are in the market to sign a right winger when the summer transfer window opens.
Marcel Brands and Carlo Ancelotti have been busy preparing for the next market and view that area of the pitch as their top priority.
Although a specific name hasn’t formally been considered yet, the Toffees have already begun their search as they look to add more depth and quality to their offensive options.
We can confirm that behind the scenes, Everton have been in contact with various clubs and agents to discuss potential targets and that are ready to step up their hunt in the coming months as signing a right winger is their number one priority.
James Rodriguez has regularly been used in that third of the field since signing from Bayern Munich in the summer but his deal expires in 2022.
Theo Walcott could head to Southampton after being linked with a permanent switch by reports elsewhere, while Josh King has failed to set the world alight since arriving in January.
Ancelotti identified King as a player to add greater depth in an attacking area but he is yet to score after signing a six-month deal.
With Bernard courting interest from elsewhere too, it would leave the Merseyside outfit rather light in the wide areas if all three depart.
It’s not known what sort of budget they have in mind but they’ve shown in recent years that they aren’t afraid to spend big money on their top priority transfers.
The Toffees will, however, need to use their funds more wisely after some expensive disasters in recent years.