Frank Lampard is reportedly closing in on a deal for a former Everton favourite…
Lampard wishes to add extra depth to his engine room, wanting another midfielder even after they hopefully capture the Senegalese maestro.
Everton’s fragilities last season certainly lay in midfield, and whether Rafa Benitez or Lampard opted for a midfield three or two, they always seemed overran.
Adding some much-needed legs will be a huge boost in ensuring the Toffees are not once again dragged into a relegation scrap. He would be “perfect” for Everton, as Dominic Booth suggested he would have been for Manchester United.
Having played 108 games for Everton and being largely considered one of their better players, he left the club on very good terms, having earned them a huge fee when the Parisian club came calling.
Lampard’s desperation for midfielders is further outlined in his pursuit of LOSC Lille midfielder Amadou Onana, who he looks to snatch from under West Ham United’s noses.
A “monster” of a midfielder, he ranked in the top 6% for pressures per 90. Some much-needed energy alongside Alex Iwobi would swiftly produce one of the most exceptionally fit midfielders in the Premier League.
However, it seems that at PSG, he has honed his passing skills and would return as a much greater footballer than he left. He averaged a remarkable pass completion percentage of 92.7% last season, combined with 4.19 progressive passes per 90.
Everton fans will rejoice at this transfer update, as they get to see a fan favourite return with vast experience who will instantly improve their midfield. This would certainly be a perfect signing from Kevin Thelwell as they aim to avoid another dreaded relegation battle.