Everton could be about to reignite their interest in a player that Marco Silva wanted to sign last summer if emerging reports are to be believed…
According to Peter Harding, Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is said to be keen on becoming part of Carlo Ancelotti’s squad this window, although it remains to be seen if the Italian will come forward with a bid.
Earlier this summer, Eagles boss Roy Hodgson revealed that the 27-year-old would like to move on from Selhurst Park – a year after a move to the Toffees fell through, and the Daily Mail credit them with interest once again.
He could be available at a cut-price of just £30m this time around.
And it appears as if the veteran manager is preparing for life without his star man as Sky Sports claim the south Londoners are eyeing a move for Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga.
If all of the above turns out to be true, then Ancelotti should absolutely go back in for Zaha before the transfer window shuts next month.
Now that he’s bolstered the engine room with a trio of exciting additions, it’s time to improve the creativity and impetus out wide – and the Ivorian fits the bill immensely.
Everton’s wingers drastically underperformed last season. Theo Walcott, Bernard and £34m summer signing Alex Iwobi combined for just six goals, which is less than half of top-scoring duo Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin who both hit 13 for the season.
As Hodgson has said in the past, the 27-year-old is a “game-changer” whom they “depend on,” so he could certainly become the next part of the Italian’s revolution at Goodison Park.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was once interested in the winger and is thought to have believed that he could be “the next Ronaldo,” according to chairman Steve Parish.
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