According to Sky Sports News reporter Vinny O’Connor, Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake is of interest to Everton.
The Toffees are allegedly keen to bring a new centre-back to the club during the January transfer window, and Ake has emerged as a potential target.
O’Connor claims that Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are all ahead of the Merseyside outfit in the queue, but his Sky Sports colleague Kaveh Solhekol has declared (22:39, 14/01) that the Blues are unlikely to try and re-sign the defender.
The Liverpool Echo has followed up by alleging that could be the ‘green light’ Everton need to firm up their interest in the Dutchman.
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And that rumour has been widely discussed by a number of Everton fans on social media, and it would be fair to say that many would be in favour of the Netherlands international making the switch to Goodison Park before the end of the month.
Would be a good signing. I reckon Ancelotti can improve him as well
— Mark Langshaw (@MarkLangshaw) January 15, 2020
No brainer for me
— Everton Fan (@Willyouyeh) January 15, 2020
Great defender get it done
— TheBlues (@gflan02) January 15, 2020
Get him 💙
— Kristian (@kristianooo1) January 15, 2020
I really like him. Can cover two positions well and being left footed, offers good balance to the team.
— David Wilkinson 🙋🏻♂️ (@DVDWLKNSN) January 15, 2020
Not all of the Everton fans agree with the above stance, though.
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— Chris Gill (@Chrisgill95) January 15, 2020
Not convinced if I’m honest
— tony_rutherford (@tony_rutherford) January 15, 2020
Would rather have Mings
— Mark Freese (@scousemouse56) January 15, 2020
Not sure on him, however Bournemouth most likely are going down so surely that brings the price down
— Sam Thorndell-Leach (@SamTLeach1878) January 15, 2020
Ake actually has a contract at the Vitality Stadium until the summer of 2022.
Eddie Howe’s side are in danger of being relegated this season, though, as they sit in 19th spot in the Premier League table ahead of Saturday’s huge clash with basement side Norwich City.
It will certainly be interesting to see whether Ake leaves the Cherries before the end of the month, but there are some mixed opinions from the fans on a possible switch to Everton.