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Everton must reassess their priorities amidst blind pursuit of Wilfried Zaha

This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…

According to The Independent, Wilfried Zaha ‘expects’ to be an Everton player before Thursday’s deadline, whilst The Sun also report that the Toffees have submitted a package worth £100m to Crystal Palace for the forward.

What’s the word, then?

Well, after initially appearing to withdraw their interest in the Ivory Coast international, the Merseysiders have gone back in and are preparing a £65m cash offer plus James McCarthy and Cenk Tosun.

Everton have already had one bid worth £52m rejected by the south London-based side, but now appear to be readying an increased offer in an attempt to land the former Manchester United forward before the deadline.

Zaha scored 10 goals and recorded five assists in the Premier League last term, and whilst The Sun report that the 26-year-old is valued at £120m by Palace, The Independent state that a £65m offer may be enough to get him so long as it is paid all at once.

What are Everton doing?

This is not how Marcel Brands should be spending his time with just two days left until the deadline.

We hope the former PSV director is aware, but as things stand, the Toffees have two senior centre-backs at the club – one of whom, Yerry Mina, endured quite a lot of injury issues last term.

In addition to this, Marco Silva has Seamus Coleman as his only right-back along with Mason Holgate, a man who was loaned out last season and is reportedly ready to be given away once again.

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The depth at the back is slightly worrying, and if a serious injury was to hit the Toffees’ backline, they would be in serious trouble – there’s no point having Zaha scoring and assisting at the top of the pitch if the defence gets itself in a state.

Brands must refocus his priorities before the transfer window slams shut.

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