Everton should move for Cheryshev this summer

According to Marca, Everton boss Marco Silva is interested in bringing Villarreal attacker Denis Cheryshev to Goodison Park in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

Everton have finally started to make moves in the transfer market this summer, and more new players are expected to arrive before the window shuts on August 9.

Toffees boss Silva is believed to be interested in signing at least one more attacker despite shelling out big money to bring in Richarlison from Watford.

According to Marca, Everton are considering a move for Cheryshev, who scored four times for Russia at the 2018 World Cup.

The 27-year-old only joined Villarreal from Real Madrid in 2016, but it is understood that the Yellow Submarine would sell for the right price this summer.

And Everton would not exactly have to break the bank if they wanted to bring the 5ft 10in Russian to Merseyside before this summer’s window closes for business.

Would Cheryshev be a good signing?

Cheryshev did not enjoy the most productive of 2017-18 seasons – managing just two goals and two assists in 24 La Liga appearances for Villarreal.

That said, his overall record of nine goals and 12 assists in 74 La Liga appearances in total is decent when considering that he has struggled to hold down a regular spot during his time at Real Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia and now Villarreal.

Cheryshev is a product of the Real Madrid youth system, and whilst it did not work out for him at the Bernabeu, there is no question that he is a big talent.

Capable of playing on either wing or through the middle, Cheryshev would provide Silva with a number of options in the final third of the field.

And the attacker’s ability to dribble, work space and then deliver could make him the perfect teammate for Toffees forward Cenk Tosun, who is deadly when given the right service.

Cheryshev – as mentioned above – would also not cost massive money this summer, and his arrival could turn out to be very clever business by Everton.