The Verdict: Should Everton make a move for Maxime Gonalons?

According to L’Equipe, Everton are in talks to sign Roma midfielder Maxime Gonalons in a loan deal.

The French international played just 13 games whilst on loan with Sevilla last term, as he dealt with an ankle injury which ruled him out for three months – he also suffered a tear to the abductor.

Gonalons is also said to be in talks with West Ham over a move as Roma look to offload the 30-year-old once again, although it would be a strange swoop from the Toffees given his injury issues last season.

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Additionally, loan hero Andre Gomes has already indicated that he’d like to return to Goodison Park on a permanent basis, so the need for another midfielder – especially Gonalons – seems pretty non-existent.

The Toffees already have two players in Morgan Schneiderlin and Tom Davies in that position who aren’t getting enough game time; it truth it would be a truly baffling signing.

What do the writers of Football FanCast think? Let’s take a look at whether they think he would be a good addition or not…

Matt Dawson

“Absolutely not. Gonalons was once a fine footballer but at 30 years of age you’d have to question Everton if they complete this deal, even if it is a loan. Considering he’s also injury prone this would be a foolish signing. Everton would be far better off giving game time to some of their younger stars like Tom Davies.”

Charles Jones

“I think it depends on whether or not it would affect any of their other transfer plans. He’s a France international and he does have a bit of quality about him, but if they can’t get him fit it is a pointless endeavour. It’s impossible to regard this one as anything other than a gamble due to his injury worries.”

Harry Sherlock

“No. Absolutely no. All of the nope. Gonalons can’t stay fit and he’s shown absolutely nothing in recent seasons to suggest he could cut it in the Premier League. Back away from him as soon as possible and identify a player who has a history of actually completing a season. As it is, signing Gonalons would be akin to signing Jack Wilshere; it just ensures a heftier workload for the physio.”

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