Everton have kicked on again under Ronald Koeman this season and they will push ahead with further investment in the transfer market this summer.
One of the biggest issues remains the future of Romelu Lukaku. TFF senses that the Belgium international would be open to a move to an elite European club if the offer came in and Manchester United have been linked with his services again in the latest news cycle.
British media outlet, The Daily Mail, reports:
Everton prepared to match transfer record as they close in on Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose
The 25-year-old Brazilian who represented his country at U20 level and scored 8 times in 15 games, has been on fire for Real Sociedad this season, scoring 11 times in 28 games for a sub-elite team.
The 6ft 1in striker has decent pace and is also powerful. He may still fancy his chances of getting into the Brazil side if he moves to England and does well.
And in other news, Everton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed his interest in signing Burnley centre back Micheal Keane.
The Guardian quotes the Dutchman as saying:
“He is one of the defenders really involved in the season of Burnley,”
“It’s not easy to score and it is not easy to create against them. They have good organisation and it will be hard to create open chances against them. I think he’s one of the young centre-backs with a great future.”
Micheal Keane was schooled with his brother at Manchester United under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson et al.
The 6ft 3in England international, who has two caps for his country since his debut this year, has been an absolute rock for Burnley since Manchester United let him go in 2015.
He’s played 105 times for Burnley over three seasons and scored a notable 7 goals. He’s cool, clam and collected – a player from the Phil Jagielka mould – and he has excellent arial presence.
TFF thinks he would be a smash hit for Everton. And at 24 he could have a similarly long career at Goodison to the aforementioend Jagielka.
Let’s see Jose in action.
Everton fans: is Jose good enough to replace Lukaku and are you confident that the Belgian international will stay at the club beyond the summer?