Everton target wants Premier League move


Everton's week hasn't been the greatest.

After back to back wins over Norwich and Leicester, Carlo Ancelotti's men have followed that up with two successive matches where they've dropped points.

If the Toffees wanted to secure European football, they have now surely left it too late. If only they didn't have Marco Silva at the helm for half a season.

However, it's important not to undermine the incredible job Ancelotti has done since taking charge.

The Merseysiders were sliding down the table with their previous boss but the Italian has steadied the ship and made Everton look like an attractive club to play for again.

Thus, it's no surprise that the club have been linked with players like Philippe Coutinho and James Rodriguez.

Under past managers, bringing those types of players to the club would have been a far-fetched dream. Though, under Ancelotti, it seems feasible. 


Everton have also been touted with a switch for Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie in recent times.

And late this week, their plans to pursue the 21-year-old were given a boost.

The Telegraph revealed that the American is set to leave the Bundesliga for a price of £25. However, the biggest news for Everton is that the player wants to move to the Premier League.

Though, they will face plenty of challengers for McKennie's signature with Liverpool and Newcastle among those interested.

Ancelotti is thought to be an admirer of the player according to the Telegraph. 


GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

One of the best aspects of McKennie's game is undoubtedly his versatility.

A central midfielder by trade, the USA international can also play in a holding role, on the right of midfield or even at centre-back.

He is the definition of an all-action player, completing over 80% of his passes but also winning 2.3 aerial duels per outing.

McKennie has an awful lot in his locker, being compared to Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal and being hailed as an "outstanding talent" by former Huddersfield manager David Wagner.


Talking about the youngster, he said: "He's brave on the ball as well. He can be one of the best midfielders in the Bundesliga."

Though, with a move to the Premier League possibly on the cards, he may never fulfil the prophecy that Wagner explains.

It's hard to picture McKennie struggling in the top-flight, such are his technical and physical attributes. For a player with potential and so much to his game already, £25m would be a snip for Everton.

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