Leicester City attacker Ayoze Perez “ticks all the boxes” for Everton, the club’s former defender Michael Ball has told The Transfer Tavern.
Perez, of course, played under Rafael Benitez during his time at Newcastle United and is now being touted for a reunion with his countryman at Goodison Park.
According to another ex-Everton player, Marcus Bent, the 27-year-old is probably on his old manager’s radar as he looks to stamp his own mark on his new squad.
Would you take Perez at Everton?
For Ball, if it is a deal that the Toffees can get done before the transfer window closes, then it could be a shrewd addition.
“I think that could be a really good possibility,” the retired full-back said. “You’ve got to trust Rafa Benitez. He’s worked with him very, very closely.
“That could be a good addition because it can give us a different sort of attacking threat going forward if our Plan A isn’t working. He can play across anywhere in the front three like Richarlison can.
“He’s got quality and he’s got experience in the Premier League, so to me that sort of ticks all the boxes.”
Indeed, Perez is certainly an experienced Premier League player, making just over 200 appearances in the competition.
Across those games, the Spaniard has managed to score 43 goals, with 12 of those coming in his and Benitez’s last season at St. James’ Park. Perhaps it is one worth exploring for Everton.
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