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Everton: Kevin Thelwell eyeing Serbia midfielder Sasa Lukic in January

Everton: Kevin Thelwell eyeing Serbia midfielder Sasa Lukic in January -Everton News

Everton and sporting director Kevin Thelwell are reportedly eyeing up a potential move for Torino central midfielder Sasa Lukic in the January transfer window.

The Lowdown: World Cup star

Lukic is in the Serbia squad for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and could feature against Brazil tonight.

The 26-year-old has 32 senior caps for his country, scoring two goals and making a further two assists (Transfermarkt).

The Latest: Everton interest

As per Italian news outlet Torino Granata, it is ‘highly probable’ that Lukic leaves Torino in January, with the Goodison Park outfit holding an ‘interest’ in him.

However, they will face competition from fellow Premier League rivals Leeds United for his signature, and Lukic will evaluate his future after the World Cup.

The Verdict: Prioritise other areas

Having signed central midfielders Amadou Onana, Idrissa Gueye and James Garner in the summer, the Merseyside club need to prioritise strengthening in other areas of the pitch before bringing in another one in Lukic.

They are the joint-second lowest scorers in the top flight, and so they should be looking to sign another forward first of all.

Lukic is a tidy player, having ranked in the 80th percentile for all midfielders in Europe’s top five leagues for pass completion over the past year, and sharing a similar playing style to the likes of Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz and Tottenham Hotspur’s Rodrigo Bentancur, he could be well-suited to the Premier League.

However, the Toffees should look at other positions in January first before bringing him in.

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