According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Everton are set to make a bid for Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto in January.
Alberto on Ancelotti’s radar
The Toffees have been linked with a move for the Spaniard for a while, and there has been increased speculation in the last few days. Recently, the 28-year-old has accused Lazio of buying a new plane but not paying the players’ wages.
There have been reports that the Italian outfit are desperate to move the man nicknamed “The Magician” on, and this latest article says that Everton are ready to make an offer. They are joined by Juventus and Internazionale in having an interest in the player.
Would be a huge coup
Many Premier League fans may remember Luis Alberto for his rather brief and unsuccessful spell at Liverpool, but since moving to Italy, he has taken his game to a new level. In 143 games for his new club, he has scored 27 goals and managed a huge 44 assists, including 16 of the latter in Serie A last term.
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Currently valued at £45m (Transfermarkt), his performances were compared to those of Lionel Messi earlier this year. Everton were able to sign James Rodriguez during the recent summer transfer window, but given Alberto’s better form in recent years, this would arguably be an even bigger coup for Everton. It remains to be seen whether he makes the move to Goodison Park.
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