For much of this transfer window, Everton have been linked with moves for a central defender and left-back.
Barcelona’s Yerry Mina has been targeted for the former position, while Lucas Digne’s arrival at Goodison Park gives manager Marco Silva a long-term successor to Leighton Baines.
With Digne and other summer signing Richarlison now secured and a deal for another defender being worked on, Silva could soon move on to strengthening his midfield and one name that has recently popped up is Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater.
And Drinkwater, who is valued at £18m by Transfermarkt, could be a very clever capture for the Toffees.
The Merseyside club are currently lacking in central midfield and a midfielder of Drinkwater’s profile may just be what Silva’s side needs.
The former Leicester City man’s passing and ability to start counter attacks would complement the tackling and dirty work of Idrissa Gueye nicely.
Have a look at what Everton supporters are saying on Drinkwater below…
100% would be a brilliant signing.
— Man like Muhamed (@barebesic) July 31, 2018
Yes. Yes. Yes. Exactly the player we need in the midfield.
— James Hollis (@jwhollis) July 31, 2018
Yes definitely. He’d play well wit Gana as he did wit kante at Leicester. Can see a pass and compared to sneiderlen he’s usain bolt.
— Tomas (@toffeetommy79) July 31, 2018
Yes. Offers alot more balance in the middle of the park…
— Johnjoeone (@Sweetasanutthen) July 31, 2018
Good experienced PL player – now that would be a big midfield improvement
— steve Jones (@skjones505) July 31, 2018
Get him in!
— Lee (@gilks75) July 31, 2018
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I’d take him
— EFC (@JackWilliams187) July 31, 2018