The Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling rather buoyant after their side picked up a much-needed win over the weekend. After a torrid spell that included losing their manager, the Toffees appear to be heading back on the right track. Sam Allardyce has a big job on his hands as he looks to turn the team around, but with January around the corner, there will be ample opportunity for him to make his mark on the group.
With January beginning to come into view, so too are Everton’s transfer targets, it seems. According to the Daily Mail, the Toffees are amongst the sides keen on a move for Chelsea defender Baba Rahman. Citing a desire to bring in a back-up to Leighton Baines, Rahman could come to Goodison Park on loan, though the Premier League side face a lot of competition for the Ghanian’s signature.
Rahman – who is rated at £7.2 million by Transfer Markt – has yet to really get a fair chance at Chelsea since moving to London, with the defender spending last season on loan, with a major injury also putting a halt to his development. He’s been back at Chelsea for a few months now, though, and whilst he isn’t yet ready for action, it won’t be long until the Ghanian is ready to feature once more.
It remains to be seen whether that action will come at Chelsea. It would make sense, given Antonio Conte’s lack of depth in the position beyond Marcos Alonso, but thus far there have not been any noises out of Stamford Bridge to suggest that he has a future there.
Everton, then, could stand a fair chance of bringing him in, with a loan move perhaps even suiting Chelsea if Conte wants to take one last look at him in action.
Rahman is clearly a talented player, otherwise, Chelsea wouldn’t have signed him.
He’s been hampered by managerial change, injury, a lack of form and top-tier competition, and that has really hurt his development.
Still, he’s young enough – at 23-years-old – to make it at the highest level, and he would suit Everton with his pace and attacking play style.
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