Leicester midfielder Andy King has caught the eye of David Moyes as Everton look to bolster their ranks for as cheap as is possible.
The 22 year old has already made well over 100 appearances for the Foxes and has an impressive 13 goals from 33 games in the Championship. The forward thinking midfielder was voted players’ player of the year in 2010 and was the young player of the year in 2009.
With players such as Fellaini rumoured to be leaving in the summer, midfield replacements would seem essential for next season. King is a young, athletic talent and should adapt well to life in the Premier League. Everton would face a much tougher task to sign the player should Leicester clinch promotion.
Kings transfer would also become considerably cheaper if Yakubu’s loan move was made permanent with finances scarce at the Merseyside club. If Moyes’ track record is anything to go buy then King should look forward to a successful career in the top flight as Cahill, Lescott and Jagielka have all adapted well to the top division.
With the majority of cash from sales being used to offset debts, it will be signings such as King that will define Everton’s season in 2011-12.
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