If there is one thing that Everton currently lack at times this season, other than actually scoring goals, it is the ability to create clear-cut chances. Marco Silva’s side may have just started to burn on all cylinders recently, however, it has come a little too late in the campaign and may have cost them their chance of finishing seventh in the Premier League.
An issue that the Goodison Park outfit will need to address in the summer, one man they have been targeted with recently could be ideal in helping them to improve within the final third of the pitch.
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According to a report by Ahaber, Everton are interested in Shinji Kagawa this summer, who has been performing impressively for Besiktas.
The Japan international joined the Black Eagles on loan in January from Borussia Dortmund and has shown that he is still capable in front of goal, having netted three goals in his six Super Lig appearances so far.
The Toffees are not the only side interested in the player who is thought to be available for €12.5million (£10.7m) though, with Besiktas keen to turn his deal into a permanent switch, whilst West Ham are also said to be monitoring him.
Kagawa could be an excellent addition to the Everton side in the summer as he could help to bring some more creativity to their ranks and help provide the attackers with even more chances of getting on the scoresheet.
The Japan international still has the instinct of making killer-passes and has shown that he still has the ability to be a threat going forward, something Silva’s side have really lacked throughout the majority of the campaign.
He is still relatively quick as well and has the ability to get past his defenders with his clever play, although whether he would fair better in the Premier League than his previous time at Manchester United remains to be seen.
The 30-year-old struggled with his last spell in England and never really got going, which led to many at Old Trafford rather disappointed with how things turned out for him, whilst he has not had a great record in terms of injuries recently either.
And, with the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison in the first-team already, whether Kagawa is the type of playmaker Everton truly need is something that should also be questioned, even if he is available for a rather nominal transfer fee.
Everton fans, do you think Kagawa would be a worthwhile signing at Goodison Park? Do you think he is what the club needs? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.