Everton head into the international break with just one win from their opening four Premier League fixtures.
The Everton squad are starting to adapt to life under Marco Silva who replaced Sam Allardyce in the dugout earlier in the year. The Toffees are transitioning from a defensive approach used by the ex-England boss to a free-flowing attacking system favoured by their new boss. However, the former Watford manager would have expected to have more points on the board heading into the September break.
Luckily for the Goodison faithful, there is still a number of signings still settling into life on Merseyside. Lucas Digne is being slowly introduced while Yerry Mina could also feature as he nears a return to full fitness. With the window closed until January, Silva should be on the lookout for potential January recruits.
One man he could target is former Arsenal and Manchester City playmaker – Samir Nasri. Valued at £5.4m by Transfermarkt, the ex-France international is currently a free agent after leaving Turkish side Antalyaspor earlier in the year; Nasri was serving a drugs ban after being spotted using an IV. However, he is free to train with a new club in November before being eligible to play when the registration window reopens in the New Year.
Nasri is a Premier League veteran having made over 200 appearances during his time with the Gunners and the Citizens. The 31-year-old was a constant menace for defences and racked up an impressive 36 goals and 42 assists during his time in England. There is still plenty of time for Nasri to compete at the highest level if he can get his fitness levels up to scratch.
The former Sevilla man would provide competition for Gylfi Sigurdsson in attacking midfield and lessen the creative burden on the Icelandic international’s shoulders. Available for nothing, if Nasri’s wage demands are reasonable, this one should be a no-brainer for the Toffees.
Everton fans, thoughts?