Everton’s defence has looking shaky at times this campaign, but they should still sign Kurt Zouma over Getafe hardman Djene Dakonam.
Everton must be hoping to challenge for the top six in the next few seasons, and to do that they need a solid defence capable of dealing with the spaces their attacking styles leaves at the back. They need experience to deal with this.
Mundo Deportivo have claimed Djene Dakonam is one of Everton’s targets to make their back line more solid, but his lack of Premier League experience means he could take too long to adapt. Everton fans want to see improvements quickly. Goodison can be a scary place.
He’s played 32 times this season for Getafe in La Liga and is 27-years-old so it sounds like he has lots of experience, but England is a very different animal to Spain and it’d be a major risk to even spend £12.7m on him, which is what he’s rated on Transfermarkt.
Kurt Zouma, on the other hand, has years of Premier League experience and was arguably the best centre-back in the league at Chelsea before his injury. He’s returned to be one of the shining lights of Everton’s season and they should buy him instead.
The Liverpool Echo have reported he’s the Toffees’ main target this summer and so he should be. He’s just 24-year-old and has the ability to go right to the top, so Everton should aim to go on that journey with him.
He’s rated at £18m on Transfermarkt, but his signature would be game-changing for the club and signal its intent to break into the top six. He’s more experienced in the Premier League than Djene Dakonam and that alone should make Everton’s mind up.
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