According to a recent report from Futbol Arena, Everton have supposedly reignited their interest in bringing want-away midfielder Steven Nzonzi to Goodison Park – especially now that the former Premier League man has fallen out of favour at Galatasary.
The Frenchman, who made a combined total of 216 appearances in all competitions during his time in England with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City (Transfermarkt), has been sidelined by Galatasary following a training ground bust-up – resulting in the midfielder potentially pursuing a move away from the Turkish Super League.
Tuttomercatoweb have also been reporting about the Toffees’ interest in Nzonzi for quite some time, with this link to the player dating back to mid-December.
The former Sevilla midfielder, dubbed ‘exceptional’ by former manager Sam Allardyce to talkSPORT recently, has managed to garner an impressive 90.1% pass accuracy over ten league appearances this season – surpassing the likes of Fabian Delph and Tom Davies, as per WhoScored.com. Indeed, the World Cup-winner has also managed the same amount of interceptions per game as Delph (0.9) so far this season whilst also registering an assist over the English duo.
In a battle for the Frenchman’s signature, Everton may face competition from both Sheffield United and West Ham according to this piece, with all three Premier League clubs looking to strengthen the quality in their midfield before the end of the January transfer window.
Given Nzonzi’s unrest in Turkey, a deal for the 31-year-old wouldn’t be too unlikely, but the Toffees may have to act quickly if they want to add a proven passing midfield player to their roster.
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