The Everton fans within the Transfer Tavern are praying for their team to improve next season following an embarrassingly bad season, despite being on course to finishing 8th in the Premier League.
The standard of football has not been good and the fans are certainly not pleased with that. As well as winning matches, Toffees are demanding they also play good football, something Sam Allardyce is struggling to provide.
Defensively, the Goodison Park side have improved in recent weeks, with Big Sam applying a lot of focus to improving this element of their game but this is still a position that needs drastic attention when the transfer window opens.
A player who will be keen to forget about this season and show what he is really capable of is Kurt Zouma, a player valued at £13.5 million on Transfer Markt. Having been on-loan at Stoke City for the whole of the 2017/18 campaign, the Stoke City players have had a torrid time with the Potters edging closer to relegation after every game.
Despite fans who may be put off by a defender in a poor team, Zouma has been one of few who could argue they’ve been helpful and that without him, Stoke could already be down by now.
The 23-year-old has tremendous strength and pace for a centre-back, with the ability to recover a bad situation due to his turn of speed.
He looked right at home at Chelsea before his injury, and you’d expect that next season, he will be back to his best. For Everton, then, he could be the perfect signing.
Zouma is still property of Chelsea and with some performances this season, you could see why.
He’s still young and full of potential, but perhaps an offer to take him away from Stamford Bridge could tempt Chelsea – who have more than enough central defenders already on their books.
He won’t be cheap, but he’d be worth a significant investment.
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