Everton have enjoyed a terrific second-half of the season which resulted in a pleasing top-half finish, just short of Europa League qualification. Now, it’s just about getting to that level consistently if this exciting Toffees project really is to hit a new level.
Indeed, to think that Marco Silva’s side were desperately struggling at the beginning is a distant memory. Their comeback has been very respectable and marks huge potential ahead of next season, where a big summer budget could leave them in great shape.
Obviously, like a number of clubs around them, Everton have already been linked with a host of players and ones that could potentially have a huge impact on their future. One who stands out from the rest is 24-year-old Belgium winger Leandro Trossard, due to his magnificent performances in the Pro League this season.
Trossard, (who is valued at £12.6 million on Transfermarkt) is a winger that has been quite brilliant for Genk this season, hence why a number of teams are all interested in his signature, with the Sunday Express (05/05, Sport pullout, p7) via HITC, claiming the Merseyside club are one of them.
From the left-hand side, Trossard has a goal every other game – with 22 strikes and a handy 10 assists in 44 appearances, a quite stupendous record no matter what league.
If he could get even close to replicating that brilliance in an Everton shirt, then the Toffees could bag themselves an accomplished forward at the very least, replacing the inconsistency of Theo Walcott and Ademola Lookman. Just imagine that, Toffees, someone to actually create something in the final third.
Regardless of whom he may replace, Everton would boast tremendous attacking options as Trossard can not only play on the wing, but as a number ten or second striker as well. Frankly, an attack that includes Richarlison, Bernard, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Trossard would strike fear into the heart of most Premier League teams.
Why’s it a realistic signing? Well, Trossard isn’t quite at the top level just yet, much like Everton themselves right now. Together, however, they could grow. That’s what those at Goodison Park need right now, some excitement and a player to lift fans from their seats.
Everton have the opportunity to assert themselves as a top seven contenders next season and the early capture of a player like Leandro Trossard is exactly what they need to kick-start the window.
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