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Zouma’s arrival could threaten Keane’s Everton stay

Zouma’s arrival could threaten Keane’s Everton stay

Everton are hoping that Marco Silva has what it takes to improve the Toffees and turn them back into European challengers. 

After a disappointing season last time out, Everton turned to the former Watford manager to get them back on track for a strong finish in the Premier League. 

That ambition has been made easier as a number of top players have arrived at Goodison Park this summer, meaning a shot at Europe might just have been a lot easier. 

One of those players coming into the club is Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma, a young French centre-back who would hope to be a regular in the starting line-up. 

The only problem with that is Michael Keane is also wanting to contest for a spot at centre-back, which is likely to be next to Yerry Mina, who also arrived this summer. 

Considering Keane’s debut season with Everton last season, it may be harder for him to retain a place in the starting line-up under Marco Silva seeing as he disappointed, looking dashed of his confidence he had when with Burnley. 

The Englishman has gone from a wanted man to a player who seems likely to make a mistake. Understandably, players can struggle when moving to a new club but if Everton want to qualify for Europe, they cannot afford to be ill-disciplined in defence. 

Zouma, on the other hand, was one of few players who could hold their head high after Stoke’s relegation last season, where he spent his time on-loan. 

The Potters could have been a lot worse off without the Frenchman, who was a strong and robust defender at the heart of defence. 

Everton will be hoping Zouma can again enjoy a good personal season and help lead the Toffees on towards Europe. 

Is Zouma now a better option to Michael Keane… Let us know! 

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