Leicester have undergone something of a revival since the arrival of Sven Goran Eriksson in October last year; the Swede has led the club to 7th, three points of the play-offs, and the Foxes run has been in no small part thanks to the work of Andy King.
The 22-year-old central midfielder has contributed a superb 15 goals from midfield this season, including 13 in the league, and his impressive form has continued from last season, when he has Leicester’s Players’ Player of the Year. Indeed, Eriksson showed his admiration for his captain who scored two goals in a recent 4-1 victory over Barnsley,
“King is a fantastic player. His finish for the first goal was top class. You have to be clever and have extremely good technique to score those goals.”
Should King opt to join the Toffees, he would be in good hands, as David Moyes has a proven history of bringing players from the Championship through in the top flight and moulding them into very good footballers. The likes of Tim Cahill, Phil Jagielka and Joleon Lescott were all plucked from the lower leagues, and each has represented their country.
It is thought David Moyes would have to cough up around £6Million for King, but even for Everton’s cash-strapped board, this figure would not constitute a major hurdle in the summer, when other players, including Heitinga, Yakubu and Yobo, are expected to be leaving Goodison Park.
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