Everton boss David Moyes is currently mulling over a move for Real Madrid’s forgotten man Pedro Leon. Everyone knows the current financial state at Goodison Park, so of course, only a loan deal would suffice.
The midfielder was signed from Getafe last year for a fee of 9m Euros but has failed to cement his position at the Bernabeu and may be forced to leave.
With Real Madrid signing a host of midfield talent to go along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel de Maria, Mehzut Ozil, Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira and Fernando Gago, it is difficult to see Leon getting much of a chance this term.
To compound this, Leon recently fell out with boss Jose Mourinho which led to him being offered back to Getafe on loan. Leon rejected this citing a desire to move to the Premiership as his motivation.
Everton had been linked with Leon previously this summer but no real interest materialised. However, Leon would naturally replace Seamus Coleman who now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Eurorivals.net reports that Everton, and two other Premiership clubs have contacted Real Madrid regarding the midfielder’s availability.
Aston Villa are one of the other clubs. The Villains are looking to boost their midfield having sold important first-team players Ashley Young and Stewart Downing this summer.
Fulham too are thought to have made contact as boss Martin Jol looks to stamp his name on his new team.
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