Everton have identified Leander Dendoncker as a potential target for their midfield for this summer. Frank Lampard has stated that Everton need more reinforcements if they have to have a chance of surviving in the Premier League. Last season Everton narrowly avoided relegation and despite of it, they have made only one addition to the squad. James Tarkowski has arrived from Burnley as the only addition to the squad. Now, Everton want Leander Dendoncker to strengthen the midfield at Goodison Park.
The situation is dire after Everton’s horrible pre season showing. The Merseyside club lost 4-0 to Minnesota United in the pre season. This has led to Lampard reiterating the need for a quality midfielder in the squad. Now, according to Fabrizio Romano, Dendocker is a top priority signing for Lampard and Everton. They are set to explore the possibility of a deal in the next few weeks.
Everton’s struggle in the midfield position.
Everton’s interest is due to the mass exit of midfielders from Goodison Park. Fabian Delph, Donny Van de Beek and Sigurdsson have left the club at the end of the last season. Jean Phillipe Gbamin will also exit the club if the right offer comes for him. Moreover, Andre Gomes has struggled with injuries and consistency last season. The Merseyside Blues are in dire need of fresh blood in the squad.
Everton had expressed their ambition of signing Harry Winks from Tottenham. However, the club has to compete with the likes of Newcastle and Southampton to sign the midfielder this season. Moreover, Everton have also expressed their interest in young Chelsea star Billy Gilmour. A combination of Dendoncker and Gilmour in the squad is the ideal situation for Everton. The young blood of Gilmour will be balanced by the experience of Dendoncker. Moreover, the arrival of Dendoncker alone could bring the much needed stability for Everton in the middle of the field that they so desperately need
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