April 13, 2024

Everton plot ‘NEW attempt’ to sign £30m ‘rocket’ who IMPRESSED Dyche .

Everton’s summer transfer window was a busy one, as Kevin Thelwell scrambled to bolster a squad that had twice survived the drop by the skin of their teeth.

 

No longer could they keep taking risks with narrow escapes, and so the Director of Football went about finding cut-price options with which to upgrade key positions.

 

Depth was added and improvements were made, with Sean Dyche tying it together to lead his team to an admirable 14th in the Premier League.

 

That was, until they decided that a ten-point deduction was a fair punishment for breaching their profit and sustainability rules.

 

Now scrambling to escape the relegation zone once again, the Toffees will need everything they’ve got to make it a third successive survival. Perhaps, that might even mean dipping into the market again this January.

 

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Journalist Rudy Galetti has seemingly suggested that might be the case, with their interest in Wilfried Gnonto perhaps set to be reignited.

 

Having failed to reach an agreement with Leeds United for their £30m whiz last window, which Dyche outlined, the Italian journalist has since written: ‘#EFC could make a new attempt for #Gnonto instead.’

 

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There is an obvious reason why Everton remains so interested in the dynamic winger, who would add to their dwindling options out wide.

 

Dwight McNeil and Jack Harrison both pose fine starting options for Dyche, but their form in recent weeks has been faltering. And yet, there is seemingly no alternative for whom to drop them.

Gnonto would provide that, with his youthful energy set to offer a fresh dynamic for the Toffees.

 

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Although he has just one goal and one assist this season in the Championship, opportunities have been sparse, with the Italy international managing just 46 minutes per game.

 

However, during what was his debut year in England, the 20-year-old would record an admirable eight goal contributions across all competitions, including a number of goal contributions in the Premier League.

 

He certainly has something to offer, with his dynamism and trickery drawing praise from Sky Sports pundit Danny Mills as recently as April: ‘He gets in fantastic positions, he’s a pocket rocket, up and down, all over the place.’

 

Even in Everton’s narrow home win over the Whites, Dyche sought to outline Gnonto for praise despite Seamus Coleman silencing his threat: ‘Gnonto’s been playing very well for them, and he shut him down very quickly.’

 

Perhaps this could be a move finally set to be made, with a deal months in the making to be secured in the coming window.

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