Everton reportedly line up January bid for Arsenal youngster - Three questions

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Everton have been linked with a £7m bid to sign struggling Arsenal forward Joel Campbell.

According to reports, Everton are weighing up a £7m bid to sign unsettled Arsenal forward Joel Campbell in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old, who shot to global prominence following his displays in the World Cup, is reportedly happy to leave the Emirates Stadium knowing he is unlikely to play regularly.

Should he leave Arsenal?

Campbell has made just two domestic appearances for the Gunners this term, in both of which he has appeared as a second-half substitute; he has played just 37 minutes of league action thus far.

The Costa Rican international has found plenty of competition for places in attack this season and is clearly frustrated with life at the Emirates.

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In a bid to further his career, it's highly likely that he'll leave the club in January, be it on a long-term or temporary basis.

Where does he fit in at Everton?

Campbell looked a valuable asset at the summer World Cup, during which his nation defied the odds to reach the quarter final stage, before losing to Louis van Gaal's impressive Netherlands side. At 22 years of age, he is a player with huge potential. 

As someone who can feature on the wing, he can compensate in an area where Everton are lacking quality. Romelu Lukaku has been shifted to the right wing at times this term, and Campbell's arrival would surely see he restored to his more familiar central role.

The Toffees need to add strength in depth if they wish to challenge on all fronts this campaign. Roberto Martinez will surely value the Premier League above all other competitions, yet Europa League progression would be fantastic for the club, as would FA Cup success. 

Can he aim for higher?

Campbell was chased by several clubs after the World Cup but opted to stay at Arsenal when Arsene Wenger suggested he could be part of his plans this season.

In recent weeks he has been chased by Serie A outfit Inter Milan, while former loan-club Olympiakos are currently monitoring his situation. 

He was also subject to interest from Champions League competitors Benfica during the summer months.

A move to Everton provides the perfect platform for Campbell to prove himself as a top-quality player, before he then sets his sights on higher reaches.

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