Report: Everton planning free transfer for Bayern Munich defender Mitchell Weiser


Weiser is out of contract in the summer, and Everton are planning to take advantage.

According to the Mirror, Everton are eyeing up a Bosman transfer for Bayern Munich defender Mitchell Weiser this summer.

21-year-old Weiser has failed to properly make a name for himself at the Allianz Arena since his July 2012 signing from FC Koln, and he has never truly developed under the eyes of Pep Guardiola.

A right-back, who can also play in midfield and in the centre of defence, Weiser started his career at Koln, and at 17-years-old became their youngest ever player when he made his Bundesliga debut.

A transfer to German giants Bayern followed, and he has flitted between their senior side and reserve side very frequently, with a loan spell at Kaiserslautern last season to aid his development; he scored two goals in 15 games during that stay.

This season has been his most productive in Guardiola’s first-team, with 11 of his 16 total appearances for Bayern coming during this campaign. He has still been a consistent figure in Bayern’s second team though, and this appears to have hinted at his need to leave the club.

With his contract expiring at the end of this season, the German youth international is holding off a new deal, and the Mirror believe that Everton are set to take advantage of this by offering him a contract to secure him on a free transfer.

The Toffees can offer the youngster more first-team opportunities than he currently receives at Bayern, and his ability to play in the centre of defence as well as at right-back will likely be of keen interest to head coach Roberto Martinez, with Everton’s central defensive pairing of Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin not getting any younger.

Weiser has title winning experience and has played Champions League football, making him the ideal candidate for Everton, who are looking to compete in European football. Add in his free availability on top of that, and the young defender looks like a prime candidate for the Toffees this summer.

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