Why Everton should make an ambitious move for Martin Caceres this summer

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Juventus defender Martin Caceres is set to leave the club this summer.

Everton’s plans for this summer are among the most intriguing in the Premier League.

Following the majority share takeover from Farham Moshiri last month, the Toffees are now in a position to financially compete with any one of their Premier League rivals for the best players.

While the Merseyside club won’t have top European football to offer, the opportunity to sign great players will still be there due to the ever-growing desire to play in the Premier League.

If West Ham United can lure Dimitri Payet away from Marseille, and likewise Stoke City can sign Xherdan Shaqiri and Bojan Krkic, then the opportunity is there for Everton to make a dash this summer.

And one player which stands out as a potential bargain deal would be Juventus defender Martin Caceres.

The 28-year-old had spells at Villarreal, Sevilla and Barcelona before moving to Juve in 2012 and he has enjoyed a fruitful spell in Turin, winning four Serie A titles and three domestic cups.

But despite his evident ability, Caceres has struggled to nail down a first-team spot this season and as a result made it clear he was intending to leave at the end of his contract expiry date this summer.

Described as tenacious, strong in the tackle and blessed with quick movement, the Uruguay international will arguably be one of the best players in Europe available to sign on a free transfer this summer.

He may command a decent wage, yet Everton’s new-found position will allow them to stretch their budget.

The Toffees have John Stones, Ramiro Funes Mori and Phil Jagielka for options, yet with the latter turning 34 this summer, Roberto Martinez would be wise to seek out an experienced replacement this summer.

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