Ray Parlour has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 8th June, that Everton should be thinking about making a move for Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante.
Everton are set to give new manager Ronald Koeman £100 million to spend this summer, following the arrival of Farhad Moshiri as their new investor.
The Toffees have masses of funds to spend, and Parlour has suggested that they could outline their ambitions by looking to sign Kante to replace the ageing Gareth Barry.
“Gareth Barry is getting a bit old now… Kante?” he suggested.
Leicester won the Premier League last season and have Championship League football to look forward to next term.
Kante has already been linked with the likes of PSG and Chelsea, with the Foxes set to have to fend off a great deal of interest in their prized midfielder.
Whether Everton would have any chance of capturing the highly rated France international remains to be seen, but they are expected to have a number of high profile targets this summer.
And Parlour believes that a push for the Champions League places is the least Everton should be aiming for next season.
“In the top four,” the former Arsenal midfielder replied when asked where Everton could finish next season.
Last campaign, the Toffees finished in 11th place in the Premier League table.