As reported by the Daily Mail back in July, Everton were interested in signing Bartosz Kapustka prior to his switch to champions Leicester City, but with the Poland international struggling for game time at the King Power Stadium, what chance of the Toffees trying again this summer?
Kapustka arrived in England with a big reputation after his impressive performances for his country and his former club Cracovia Krakow. However he was soon shunted to the Foxes’ under-23 side as manager Claudio Ranieri attempted to get him ready for the rigours of Premier League football.
After just two first-team appearances for Leicester, it would be easy to dismiss Kapustka as a flop, but he is anything but.
In time he has everything in his locker to become a vital player for whichever club is lucky enough to have him, and if Everton remain interested they should test the water with a bid in the close season.
If Leicester remain in the top flight, they are likely to significantly strengthen to avoid a repeat of this season’s struggles, meaning that Kapustka could be pushed even more to the periphery. If they get relegated, it remains to be seen if he will be sold regardless or tasked with finally proving his worth in the second tier.
Either way, Everton should take a risk that could ultimately prove to be a masterstroke.
They missed out on him once, but despite his recent struggles he is well worth a second shot.