Forget Sigurdsson, Everton should target Inter Milan's Geoffrey Kondogbia instead

Celtic's Liam Henderson in action with Inter Milan's Geoffrey Kondogbia

The Inter Milan man would be a superb addition to the Everton squad.

Everton manager Ronald KoemanEverton manager Ronald Koeman

Toffees boss Ronald Koeman is still keen on bolstering his squad ahead of the start of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign, despite having already spent in the region of £47 million on new players this summer.

One of the players Everton are reportedly keen on is Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson, with the Liverpool Echo claiming that they will have to spend £40 million to land their man.

Whilst the Iceland international is undeniably talented, that price would be a £15 million increase on what the Blues were prepared to pay for his services last summer, and it is debatable whether he is actually worth that amount.

With this in mind, and the fact that Koeman has already acquired a talented play-maker in Davy Klaassen, the Dutchman should consider switching his focus to Serie A, and make a move for Inter Milan's Geoffrey Kondogbia.

The 24-year-old powerhouse has all the attributes required to be a success in the English game, and his presence in the Everton side would undoubtedly help elevate them to even higher levels as a team.

There have been questions raised regarding the France international's professionalism during his time in Italy, but sometimes a fresh start and a change of scenery is all a player needs to reinvigorate their careers.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesKondogbia in action

Kondogbia is an athlete in every sense of the word, and his power and pace enables him to completely run a game from the deep-lying midfield position.

With the likes of Klaassen carrying the creative burden in the final third, the Inter Milan man's presence alongside Morgan Schneiderlin and Idrissa Gueye at the base of the Toffees' midfield would provide them with a certain level of solidarity that they have lacked during previous seasons.

He is under contract at the San Siro until the summer of 2020, however, so he will not come cheap, but with Everton's newly-found financial muscle following Farhad Moshiri's partial takeover in February, they will be more than capable of tempting the Italian giants into doing business.

Monaco's Geoffrey Kondogbia scores their first goal Geoffrey Kondogbia in action during his Monaco days

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