Everton should show ambition by going after Julian Brandt

Germany's Julian Brandt controls the ball during the international friendly footbal match Austria versus Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria, on June 2, 2018. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR

Julian Brandt beat Leroy Sane to a spot in Germany's 23-man World Cup squad and would be a great signing for Everton.

Germany's midfielder Julian Brandt (C) is brought down by Austria's defender Sebastian Proedl during the international friendly footbal match Austria v Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria, on...

Everton are expected to show their big ambitions for next season by splashing the cash in the summer transfer window, and overseeing some top quality recruitment will definitely go a long way in making a statement of intent.

Strengthening the attack should be top of manager Marco Silva's wish list, and Bayer Leverkusen star Julian Brandt would be the perfect marquee signing.

The 22-year-old Germany international recently pipped Manchester City winger and PFA Young Player of the Year Leroy Sane to a spot in Germany's 23-man World Cup squad, and the whole world will be keeping a close eye on him in Russia as a result.

Kyle Walker of Tottenham Hotspur closes down Julian Brandt of Bayer Leverkusen during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at...

Brandt ended last season with 12 goals and three assists for the Bundesliga side and, his effectiveness in the final third apart, his versatility would also come very handy for the Toffees.

While he is primarily a left winger, the Confederations Cup star can also line up on the right wing, as a centre-forward or behind a striker.

Brandt's ability to complete dribbles with ease and lay on perfect passes should see him hit the ground running at Goodison Park, and he would no doubt be a perfect upgrade on Theo Walcott in the long term.

Germany's midfielder Julian Brandt reacts after missing an attempt on goal during the international friendly footbal match Austria v Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria, on June 2, 2018. (Photo...

Germany are in World Cup Group F alongside Mexico, South Korea and Sweden, and are expected to head comfortably into the next rounds having reached at least the semi-finals since 2002.

Brandt will be looking forward to impressing in Russia and, while he could attract the big wigs as a result, Everton can show ambition by beating them to his signature as they attempt to break into the top six in the Premier League going forward.

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