Everton to sign Manchester United reject?

Could Everton make a move for a player once coveted and discarded by Manchester United?

Everton are enjoying a mini-revival as of late, with the race to claim a Champions League spot very much in their hands if they beat both Tottenham and Arsenal in the upcoming fixtures.

Another team on the up over in Italy is Fiorentina, who thanks to an array of stars are up to fourth in Serie A, although unfortunately for them only the top three spots qualify for Europe's top competition, with Milan six points ahead in third.

Instrumental in their recent good form is a player once signed by Manchester United, only to have the deal cancelled before he had even played a game for them.

Adem Ljajic, was 'signed' by the Red Devils back in 2009, only for them to pull the plug on the deal months before the planned move was scheduled to go ahead. You can read more on that saga here.

Picked by by Fiorentina he has since blossomed this season, and reports in Italy now claim Everton are hoping to add him to their attack come the end of the campaign.

It is not the first time Ljajic has been linked with Everton. He was first linked with them after the move to United fell through in 2010.

How accurate the reports are really are to be determined, with any post-season transfer business ultimately depending on both Everton's final league position and the future of manager David Moyes.

If Moyes does stay and Everton secure European football then he could be a legitimate target. The playmaker could really add to the Toffees attack, but with the Florence club on track to qualify for the Europa League this season then they need to match that or better.

Ljajic would also cost upwards of £8 million, and Everton showed they had that sort of money ready to spend on Leroy Fer in January. Whether a midfield enforcer or a playmaker is the club's biggest priority in the summer could be an interesting decision they have the luxury of making.

Would Ljajic be a good signing for Everton?


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