Michael Ball questions why Marcel Brands would want to join Everton

Dutch football player Mark van Bommel (L) speaks next to PSV's technical manager Marcel Brands during a press conference of the PSV Eindhoven, on May 14, 2012 after he signed a one year...

Everton have been linked with a move for PSV technical director Marcel Brands.

PSV Eindhoven managing director Tiny Sanders (L) and and technical manager Marcel Brands speak during a press conference in Eindhoven, on March 12, 2012 announcing that PSV Eindhoven coach...

Former Everton defender Michael Ball has questioned why PSV Eindhoven technical director Marcel Brands would want to join the Toffees in his Liverpool Echo column.

The Merseyside club have been linked with a move for the Dutchman, as pressure continues to intensify on current director of football Steve Walsh after a poor summer of recruitment.

The likes of Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez and Nikola Vlasic have all struggled to impress at Goodison Park despite hefty transfer fees, which could see Walsh replaced by Brands.

Craig Shakespeare, Assistant Manager of Everton, speaks to Steve Walsh, Director of Football at Everton, prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Everton at Vicarage Road on...

But Ball, who turned out for both Everton and PSV throughout his playing career, questioned why Brands would want to leave a Champions League, title-winning side for the Toffees.

"Brands will want to be a part of winning trophies and he'll have a big decision to make and think to himself, "Why do I want to leave PSV who are winning trophies and playing Champions League football?" Ball said.

"At the end of the day, the long game is to reach the top. We know it'll take a lot of money and a long time but that's where we want to be competing.

"Hopefully Marcel will read into that and, if he joins, will bring in the players who have the right mentality and quality to seriously improve this football club."

28 Apr 2001:  Michael Ball of Everton is challenged by Gunner Halle of Bradford City during the FA Carling Premier League match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England. Everton won the...

Brands has been credited with a large part of PSV's recent success, with Eindhoven winning three of the last four Eredivisie titles including this season's campaign.

He brought in the lies of Gini Wijnaldum and Hirving Lozano to the Phillips Stadium, being applauded for bringing in lesser-known stars before selling them on for big bucks to Europe's heavyweights.

It remains to be seen if Brands will indeed move to Merseyside, with two years still to run on his contract at PSV.

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