Report: Benfica planning to sell Andrija Zivkovic this summer amid Everton links

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Marco Silva speaks to the media during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on April 5, 2019 in Halewood, England.

Everton target Andrija Zivkovic could be available this summer.

Andrija Zivkovic of Benfica in action during the Group E match of the UEFA Champions League between SL Benfica and FC Bayern Muenchen at Estadio da Luz on September 19, 2018 in Lisbon,...

According to Record, Benfica are already planning to sell winger Andrija Zivkovic this summer amid links with a move to Everton.

Zivkovic, 22, emerged as a top talent in his native Serbia with Partizan, and earned a 2016 move to Benfica off the back of 24 goals in 93 games in his homeland.

The winger hit three goals and five assists last season, and whilst he remains highly rated, he looks set to be moved on by Benfica come the end of the season.

 

Zivkovic has started just three games under boss Bruno Lage since his appointment in January, and having struggled for football in 2019, a move is now coming.

Record claim that Benfica have now already decided to sell Zivkovic this summer, with Franco Cervi also up for grabs as Lage starts to make the team his own.

The report notes Everton's interest, which was first reported by Record in November, as they claimed Marco Silva wants the Serbian international at Goodison Park.

Andrija Zivkovic of SL Benfica during the Liga NOS match between SL Benfica and Sporting CP for the third round of Liga NOS at Estadio da Luz on August 25, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Capable of playing on either flank or even centrally, Zivkovic is technically-gifted and has a great left foot, and whilst he maybe isn't rapid, he has a decent turn of pace to get away from defenders out wide.

He still has a huge future ahead of him, and with Everton seeking young talents to develop and ultimately increase in value, Zivkovic may fit perfectly into that plan, and it would be little surprise to see Silva at the front of the queue for his signature.

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Marco Silva speaks to the media during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on April 5, 2019 in Halewood, England.

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