Report: Everton offered chance to sign former Koeman target Strootman

21st April 2019, Goodison Park, Liverpool, England; EPL Premier League Football, Everton versus Manchester United; Everton manager Marco Silva greets Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar...

Everton have reportedly been offered Marseille midfielder Kevin Strootman.

Kevin Strootman of Olympique de Marseille (R) runs with the ball against Otavio of Girondins Bordeaux (L) during the Ligue 1 match between Bordeaux and Olympique de Marseille at Stade...

According to Sky Sports, Marseille have offered Everton and Manchester United the chance to sign midfielder Kevin Strootman this summer.

Strootman, 29, was one of the most exciting midfield players in Europe during his time with PSV Eindhoven, and even in his early days at Roma following a 2013 move.

 

However, injuries have ravaged Strootman over the last five years, meaning he's now a shadow of his former self, with even Marseille ready to give up on him.

Sky Sports report that, just a year after signing him for £23million, Marseille want to offload Strootman, and have offered both Everton and Manchester United the chance to sign him.

Both clubs have been linked with Strootman in the past, and ex-Everton boss Ronald Koeman actually wanted to sign him for the Toffees in 2016 according to The Mirror.

Kevin Strootman of Marseille in action during the French Ligue 1 match between Olympique Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain on October 28, 2018 at Orange Velodrome in Marseille, France.

What makes this interesting now is that Strootman was signed by Everton's Marcel Brands at PSV Eindhoven, and a reunion may be of some interest to the Goodison Park chief.

Everton need a central midfielder this summer, and Strootman has shown quality in the past, but whether his best days are behind him or not is another matter.

21st April 2019, Goodison Park, Liverpool, England; EPL Premier League Football, Everton versus Manchester United; Everton manager Marco Silva greets Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar...

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