Everton wanted to sign Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha this summer.
Everton were in the market for a new winger this past summer, but they couldn’t land their top target; Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
The Toffees wanted a wide man who could join Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison in playing behind Moise Kean, but their efforts to land Zaha proved futile.
The Daily Mail reported that Everton went as far as £65million for Zaha, but Palace stood firm, keeping their Ivorian winger at Selhurst Park despite him handing in a transfer request.
Zaha is clearly unhappy with the Eagles, and he’s looking to make sure he gets a move in 2020 by switching his representation away from the USM agency.
It’s now claimed by the Daily Mail that super-agent Mino Raiola is attempting to pick up Zaha as his latest client, though USM would be owed compensation if a deal goes through before the end of the season.
That could be great news for Everton. Back in April 2018, The Mirror reported that Everton were calling on Raiola to help them in the transfer market, with Farhad Moshiri having a strong relationship with him.
That came to fruition this summer, as Raiola client Moise Kean signed for Everton in an unexpected deal, and the relationship with Raiola may just make a move for Zaha seem more likely once again.
Yes, Everton signed Alex Iwobi instead of Zaha in the end, but their attempts to get better in the final third shouldn’t stop there. Gylfi Sigurdsson has been hugely disappointing so far this season, and playing Iwobi, Richarlison and Zaha behind a striker in a fluid trio could be hugely exciting.
If a move for Zaha becomes a possibility, Everton shouldn’t think twice about pushing once again – and with Raiola possibly entering the picture, Moshiri may feel that things are falling into place for the Toffees to try again.
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