Everton can reportedly sign Milan's Ricardo Rodriguez for a brilliant fee

Farhad Moshiri, Everton owner is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Ricardo Rodriguez has made just four Serie A appearances for AC Milan this season and a move to the Premier League is reportedly on the cards with Everton.

Ricardo Rodriguez of AC Milan looks on during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg match between AC Milan and CSU Craiova at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 3, 2017 in...

AC Milan are willing to accept offers of just £8.5 million for left-back Ricardo Rodriguez, according to Calciomercato, with Everton one of the clubs keen ahead of the January transfer window.

One of many players who moved to the San Siro during that ill-fated recruitment drive of 2017, Rodriguez has never really lived up to expectations in the famous red and white shirt with his best performances coming during his formative years in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg instead.

 

The 67-time Switzerland international has played just four Serie A games this season and, with former Real and Atletico Madrid flyer Theo Hernandez now firmly established as Milan’s first choice on the left-hand side, the Rossoneri will not stand in Rodriguez’s way as he looks to potentially kick-start his career after a difficult few months.

Blick reports that Everton are interested in the 27-year-old, who appears to have been lined up to replace the ageing Leighton Baines and provide competition for Lucas Digne at Goodison Park.

Ricardo Rodriguez of Switzerland scores his sides first goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: First Leg between Northern Ireland and Switzerland at Windsor Park on...

Like Digne, Rodriguez is an attack-minded full-back with a wand of a left foot. He was one of the Bundesliga’s most feared set-piece takers at Wolfsburg too, scoring 10 times during a superb 2014/15 season as a Kevin De Bruyne-inspired side finished a close second behind Bayern Munich.

And with Milan demanding just £8.5 million, far less than they paid for two-and-a-half years ago, Rodriguez is certainly worth a punt.

If he can rediscover his 2014 peak on Merseyside, even the devastating Digne could find that his place will come under threat.

Costa Rica's defender Cristian Gamboa (R) vies for the ball with Switzerland's defender Ricardo Rodriguez during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Switzerland and...

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