Club America’s Mexico international Jorge Sanchez admits he was flattered by speculation linking him with a summer move to Everton, speaking to MediaTempo.
If the Toffees could turn back the clock, they would have made more of an effort to get Sanchez through the door before September’s transfer deadline.
Because, with Seamus Coleman stuck on the treatment table, a paucity of convincing options at right-back is threatening to undermine an impressive start to the Rafa Benitez era.
Ben Godfrey was given the run-around by Leon Bailey during last week’s 3-0 thumping at Aston Villa while, during a rare first-team outing, Jonjoe Kenny failed to stand out from the pack during a miserable EFL Cup defeat at second-tier Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday.
Don’t be surprised then to see a new right-sided defender come on the agenda again during the next couple of weeks.
And, given the choice, Sanchez would relish the prospect of making a name for himself in England after catching the eye with his swashbuckling displays at the Tokyo Olympics.
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“I am doing well. I am working humbly, with my feet on the ground and working hard to become a starter (at Club America) and to earn a place in the national team,” says the diminutive, £7 million-rated Sanchez.
“I must continue with the same desire and it motivates me to hear my name mentioned in Europe, which is a dream I want to fulfil.”
It seems as though some Everton fans are getting desperate after reports linking Serge Aurier with a move to Goodison Park went down well this week. There’s a reason why the £70,000-a-week Ivory Coast international was released by Tottenham Hotspur at the end of August – and why he hasn’t found a new club since.