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Would Everton swap deal transform their Summer?

Merseyside club Everton have been spoken of to be looking at bringing Wilfried Zaha to Goodison Park, and using Yannick Bolasie as part of the deal.

According to The Mirror, Marco Silva is desiring to build his attack around Zaha, following the winger turning down a new contract with Crystal Palace.

The Selhurst Park side want to desperately hold on to their much prized star, meaning he’ll only be available for a significant sum, hence why Everton should dangle the worm in the form of Bolasie.

The gap in the middle of the conclusion of the World Cup, and the transfer window nearing its close, teams will no doubt be reluctant to see players exit without having a replacement in place, so the Eagles would be open to sell, with Bolasie returning, with cash to fund in various areas.

Meanwhile, the Toffees would have to cut the size of their squad, and wage bill, and severing ties with a bit-part player whilst recruiting a star player would be a masterstroke from Silva and Marcel Brands.

Both Bolasie, and Zaha have shown they are immense ability-wise, but one has begun to show end product, whilst the other has decreased a bit, which is why Everton must remodel on the left wing role.

With Zaha being four years younger than the Everton man, coupling with the fact that he scored nine league goals in the previous season, this shows why he’s more than ready to step up to his prime, and look to add consistent form to his exceptional talent.

The ex- Manchester United player totalled 4.1 dribbles per game in the previous season, which, for a player of his pedigree, is ridiculous, and completed almost two key passes per game, so he could be instrumental in nurturing the best out of Cenk Tosun.

He’s certainly not a player to be looked over, having included his three assists along with his nine goals (discounting penalties won). His high count of chances created displays he should have more assists than he current has, which represents the finishing ability of Christian Benteke.

Having averaged one tackle per game, his eagerness to get stuck in will suit Silva’s high tempo pressing.

Everton would most likely have to make him their highest-paid player, but the signing would be worth it if it got fans off their seats each time Zaha is on the ball.

 

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