EVERTON TOLD TO SIGN PLAYMAKER
Merseyside giants Everton have been advised to sign Manchester United playmaker Juan Manuel Mata who’s coming to the end of his contract with the club.
Kenny told correspondent Adim Williams that a move to Everton gives Juan Mata the chance to play regular first team football having been rarely used at Manchester United in the Premier League for the better part of the last two years.
Mata, 33, has played 41 times for Spain and he has a lot of experience that would be valuable for Everton in their bid to return to European football. Kenny believes that a front four of Juan Mata, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, James Rodriguez and Richarlison would drive the Toffees up the Premier League table.
Everton barely made the top half of the table at the end of the just concluded season after a tenth place finish and a significant improvement is expected to be the target ahead of the new season and Mata can help make that happen.
Toffees fans might need to wait to see if they sign Juan Mata or any other player as the club won’t make new signings until the managerial position has been filled after Carlo Ancelotti left the club to return to Real Madrid.
Ancelotti left Everton after 18 months at the club and he even had to take a pay cut reportedly for him to take the Madrid job. The Toffees were compensated for losing their manager to Real Madrid.
Former Wolves boss NunoEspirito Santo has been linked with the vacant managerial job alongside Ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe. Everton will have to fend off Crystal Palace for Santo if they want the former shot stopper as their new manager.