Everton must do all they can to ensure that Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts next season off at Goodison Park in a move which could shoot them back into the running for the European spots, after dazzling at the World Cup finals in Russia.
The Mirror reckon that the Blues are winning the race for the 6ft 2in (source: Transfermarkt) player’s signature despite interest from Crystal Palace, where he spent last season on loan, and Newcastle.
The 22-year-old is exactly the kind of player Everton do not have at the moment.
Young, fresh, vibrant but most importantly, desperate to play, in Loftus-Cheek they would have someone who could kick-start their fortunes and catapult them into the European spots, in style.
Under Sam Allardyce’s management last season, supporters were critical of their teams style of play, branding it dull and unimaginative.
With Loftus-Cheek in the fold, the direct midfielder would be the lease of life the Toffees have been looking for.
His youth and exuberance could form the basis of what would be an exciting midfield combination with Theo Walcott, Gylfi Sigurdsson and if he remains at the club this summer, Morgan Schneiderlin, all operating in the zone.
Everton cannot hang around any longer – once the England ace returns from international duty, they have to ensure he becomes a Blue with Chelsea willing to let him go on another loan deal.
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