Report: Everton owner sets his sights on wantaway Premier League marksman
By Aramide Oladipo
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is lining up a sensational move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the Goodison Park chief is willing to splash the cash once more and spend £30million on the 28-year-old.
The newspaper reports that the club’s scouts have informed Moshiri that there are other options but the owner is determined to lure a big name in world football to Goodison Park.
The report claims that the player is looking to move away from the North London club with Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain and fellow Premier League rivals Manchester City on his list of preferred destinations.
It is reported that Sanchez is still considering whether to run down his contract at Arsenal and leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
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The Chile international was one of the best players in Europe last season, finishing as Arsenal’s top goalscorer with 30 goals in all competitions, 24 of them coming in the Premier League.
Sanchez has endured a slow campaign in terms of numbers this time around but he has still contributed with two goals and three assists in all competitions.
Football Insider verdict
If the Toffees attempt to snap up Sanchez at the turn of the year, it would be a very ambitious move. It’s almost inevitable that the Chilean won’t be plying his trade at the Emirates Stadium next season but moving to Merseyside will surely not be high on his wishlist. Although Moshiri should be applauded for attempting to add star quality to the Everton squad, he needs to be more realistic about his potential transfer targets and firstly concentrate on bringing in a manager for the club’s long-term future. Everton need to focus on getting the best out of the current crop of players in order climb up the table and get right back on track.
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