Everton interested in Jordan Veretout

Everton are interested in Jordan Veretout as Frank Lampard widens his search for a new midfielder in the summer window.

According to Calciomercato, Everton are interested in Jordan Veretout, with the club keen on adding a central midfielder in the summer. AS Roma could part ways with the French midfielder, provided interested parties meet their asking price.

Jordan Veretout was one of Jose Mourinho’s most regularly-used players last season, racking up 49 appearances across all competitions. Success followed the club in the form of the UEFA Europa Conference League trophy, and the Portuguese tactician will now be keen to build on that momentum ahead of the new season.

However, Roma have already let Henrikh Mkhitaryan depart for Inter Milan and could still lose a few of their important stars. They are doing their best to keep star striker Tammy Abraham at the club amidst interest from the Premier League. But Veretout could be on his way out with the Giallorossi having signed Nemanja Matic to bolster their midfield..

The Italian capital club paid over €17 million for the French midfielder two years ago, snapping him up from Fiorentina. And they would be willing to let him depart in this window for a reasonable sum of €15 million.

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After Newcastle United showed an early interest in the midfielder, it seems Everton have joined the pursuit. Frank Lampard continues to widen his search for a player in the right profile to strengthen his options in the central area of the pitch. The Toffees have been chasing several options, including Harry Winks of Tottenham, but his price tag may pose a problem.

Evertonare now linked with Veretout, who could fall into their price range. The Frenchman has enough experience to give Lampard’s side a short-term boost, which could help them steady the ship after a troubled season. Roma are already looking at alternatives to the midfielder, with Lucas Torreira one of their targets.

Everton are also looking at Matheus Nunes, but, like with Winks, signing the Portuguese could be a costly affair. Hence Veretout, at 29, makes sense for the Toffees to sign in the window.

Everton have financial limitations heading into this window, but they expect significant player sales to sort the cash inflow problem. Veretout could be the ideal signing for Lampard to shore up his midfield, and then focus on other areas of his squad.

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