Everton ponders an approach towards signing Wolves star Daniel Podence in the summer as agent Jorge Mendes eyes an upgrade for the attacker.
According to Football Insider, Everton have set sights on Daniel Podence as Frank Lampard eyes attacking reinforcements to improve his squad. The Wolves star will enter the final year of his deal next summer, as super agent Jorge Mendes is eager to find another club for the attacker.
Wolves need positive results in the Premier League after losing five of their last six clashes. They remain second from the bottom and above Nottingham Forest on goal difference. There have been many ups and downs from the summer until now, including the sacking of Bruno Lage as manager.
Wolves brought in decent players, including Goncalo Guedes and Matheus Nunes. However, they have not been good enough for the top flight. Some blame the late call to allow Conor Coady to join Everton on loan for their defensive frailties.
As Coady has found a new home in Merseyside, he could reunite with former teammate Daniel Podence at Everton. The Toffees are actively looking at the Belgian attacker to join the team. They may have to wait until the summer.
Frank Lampard has seen progress at the club this season after fighting off a relegation threat last time. Everton managed to sign essential players and kept hold of star man Anthony Gordon despite heavy interest from Chelsea.
The Toffees boss is keen on bringing players who will improve their final third performance. A few attackers are being lined up as a result, including Podence. There are also reports of interest in Bilal Toure, but they face competition from other mid-table sides.
Villarreal’s Nicolas Jackson also features on their list. Everton could target players with Premier League experience to improve their immediate quality. Podence boasts that and hence becomes a favourable name on their shortlist.
His representative, Jorge Mendes, remains keen to see a change of clubs. The super agent could facilitate a move to Everton, where Podence could realise his true quality in the attack. Everton certainly plays attacking football better than Wolves currently.
Signing him in January would be an option, but Wolves may not be open to letting him leave mid-season and demand exorbitant amounts. Hence a move in the summer will prove favourable from a financial standpoint for Everton.