Everton are considering a swoop for Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba but could face competition from Crystal Palace.
According to Daily Mail, Everton have set their sights on the Zimbabwe midfielder over a potential transfer in the ongoing window.
The 27-year-old signed for Aston Villa in the summer of 2019 from Belgian outfit Club Brugge. While he hasn’t exactly been a mainstay in the middle of the park for Dean Smith’s side, Nakamba has been a reliable customer, doing his bit when called upon. The defensive midfielder has made 50 appearances for the Midlands’ outfit but is yet to score or assist a goal.
Aston Villa are said to be keen on bolstering their midfield options in the current transfer window. Such a move would see Nakamba, who played just 13 times in the Premier League games last term, drop further down the pecking order at Villa Park. A scenario which the Troffees are capitalizing upon.
Everton are ushering in a new era under the management of Rafael Benitez and could do with some fresh faces in the squad as they look to push for the European football spots in the coming season. In the midfield department, the Toffees can count upon Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin as options.
Everton are however set to face competition from Crystal Palace in pursuit of the Zimbabwean international, with the Eagles’ new manager, Patrick Vieira, also keen on adding to his midfield options.