Everton boss Sean Dyche could still turn to the free agent market to help ‘bolster his squad’, journalist Pete O’Rourke has informed GIVEMESPORT.
The Toffees did not make a single signing in the January transfer window and were the only side in the Premier League not to do so.
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According to The Daily Mail, Everton still hope to complete a deal for free agent forward Andre Ayew after the Ghana international was flown into the United Kingdom to hold face-to-face talks over a switch to Goodison Park.
Nottingham Forest are also admirers of the 33-year-old and have also held talks with Ayew over the possibility of moving to the City Ground. Previously at Al-Sadd, the veteran striker recently came to a settlement with Al-Sadd to terminate his contract in favour of exploring opportunities in European football.
Furthermore, The Times has reported that the Toffees are also eyeing up a swoop to bring in former Real Madrid ace Isco, who is currently unattached.
Just a matter of days ago, the Spaniard looked set to join Bundesliga outfit Union Berlin; however, the deal broke down at the last minute which could pave the way for a spell at Everton. In his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, Isco recorded 53 goals and 57 assists from 353 appearances, as per Transfermarkt.
What has Pete O’Rourke said about Everton’s transfer activity?
Journalist O’Rourke believes that Everton will indeed be monitoring the free agent market to see if they can add some depth to their squad.
O’Rourke told GMS: “I’m sure that now the transfer window is closed that the Everton recruitment team will be seeing if there is any good free agents out there that they think can improve the squad and if they need to do it to help Sean Dyche in the second half of the season to just bolster the squad and improve his options, I’m sure they will be looking at it.”
Would Ayew and Isco be ideal free transfer signings for Everton?
Despite the uninspiring nature of signing free agents, both Ayew and Isco have qualities that could be of value to Dyche as he looks to get Everton into a position of safety in the Premier League table.
One major reason behind their struggles that have seen the Toffees slump to joint-bottom in the English top-flight is their lack of numbers and also creativity in attack, which both players would help to combat alongside offering a wealth of elite-level experience.
Ayew has previous Premier League experience with Swansea City and West Ham United while also listing clubs such as Olympique Marseille and Fenerbache amongst his former sides and has starred for Ghana at several major tournaments at international level.
On the other hand, Isco possesses immense talent and more than played his part in winning 16 pieces of silverware in the Spanish capital, including five Champions League honours and three La Liga medals.
In a time of need at Goodison Park, both prospective deals may be too good to turn down as Everton seek to return to a more stable disposition moving forward.
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