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Everton linked with midfielder that David Moyes reportedly wanted at Goodison Park


Everton linked with midfielder that David Moyes reportedly wanted at Goodison Park

The Dutchman was linked with both Everton and Manchester United when Moyes was in charge.

According to Sky Sports, Everton have the chance to sign Kevin Strootman this summer. The report claims that Marseille need to balance their books after a disappointing season. Strootman, who cost them £22 million (BBC) last summer, is a potential financial cut they have to make.

Marseille have reportedly offered him to Everton, with West Ham and Manchester United also said to have been approached.

Of course, Manchester United have been linked before. In fact, it was a former Everton boss who was extremely keen on signing Strootman at Old Trafford.

Davis Moyes was a huge fan of the Dutch international.

(Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

As reported by the Daily Star in 2013, Moyes wanted Strootman at Everton. He requested detailed scouting on the player whilst on Merseyside and it was suggested he could become his first signing, at £10 million, as Manchester United manager.


However, Strootman joined Roma instead. Moyes and United were still linked throughout the 2013-14 campaign, even whilst Strootman was at his new Italian home.

Any chance Moyes had of signing the player soon evaporated. Strootman suffered a horrific knee injury in March 2014 and Moyes was sacked in the summer.

Now whilst Moyes has become something of a lampoon figure since then he found some gems at Everton. Strootman certainly seems a player who could help Everton in their hunt for European football.

Perhaps this Moyes target of old could be exactly what Everton need.

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