Marcelo Brozovic has emerged as a potential target for Liverpool, with FCInterNews reporting Reds officials scouted him at the recent Milan Derby – and Everton should join their rivals in observing the star.
The 27-year-old has become a highly popular figure at Inter Milan in recent times, and is viewed as a key player for the Nerazzurri by fans and manager Antonio Conte.
The ever-present ace has made a total of 29 appearances so far, and contributed three goals and five assists.
It is not goals and assists that Brozovic is known for though – as a defensive midfield player, it’s on the Croatian to break up attacks and receive the ball in deeper areas to offer an outlet, which he does superbly.
Liverpool are said to have watched the maestro, and arguably Everton should put themselves in the mix for the player, who was actually wanted by Sam Allardyce during his short spell at Goodison Park (Liverpool Echo).
TBR’s view – Brozovic would take Everton up a gear
It would be a real show of ambition from Everton to go after Brozovic, and with Carlo Ancelotti at the helm maybe there would be a chance.
There is need for someone like the 51-cap international, who could dictate things for the Toffees from the engine room.
According to WhoScored, Brozovic has a highly impressive pass completion rate of 89% this season, and has averaged 2.6 tackles per 90, 1.3 interceptions per 90 and 1.0 clearances per 90.
He’d be an upgrade on all of Ancelotti’s current options, and would arguably take the Toffees to the next level.