One area where Everton need to improve their team is at right-back. Seamus Coleman has been poor this season and has been in decline since his first horror leg-break. Still a fan favourite, his time, like Leighton Baines’, appears to be at an end.
Mason Holgate is set to leave on loan whilst Jonjoe Kenny appears to have gone backwards under Marco Silva.
One name that should be considered is that of Southampton defender Cedric Soares. As reported by the Daily Echo, it appears Soares has been frozen out by new Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl. It comes after a poor season by the right-backs very high standards.
A Euro 2016 winner with Portugal, Soares was linked with Barcelona, Juventus and Chelsea in the summer of 2017. However, he struggled for his best form this season. After suffering a calf strain when the Austrian arrived he has decided to use the club’s youngsters in the role instead of Cedric.
“It will be very special to meet Marco again because he is a great coach and a person that I respect a lot.”
Everton boss Marco Silva will, however, know all about his talent.
Cedric played under Silva during his time as Sporting Lisbon manager. He was a regular under Silva at the Estadio Jose Alvalade and won the Portuguese Cup at the club under his guidance.
After Silva left, Cedric soon followed, joining Southampton in 2015. A reunion at Goodison Park could be perfect for both player and manager.