Report: Everton eye Fernando Llorente if Moise Kean leaves on loan
Everton are interested in signing Fernando Llorente should they loan out Moise Kean in the final hours of the transfer window, according to a report from the Sunday Mirror (4/10; page 72).
Kean has been a peripheral figure for the Toffees this season. He has only made two substitute appearances in the Premier League this term. And it now appears that he could be on the move one year after his £25.1 million arrival (fee reported by BBC Sport).
The Sunday Mirror (4/10; page 72) reports that Kean is keen to return to Italy, with Juventus hoping to bring him back on loan.
And it is suggested that Carlo Ancelotti would like to be reunited with Llorente should Kean leave. The Mirror notes that they have a number of potential targets on their radar.
The report also claims that Llorente would be content with a backup role to Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
TBR View: Llorente could be an inspired addition to Everton’s ranks
The 35-year-old is obviously now well into the twilight of his career at this stage. However, he could arguably prove to be an inspired signing for the Toffees if he arrives at Goodison Park.
Calvert-Lewin is clearly establishing himself as Everton’s talisman. But Llorente is used to playing an understudy role, having been in a similar position at Napoli and Tottenham before that.
He may not prove prolific should he join Everton, but he could certainly do a good job. And if he steps up like Everton’s other summer signings have so far, there is every chance that a move for Llorente could prove a masterstroke.
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