Report: Everton make contact over deal for Juventus misfit
Premier League outfit Everton are keen on signing Mattia De Sciglio during the summer transfer window, according to Calciomercato.
The Italian defender is set to enter the last year of his contract and Juventus are keen to offload him and recoup a fee.
De Sciglio spent last season on loan in France with Ligue 1 outfit Lyon. He made 34 appearances for the club, registering three assists.
The right-back has also played for AC Milan during his career. He is vastly experienced and now the Toffees are preparing to pounce.
Lyon are unable to sign him permanently due to unstable finances. Now, it seems as though Everton will pay £4.3 million for the player.
The Toffees are currently without a manager. Behind the scenes Marcel Brands will be working tirelessly to strengthen the squad, however.
Right-back is an area where Everton could perhaps do with bolstering. Seamus Coleman is the first choice, with youngster Niels Nkounkou the current deputy.
Signing a proven player to compete with Coleman could be ideal. De Sciglio has experience of playing in Europe and on the international stage with Italy.
He has 39 caps for the national team, although he wasn’t called up for the current Euro 2020 squad.
Everton could hand De Sciglio more frequent football than Juventus and the move could work out well.
De Sciglio could prove solid but unspectacular signing for Everton
The Italian player has bags of experience and his leadership qualities could help the younger lads at Everton.
He would perhaps be somewhat underwhelming though, especially as he would essentially be joining after a year playing in a lesser French top-flight.
Nonetheless, Everton can’t be too picky and with no European football on the table, they will be forced to shop in a different market.
De Sciglio would be solid but somewhat unspectacular and the Toffees must think carefully before going through with this one.