Calum Chambers has reportedly emerged as a target for newly-promoted side Fulham as he remains some way down the pecking order at Arsenal – but surely Everton have got to consider a move for the defender.
Chambers, 25, has endured another frustrating season after a long-term injury in December has prevented him from playing even once since the turn of the year. He is likely to have fallen down the Arsenal pecking order.
David Luiz, Rob Holding, William Saliba, Pablo Mari and Shkodran Mustafi are likely to be above three-time England international Chambers in the pecking order. A move for the ex-Southampton man could now be on the cards.
The Sun claim Fulham want to re-sign Chambers after the defender won the Cottagers’ 2017-18 Player of the Season award, despite the club being relegated from the Premier League. It is believed a fee of £12million could be enough.
But surely that should convince Everton to join the race for Chambers, with the Toffees renowned for signing out-of-favour players from England’s biggest sides. Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi have joined Everton from Arsenal in recent years.
Everton need a central defender. Mason Holgate’s emergence in the middle of the defence has softened the loss of Kurt Zouma and Phil Jagielka last summer, but it leaves Ancelotti with just Holgate, Yerry Mina and Michael Keane as options.
The Toffees need a central defender and at just £12million, surely it makes sense for Everton to go after Chambers – a player Iwobi once gave a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired nickname of “Conaldo” after he scored in January 2016, as per the Metro.
It makes sense for Everton to consider the signing of Chambers.