Everton are set for an overhaul under new manager Carlo Ancelotti. The Daily Mail has reported that he is keen on getting rid of several first-team players and with that will come new faces – here is why the Italian must consider Watford defender Christian Kabasele.
The Toffees have suffered a difficult first half of the season but have seen a slight upturn in form since Ancelotti’s arrival. They have won three of their last four games and are now well clear of the relegation places.
Despite the improvements, Everton should still look at bringing some new faces in. According to The Daily Mail, Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in making a move for Watford’s Christian Kabasele. The Belgian has impressed in recent weeks under Nigel Pearson and would be a great first signing for Ancelotti.
The 28-year-old reads the game very well and is blessed with a natural pace that allows him to recover well and make vital blocks in important moments. He is certainly more mobile than the likes of Michael Keane and Yerry Mina and would add something different to the Toffees’ back-line.
Although the Hornets have suffered a difficult season so far, shutting teams out has not been the problem. Kabasele’s been a big part of a side that has kept seven clean sheets this season.
The report suggests that Watford are keen on tying him down to a long term deal, but if they fail to do so, Ancelotti should swoop. The Belgian defender would provide greater depth to the Everton backline and help them in their resurgence under the Italian.