Everton are believed to be showing Sam Allardyce the exit door by the end of the season after enduring a season filled with inspiring season.
Though the former England manager showed glimpse of brilliancy in the first three weeks of his reign as the Toffees boss, as time goes on, his players looked tired and weary leading to their recent poor run of form.
The Big Sam, as he is fondly called, is set to be replaced by Pep Guardiola’s assistant manager Mikel Arteta in the summer according to reports. Arteta who was once a player in Arsene Wenger’s squad at the Emirates stadium is believed to be leading the race for the to coaching job. It should also be recalled that the Spaniard also feature in more than 150 games for Everton during his illustrious career and that has made him the most perfect candidate for the job because he knows what to expect from the fans.
Should he eventually succeed Allardyce before the start of next season, he is tipped to lure some players with him to the Goodison Park during the summer transfer window so as to reinforce Everton’s overall performance. Below are the top four players Arteta could lure to the Goodison Park.
Fabian Delph is one of the players he would love to snatch from the title-wining Manchester City squad. The converted left-back been awesome for the Citizens throughout the campaign, despite playing out of position.
Arteta will hope that the natural center midfielder will be moving with him to the Merseyside club.
The Nigerian international failed to justify Wenger’s faith in him this season and he might have to pay for it when a new manager steps into affair at the Emirates stadium in the summer.
Just like Fabian, Iwobi has played out of position this season as he is being deployed as a right winger against his usual attacking midfield position.
With Wayne Rooney looking tired and ageing, Arteta would hope to bring the nimble-footed player to the team to boost the team’s creativity level.
The four-capped Manchester City youngster could be moving to Goodison Park in search of regular first-team actions in the upcoming season. Though young, Foden is a player with top qualities required by Everton to move to the next level in the 2018-19 season.
The England international will be hoping to rejuvenate his career and he won’t reject joining his former Arsenal teammate at the Merseyside club.
With intense competition for space among the Gunners attack in the coming season, Welbeck could be forced to sit on the bench for most of next season, he must definitely move out of Arsenal to a club where he would be guaranteed of much time on the field of play.