Everton: £21m star could ‘definitely’ move to Goodison Park

Everton manager Frank Lampard ‘tried to sign’ Inter Milan defender Robin Gosens when he was in charge of Chelsea, according to journalist Simon Phillips.

The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Goodison Park in recent weeks after struggling for game time with the Serie A giants and could be on the move in January.

Italian outlet FC Inter News recently claimed that Bayer Leverkusen were unsuccessful in their attempts to prise Gosens away from San Siro over the summer.


However, it’s also stated that the Germany international’s opportunities have remained limited since then and that Everton have ‘knocked on the agent’s door’ regarding the player’s availability.

Footmercato have revealed that OGC Nice are also eager to secure Gosens services, though, meaning the Toffees could face stiff competition.

The attack-minded left-back still has three-and-a-half-years remaining on his current contract, leaving Inter in a very strong position around the negotiating table

Phillips has disclosed that Lampard was a fan of Gosens during his time at Stamford Bridge and that he can, therefore, envisage the speculation surrounding a potential switch to Everton being ‘legit’.

In an interview with GiveMeSport, he said: “Frank Lampard looked at him and tried to sign him when he was at Chelsea.

“He was a player that they took to the board, so I can definitely see this link being legit and transpiring.”

Gosens established himself as one of the game’s elite full-backs during his time with Atalanta, registering 29 goals and 21 assists in 157 appearances for the Bergamo outfit.

His form earned him a £21.5 million move to Inter back in January of this year, but he has been unable to hit the same heights for his current employers


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