Everton have been linked with interest in Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles for some months now.
After sacking Sam Allardyce in the summer, the Goodison Park club have signed former Hull City and Watford manager Marco Silva who is an up-and-coming young manager.
The Sun is reporting that Silva will now make Lascelles his top priority signing to shore up a defense that leaked 58 goals last season.
Everton finished the season in a respectable 8th position, but every team above them conceded fewer goals.
So defense is one area the 40-year-old manager will attempt to improve this summer.
Marco Silva – interested in Jamaal Lascelles
The Sun reports that Everton will be willing to pay out £30M to get Jamaal.
The Newcastle defender is not only a good Premier League player but has top-class leadership skills on and off the field.
Jamaal would be worth £30M to the Toffees, but we would still be shocked if Rafa lets the 24-year-old go – even for £30M.
The former Nottingham Forest defender is a lynchpin at Newcastle, and there should be no way he leaves the club this summer.
He was our Player of the Season last season, and Jamal has attracted interest from some big clubs – including Chelsea.
And one last thing, Silva is reported to be getting at least £3M/year at Everton.
So if he’s worth that how then much is Rafa worth to Newcastle.
Answer – a lot more than the £4M he’s reported to be getting.
What do you think?