Everton remain linked with the AS Roma man (not Olsen) as Chelsea, PSG and Juventus are also keen on
The fantastic race away from Everton ended at Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel’s men inflicted the Toffees their first away league loss since November 1, 2020. Carlo Ancelotti pointed out the reason for Everton’s impressive form on the road, praising the defensive discipline of the team.
” Defense. I think the key was that we were a little more focused defensively on the outside, we were a little more scared or worried about playing on the outside and therefore we were more focused defensively. Most of our away results were due to very good defense. After that we have quality in the counterattack, we have quality on the set pieces – most of those wins were from set pieces. It’s not hard to read Everton’s performance. (Going through Liverpool ECHO)
The defense has improved dramatically over the past season. Michael Keane has gone from an inconsistent and unstable cross to one of the strongest pillars of the endline. Previously injured Yerry Mina has managed to stay in shape for most of the campaign. On the pitch, the Colombian’s aggressiveness and aerial dominance gave Everton an advantage in battles against towering strikers.
Mason Holgate has had a volatile campaign, but most of those performances came from the right-back when asked to cover injured Seamus Coleman. But, the biggest surprise and great exhibits came from Ben Godfrey.
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The Englishman has a penchant for using athleticism and aggression to disrupt the pace of the opposition. It is the most versatile of the bunch. You name the position in the baseline and it’s played. A left-back, a right-back, a central defender in a back four, a central defender in a back three, he played it all.
The whole point of emphasizing Everton’s central defense options is to underline how well stacked the club are currently in this department. Still, the Toffees continue to be linked with center-backs as we move closer to the summer transfer window. Turin’s Gleison Bremer has been seen as a potential transfer target. There is another center-back whose name continues to climb on Everton’s newsfeed, AS Roma center-back Gianluca Mancini.
Everton linked again with AS Roma Gianluca Mancini
According to Calciomercato, Everton like Mancini’s profile. The Italian’s resilient performances have put him in the spotlight as European clubs start to take notice of the 24-year-old. Mancini has become a colossal leader of the Roma bottom line and is now a wanted man. Everton have also been linked with Inter Milan. Apart from these two clubs, Chelsea, Juventus and Bayern Munich also entered the fray.
Juventus contemplate life after Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci while Chelsea watch Mancini due to uncertainty over Thiago Silva.
The Giallorossi first loaned him out from Atalanta, then completed the transfer in 2020. The Italian signed a contract until 2024 and earns € 2m per season. Despite all the attention Mancini is generating, AS Roma are unwilling to sell him as Mancini continues to be an inspirational figure on the pitch for the Romans.
Coming back to Everton, ties to a number of Gianluca Mancini and other center-backs seem odd and Everton have no need to sign another center-back in any way unless one of the current players on the roster not be sold or unloaded.