Goodison Park boss David Moyes will have to fight it out with Roma for star’s signature.
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Everton and Roma are set to battle for Ajax star Urby Emanuelson in January.
The 24-year-old can play at left back or in midfield and his versatility has made David Moyes take notice.
Moyes is keen to strengthen his squad in January and Emanuelson’s price-tag will appeal to him as the Scot has to operate on a small budget.
The Dutchman, who has been at Ajax since 2004, will not sign a new contract at the Amsterdam Arena and he will be free to leave next summer for nothing.
Ajax are keen to offload him this winter and will listen to offers around £4m for Emanuelson and Moyes is ready to make his move, with Roma also keen. (TalkSport)
Usually incoming transfer new makes easy reading for club supporters, but if this story from TalkSport is true, it would mean one of two scenarios – one of which is rather ominous.
Either Everton are planning to sign a versatile player who will provide decent cover to Leighton Baines, Steven Pienaar and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov on the left flank, or he is seen as a direct replacement for a player on his way out.
That would almost certainly be Pienaar.
The South African is out of contract at the end of this season, but has yet to commit to the club – meaning he is free to talk to other clubs from January.
While since signing for David Moyes’ team in 2007 for £2m he has flourished, it now appears that David Moyes could be planning for a potential future without him.