The midfield department of the Everton squad needs quality additions this summer.
The latest reports in England suggest that Everton are linked with surprise move for Bologna midfielder Mattias Svanberg.
The Sweden international joined Bologna from Malmö FF for a fee in the region of 4.5 million euros in July 2018. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
This season, Svanberg has provided one assist in 20 appearances for Bologna.
The 21-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Sweden.
Mattias Svanberg has represented Sweden at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 39 caps and scoring 6 goals, before making his senior international debut in November 2019. As a member of Sweden national football team, Svanberg won one cap.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Everton.
Adding a midfielder remains Everton’s top priority this summer and Carlo Ancelotti will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
Ancelotti has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
The Sweden international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Ancelotti wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Everton will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
The Sweden international will offer the Everton boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Everton are lining up a bid for Bologna midfielder Mattias Svanberg but face competition from Premier League rivals Arsenal. Forza Italian Football claim his displays have caught the eye of Premier League clubs. The editorial say Bournemouth have already lodged a bid worth up to £13.5 million. However, with the Cherries struggling, relegation could scupper their chances. Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is said to be impressed by Svanberg, with the Toffees already contacting both the club and player ahead of an upcoming offer.”
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If Everton are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.
Good signing for Everton?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Everton in particular need to sort out a midfielder for the next season and the 21-year-old could be a solid signing for them.
The ball is in Everton’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Mattias Svanberg.
It will be interesting to see where the player ends up this summer.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.