Everton could solve their issues at right-back this summer as they eye up a move for Santiago Arias.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Everton will make a move for Santiago Arias.
The 28-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Atletico Madrid spent 11 million euros to sign the Colombia international from PSV in the summer of 2018. The 28-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.
The right-back has featured in 18 matches for Atletico last term, providing one assist in all competitions.
The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best right-backs in Colombia.
Arias has earned 53 senior caps for the Colombia national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
He is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Atletico Madrid this summer and the list of suitors in the Colombia international continues to grow.
Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign a new right-back and Arias is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Colombia international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Ancelotti wants to target in the summer transfer window.
The Toffees are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The Colombia 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 looking to sign the Atletico Madrid defender Santiago Arias this summer. The 28 year old is not a key player for the Spanish outfit and he has to leave the La Liga club in order to play regular first team football. A move to Everton could be the ideal next step in his career. The Colombian is likely to play more often at Goodison Park and a world class manager like Carlo Ancelotti could help him regain his form and confidence. Furthermore, a move to Everton could reunite Arias with his international teammates Yerry Mina and James Rodriguez. Everton director Marcel Brands knows the player well from their time together at PSV. According to reports, Everton are set to submit an offer for the 28 year old soon and it will be interesting to see if they can convince the Spanish outfit to sell the defender to them before the transfer window closes.”
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If Everton can agree on a fee with Atletico, the deal should be easy to complete.
Good signing for Everton?
If Santiago Arias is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Everton.
As for the player, Everton could be a great place for him. They will be able to provide him with regular first-team football and he will be coached by a very good manager like Carlo Ancelotti.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Everton.
The ball is in Everton’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Santiago Arias.
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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.