Everton should definitely make the move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka
According to the Sun, Everton are interested in making a move for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The 20-year-old right-back has been making a name for himself in the Premier League this season after progressing through the ranks in Palace’s youth academy.
Wan-Bissaka has arguably been a standout performer for Roy Hodgson’s men this season and the Eagles will definitely be reluctant to part ways with their graduate but Marco Silva must make a move for him.
The Toffees’ right-back Seamus Coleman has just crossed 30 and his last few seasons have been slightly jaded with injuries. Surely, Everton will need an able replacement and Wan-Bissaka certainly fits the bill.
The 20-year-old has been defensively solid for the Eagles this season. Though Palace are struggling to score the goals, they look much tighter in defence this season. The Eagles have conceded a total of 13 goals in their 10 games and Wan-Bissaka has played a huge part in that.
The defender has made a total of 41 tackles, boasting a tackle success rate of 73%. He is a hard player to beat and defends diligently as well. He has also made 49 recoveries of the ball and won 85 personal duels as well. (Stats courtesy – Premier League)
He has shown excellent work rate, marauding up and down the field. The 20-year-old has picked up 1 assist this season and has flourished playing in Hodgson’s 4-4-2 formation that allows him to charge forward at will.
That is why Wan-Bissaka will surely thrive under Marco Silva at Everton. The Toffees’ manager requires intense work rate from his full-backs but the youngster should be able to meet his demands both defensively and offensively. The 20-year-old has shown potential and will definitely prosper in Silva’s offensive 4-2-3-1 formation.
This will allow him space and time to make his runs down the flank as Everton’s pacy attackers drag the defenders out of their position. Wan-Bissaka has created 2 big chances this season as well, one of which resulted in an assist. (Stats courtesy – Premier League)
Everton should definitely make the move for the right-back when the transfer window opens in January. He is one of the hottest prospects in English football at the moment and though he is yet to make it into Gareth Southgate’s senior side, there is no doubt he will achieve it in time.