Everton must shell out more than £52m to sign this 26-year-old African ace in the January window

Why Everton should renew their interest in Wilfried Zaha in January

Everton were one of the biggest spenders in the summer as they try to break into the European places under Marco Silva.

The former Watford manager has a tough job on his hands but the second half of the previous season provided some bright spots for the Merseyside giants.

Signing Andre Gomes on a permanent deal was extremely smart by the club and the addition of Moise Kean could be one of the buys of the season.

Wilfried Zaha

The Toffees did miss out on one of their targets in the summer with the Liverpool Echo claiming that a £52million for Wilfried Zaha fail.

The Ivorian remained at Crystal Palace despite wanting a move to Goodison, according to the report.

Zaha might be back playing for the Eagles, but the Toffees need to hit back in January.

Zaha can take the attack to another level

The Ivorian is capable of playing as a striker or out wide, but Everton could use him down the right.

The Toffees have Theo Walcott on their books, but the former Arsenal man isn’t as dynamic as he was at the Gunners.

Wilfried Zaha

It would be difficult to find someone that can match Zaha’s quality in the final third outside of the top six clubs.

The 26-year-old has been involved in at least 12 goals (creating or scoring) in each of the past three seasons and has often won Palace points thanks to his displays.

Everton are on the up and need to sign players that can take them to the next level. Zaha could play for any of the top six clubs, and the Toffees need to do everything they can to sign him.

Palace might want a crazy sum for the Ivorian but Everton’s rivals, Liverpool, went through a similar situation and paid a world-record fee to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.

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The Ivorian seems to be in the right frame of mind now at Selhurst Park, but the Toffees need more quality out wide.

Verdict

Zaha knows the league well and won’t take time to produce the goods at Goodison.

Everton have high aspirations under Silva, and they need to sign players of Zaha’s calibre to compete with the best.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn’t easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. FIFA addict, F1 fanatic.

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