Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott | Arsenal & England Wonderkid

The agent of Gabriel Magalhaes has confirmed that Everton are one of the clubs in the running to sign the defender from Lille during this summer’s transfer window. The Toffees had opened negotiations to recruit the centre-back in February but the progress was stalled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the past few months, the club have been regularly linked with the Brazil Under-20 international and his representative Fernando Garcia has confirmed that the Toffees have made the first offer to sign the centre-back. However, he added that there is competition for the player’s services with Napoli having made a bid of their own for the former Avai graduate.

Everton defender Seamus Coleman has expressed his dismay over the team’s performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Toffees produced a disappointing showing against the west Midlands outfit on the road and they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat which has ended their prospects of qualifying for Europe.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on Mason Holgate and believes the centre-back has the qualities to become an elite defender. The 23-year-old has been a regular feature in the Toffees backline under Carlo Ancelotti and he started 14 of the opening 15 games under the Italian before being ruled out for the season with a shin injury.

Everton centre-back Mason Holgate has expressed his delight after learning that the club have offered a contract extension to Leighton Baines. Baines has made over 400 appearances for the Toffees during the course of his career and he has been offered the chance to prolong his stay for another campaign.

after his experience at Napoli and he is relishing the prospect of managing Everton. The Toffees were lying near the drop zone when the Italian took charge of the club in December but they have since made good progress to move within a couple of points off the top half of the table.

Former Premier League star Paul Robinson believes Everton can lure James Rodriguez to the club with the influence of manager Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti has previously worked with Rodriguez at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and the Italian has recently been fancied to reunite with the Colombian for the third occasion.

Montreal Impact manager Thierry Henry is looking forward to the performances of Victor Wanyama, who made the switch from Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month. The Kenya international had been linked with a potential exit from Spurs over the past couple of seasons and he has eventually sealed his departure with a move to Major League Soccer.

Former Premier League ace Neville Southall believes Theo Walcott does not look happy with his position at Everton. The England international made the switch to the Toffees from Arsenal in January 2018 and he has since struggled to live up to the expectations.

In the current season, he has netted just one goal from 21 league appearances and Southall feels the attacker may need a fresh challenge during the backend of his career.

Everton manager Marco Silva has said that he expects more from Mason Holgate despite the defender’s promising form over the past month. The 23-year-old managed just 17 minutes of Premier League action until October but he has become a regular ever since and has played through 90 minutes of the past three top-flight games.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Silva was pleased that Holgate has been able to take the opportunity with both hands to become a regular at the heart of the club’s backline.

Former Premier League ace Noel Whelan has said that Alex Iwobi is the most creative winger in the Everton ranks and he could prove a key performer for the Toffees following the international break. The Nigeria international joined the Merseyside outfit from Arsenal on transfer deadline day and he has since proved a quality purchase, having already contributed a couple of goals and an assist.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Whelan highlighted that Iwobi was the most effective player for the Toffees against Burnley, though the club ended in a defeat. He added that the former Gunners graduate has the pace and ability to create chances and he should start more regularly under manager Marco Silva, whose position has come under scrutiny of late.