Premier League outfit Everton have been thriving in a very fine manner under the tutelage of Ronald Koeman. The Dutchman, ever since he took the charge of the Goodison Park based outfit, has revolutionised the club completely and with him at the helm, the Toffees have not only appeared to be ambitious but have also produced the requisite outputs, the testament of which can be derived from their 7th place finish in the league table last season.
The Blues did create a galvanizing pedestal for themselves in order to launch themselves forward in the right direction. Koeman has been industrious this summer and has been absolutely cunning in terms of their recruitments.
The former Southampton boss has already lured the likes of Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford and Davy Klaassen to the Goodison Park but is still far from being a satisfied man as he is desirous to sign a reputed striker before the summer transfer window shuts.
Apparently, one of the latest reports have stated that Everton are in the final stages of pencilling a loan deal for Chelsea’s out-of-favour striker Diego Costa. Costa has been at loggerheads with Antonio Conte during the transfer window and is yet to return to Stamford Bridge.
The Spanish international still has a couple of years left on his contract which confines him to the Pensioners and thus, Conte is willing to ship him out on loan for a season instead of sanctioning his move to Atletico Madrid, as Chelsea and the Spanish outfit are slotted in the same group in the Champions League.
Though there is also the strong possibility that he might be joining Atletico Madrid after all but is likely to play for Everton until January on a short term loan deal.
This season also, the animosity which the league would offer would be humungous and having secured their passage to the Europa League group stage, it is implied that Koeman would need depth in his squad in order to impose a serious challenge for a Champions League spot.
Their new season hasn’t started in a fascinating manner owing to the fact that they have collected merely 4 points from 3 league outings and they must up the ante after the international break.
Everton sold Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United this summer and have placed Costa on their radar. The 28-year-old banged 20 goals in 35 appearances in the English top division last season and no wonder he still has admirers lined up to make him sign on the dotted line despite the baggage with which he comes. He is a proven Premier League player and his entry into the ranks of Koeman will certainly uplift their quality.