As per the Daily Star, Everton are keen on securing a deal for Zenit St. Petersburg winger Emiliano Rigoni next week ahead of the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old Argentina international has been in fine form for the Russians on the continent, scoring 6 goals and assisting 1 during the 6 Europa League group stage games.
Rigoni’s release clause following his agreement of a 4-year contract from Belgrano last summer is said to be around £35million, and it seems Everton recognize his potential enough to be willing to meet it.
Long-range efforts and direct freekicks are the strengths of the Argentine playmaker, and his ability to be a thorn in the flesh of opposition defenders makes him a lethal attacking threat.
Rigoni has attracted national team manager Jorge Sampaoli for a reason, and it’s why Everton are making the smart move of tying him down to a deal now before the summer and post-World Cup rush.
The Toffees without a doubt need more natural widemen in their squad, and with boss Sam Allardyce looking to exploit the spaces on the flanks, Rigoni could be the missing piece needed to complete the puzzle in the attacking department as Everton look to challenge for a top 6 finish next term.