Everton & PSV’s Marcel Brands
It’s been confirmed by Sky Sports News on Wednesday that Everton are gearing up for a significant backroom appointment.
PSV Eindhoven’s technical director Marcel Brands looks set to join Everton later this month, once the Dutch side have been confirmed as Eredivisie champions.
PSV have a seven point lead over Ajax at the top of the Dutch first division.
News of Everton’s Brands pursuit has been around for some time. It was originally revealed by Telegraaf back in January.
At that time Telegraaf noted that while Brands has a contract with PSV until 2020, he’d jump at the chance to move to Goodison Park if an offer comes his way.
— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) January 24, 2018
What about Steve Walsh?
The news of Marcel Brands joining Everton has raised questions over Steve Walsh’s position at the club .
Walsh was signed from Leicester, after he was credited with finding the likes of N’Golo Kane as the Foxes won the Premier League.
But Walsh’s record at Goodison Park has been less convincing. Despite the Toffees shelling out big money on players such as Michael Keane, Everton have struggled to impress this season.
The obvious assumption on the back of the Brands news is that Walsh’s control over recruitment at the club will be minimised.
Everton ‘sign’ Frank Fabra
According to reports out of South America on Tuesday, Everton have done a deal with Boca Juniors for Frank Fabra.
The story was broken by Emiliano Raddi, who works as a producer for ESPN.
It’s claimed that the Boca Juniors full-back Frank Fabra will join Everton. Fabra’s representatives were reportedly in England last week, and talks over his Goodison Park switch are at an “advanced” stage.
Everton are said to be ponying up more than £5 million for the Colombian defender.
Frank Fabra será próximo jugador del Everton. La semana pasada su representante viajó a Inglaterra y avanzó en la oferta que #Boca pretende por el jugador colombiano. La oferta superaría los 5 millones de Euros. pic.twitter.com/xXbk6G1HOn
— Emiliano Raddi (@EmilianoRaddi) April 3, 2018