Everton will move for Jordi Cruyff if they fail to land Leicester’s Steve Walsh as director of football, according to reports.
New Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to recreate the recruitment structure he had in place at Southampton at Goodison Park.
The Dutchman has made Walsh, who acted as head of recruitment and assistant manager at Leicester, his first choice to become director of football.
Walsh has been credited with the discoveries of the likes of N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez, but could remain with the Foxes after only signing a new deal at the King Power Stadium six weeks ago.
And according to The Sun, Koeman has lined up Cruyff as his back-up option and has already made contact with the former Manchester United midfielder.
The 42-year-old is currently director of football at Israel outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv and has overseen a revival after the club struggled in previous years.