Everton want defender and join race for €20m former Arsenal target

Date published: Thursday 10th October 2019 9:22

Everton are interested in AC Milan left-back Ricardo Rodriguez, according to a report from a Swiss source.

Swiss-German language outlet Blick report that Everton are just one of a host of clubs interested in the unsettled Swiss defender.

Rodriguez, who was €15m signing from Wolfsburg in July 2017, has made 92 appearances in all competitions but he has seen himself dropped this season.

The 27-year-old has been a regular for the Rossoneri and started the season as first-choice left-back playing four games, but he has since been left out and has been stuck on the bench for three weeks.

The report claims the arrival of new boss Stefano Pioli will do little to improve his chances of playing and Rodriguez, who is under contract until 2021, is looking fort a way out in January.

 

 

 

Of course Marco Silva is well stocked at left-back with Lucas Digne and Leighton Baines, but with Baines out of contract in 2020 and Digne attracting interest from Olympique Lyonnais, he may well be looking at a long-term alternative.

The Swiss international, who has been capped 67 times is also attracting interest from Atletico Madrid, Schalke, Dortmund and Roma.

Rodriguez was on Arsenal’s hit list over the summer and was understood to be a back-up option to Kieran Tierney.

In June Calciomercato claimed Milan would look to listen to offers for Rodriguez for a bargain fee of around €20m.

 

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