Everton are reportedly preparing a summer swoop for Cypriot sensation Andreas Makris. The 18-year old winger made his breakthrough in professional football last season and is currently regarded as the hottest young property in the Cypriot First Division. As a result, the young man has been monitored by a host of clubs across Europe and is tipped to make a move to a bigger league in the foreseeable future.
Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, is said to have been very impressed by Makris’ performances so far and is looking to recruit the winger with the future in mind. It is believed that the Toffees have already contacted the young man’s club, Anorthosis Famagusta, in order to discuss a potential move.
Martinez has a great track record of nurturing young talent and has brought out the best of youngsters such as Ross Barkley, Gerard Deulofeu, Romelu Lukaku and James McCarthy this season. Therefore, Makris may be tempted to reject the advances of several clubs to join Everton and work under Martinez for the steady progression of his career.
The tricky winger can play as a second striker as well and could prove to be a useful addition for Everton if he were to make a move to Goodison Park.
Makris started his career at AEP Paphos and burst into the scene last season as a 17-year old. Although AEP suffered relegation, the young man caught the eye with some fearless performances. Anorthosis Famagusta came calling for Makris’ services in the summer and the winger joined the club for a fee of around €20,000.
Makris has had limited first team action this season as he has been used mainly as an impact player by Anorthosis but the 18-year old has still managed to impress, scoring 2 goals in only 4 starts. The youngster has won 3 caps for the Cyprus Under 19 side, finding the net on 4 occasions and a call-up to the senior side has been touted in the near-future.