Everton’s campaign has recently been rocked by the news that star man Ross Barkley suffered a serious knee injury and could be set for a long lay off.
Many had predicted that if Everton are to stand a chance of breaking into the top four this season, the prodigious talents of Barkley would have to guide the Toffees throughout the campaign but with the young man set to miss a chunk of the season due to injury, a lot of people have already written off the Merseyside club’s chances of making it into Europe.
That being said, Everton certainly cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves and manager Roberto Martinez has been recently scouring the transfer market to find a replacement to negate the loss of Barkley.
The injury of Ross Barkley is a huge blow in Everton’s chances of finishing in the top four this season
French midfielder Morgan Amalfitano has been named as a potential arrival to Goodison Park and it can now be revealed that Martinez has also set his sights on signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby.
The German star has not enjoyed the best of times at Tottenham since his move to White Hart Lane from Schalke a couple of years ago and is rumored to be unhappy at the London club.
While the arrival of new manager Mauricio Pochettino has given hope to Holtby that he may get a fair run of games in the first team this season, the potential signing of Memphis Depay looks set to push the German international further down the pecking order at the club.
Lewis Holtby being lined up as a replacement for Barkley
As a result, Spurs are open to the idea of parting with Holtby if they receive the right offer and Everton are said to be preparing to table a bid for the midfielder in the coming days.
Holtby is life-long Everton fan and would certainly not hesitate to join the Toffees if given the opportunity.
However, the Toffees could face competition in the race to secure the services of the 23-year old as the likes of Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace have also expressed an interest in signing the young man.
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