Everton manager Rafael Benitez wants to sign a midfielder in the next transfer window with Mallorca star Iddrisu Baba the latest name to be linked.
According to Fichajes, Everton are interested in a move for Mallorca midfielder Iddrisu Baba, possibly in the January window, to ease the pressure on the team due to multiple injuries. Rafael Benitez is keen to bring in a player who can operate in the middle, with Baba one of the players on their shortlist.
The injury to Abdoulaye Doucoure recently has given Rafael Benitez multiple problems. Everton have lost their last two games without the influential midfielder and could face more difficulties, specifically against the bigger sides without the Frenchman’s quality.
With Andre Gomes facing multiple fitness issues, Allan remains the only bonafide starter in the centre of the park for the Toffees. Should the Brazilian suffer an unfortunate injury, Everton will badly struggle to control games. Hence, Benitez is eager to sign a midfield option in the coming window.
There are links to Harry Winks from Tottenham, who has barely played this season. There were also reports of interest in Aleksandr Golovin from AS Monaco. Those stories aside, one thing is clear: Everton want a new midfielder in the next window to ease their problems and they now have another option to consider.
Iddrisu Baba is the latest player to be linked with a move to Merseyside. The midfielder who plays his trade with Mallorca in Spain might be open to a new challenge, and if Everton make a concrete offer, a move might transpire in the next window.
Baba has played 11 times in La Liga this season and recently scored his first goal against Cadiz to help Mallorca earn a valuable point. However, having spent the entirety of his senior career at the Spanish club, it may be time for a move. The Ghanaian’s qualities will be greatly valued, particularly at Everton.
Baba plays as a central midfielder, who is known for his excellent defensive skills in the middle. He also contributes considerably to the attacking side of things, which shows his ability to play the box-to-box role. In Doucoure’s absence, Everton certainly miss a player of that ilk.
Baba has a contract with Mallorca until 2024, meaning Everton may have to part company with a reasonable chunk of money to sign him. If the offer is right, Baba could move clubs as soon as January, with the Merseysiders desperate to bring in a quality midfielder.