Everton signing this experienced 29-year-old Serie A star would be a smart move by Ancelotti


Why Everton should continue in their pursuit of Alessandro Florenzi

As per Gianluca Di Marzio (h/t MSN), Everton are ready to make a move for AS Roma star Alessandro Florenzi ahead of the new campaign.

The report suggests that the Italian seems to have no future at Roma since returning from a loan spell with Valencia and could be on the move. However, the Toffees could face competition to secure his services as Leeds United and Serie A outfit Atalanta are also interested in signing him.

Alessandro Florenzi seems to have no future at AS Roma (Getty Images)
Alessandro Florenzi seems to have no future at AS Roma (Getty Images)


Born in Italy, Florenzi spent time at the academies of Atletico Acilia and Lodigiani before joining Roma’s youth setup. He was initially sent on loan to Crotone to develop with regular game time. Following that, he went on to establish himself as a key member of Roma.

He has made 280 appearances for the Italian giants to date. He played a key role in helping his side reach the semifinals of the Champions League in 2017/18. However, in recent times, he has lost his place in the squad and was sent on loan to Valencia last January, where he made 12 La Liga appearances.

Florenzi could provide depth in various positions for Everton

Carlo Ancelotti’s men were inconsistent throughout the 2019/20 campaign. And it is clear that they are in need of reinforcements to several key areas.

Alessandro Florenzi (R) during his loan spell with Valencia (Getty Images)
Alessandro Florenzi (R) during his loan spell with Valencia (Getty Images)

At the moment, the Toffees have limited options in the midfield after the departure of Morgan Schneiderlin. Moreover, their midfield has been incompetent throughout the campaign, and Florenzi, who is versatile in nature, would add depth to the midfield contingent.

The Italian is also adept at right-back, where Seamus Coleman and Jonjoe Kenny are the only two available options. Frenchman Djibril Sidibe returned to Monaco after his loan spell came to an end.

And they are in dire need of right-backs since Coleman is already 31 and entering the twilight of his career. In that regard, Florenzi would be a smart signing as he can also provide depth on the right side of the defence.

Alessandro Florenzi (L) in action against SPAL (Getty Images)
Alessandro Florenzi (L) in action against SPAL (Getty Images)

The 29-year-old has made over 400 career appearances and his experience would come in handy for the Toffees. He has played at a higher level for a long time and would be a useful addition in various ways for Ancelotti.

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At 29, Florenzi has a few more years left to play at the top level, and with Everton lacking depth in several areas, he can be a key player for them next campaign. Thus, they should attempt to lure the Italian to Goodison Park this summer. The Italian would also not cost them a huge amount, as per the report, making him a wise investment.