Date: 4th April 2019 at 12:05pm
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According to Marca (h/t Sport Witness), Everton are in a five-way battle to sign Victor Camarasa this summer. The Toffees have stiff competition from the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Cardiff City, West Ham United and Leicester City, but guarantees of playing time might be a factor in which club the central midfielder opts to join.

Camarasa has spent the season on loan at Cardiff, but it’s hard to see the 24-year-old turning the deal permanent if they get relegated from the Premier League. He doesn’t have a future at parent club real Betis either, so there shouldn’t be any resistance to bids from suitors. The Spaniard has a £12.8m asking price and currently earns £0.87m-a-year/£16.7k-per-week.

He wouldn’t break the bank for Everton, but whether he would improve their squad is another matter. Camarasa has made 27 Premier League appearances for the Bluebirds this season, contributing eight goals, making 43 chances, 28 successful dribbles (55%), 28 passes-per-game with 74% accuracy while averaging a tackle (26) or interception (28) every 41 minutes.

Everton are in the market for a midfielder, with Marco Silva keen to sign Andre Gomes this summer, but it’s unknown if they need a second. Unless an existing player leaves or a deal for Gomes breaks down, the Toffees may hold off making an approach for Camarasa.

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