25 Apr Everton transfer information: Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma urged to remain at Goodison Park by Gylfi Sigurdsson and Phil Jagielka
The Chelsea guardian has impressed during his period on loan in Goodison Park and has played an integral part in their drive to get a Europa League place
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Phil Jagielka are expecting Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma will turn his loan spell at Everton to a permanent move.
Zouma is spending the time on loan together with the Toffees, which makes the move into Merseyside after being told that he was surplus to requirements for Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side.
That can be Zouma’s third mortgage spell from Stamford Bridge since moving into the Premier League side in 2014, and the Frenchman has played nicely, assisting Everton to maintain seven blank sheets, such as in the 4-0 thrashing they passed Manchester United on Sunday, in addition to scoring two goals.
Talking about needing Zouma to keep in the club, Sigurdsson advised the Liverpool Echo:”He has been fantastic for us because he arrived, so hopefully he will want to remain.
“I am sure the club will place a little bit of stress on him to remain, and I am sure the boys will also!”
There might be a substantial issue for Everton in signing Zouma, however, since Chelsea are now attractive a transfer ban.
Zouma’s parent team have been given the transfer ban following violating rules on signing overseas minors and, even when the ban is maintained, Chelsea is going to be not able to add new players to their group at the subsequent two transfer windows.
This might mean Chelsea would require all the manpower they could get and they could be hesitant to sanction the permanent departure of Zouma.
The 24-year old has just handled 47 looks for Chelsea, but his leading performances at Everton, in which he has formed a solid partnership with Michael Keane, will watch him feature more intensely for the Blues when he’s kept in the summertime.
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Everton captain Phil Jagielka, that has been increasingly pushed from the Blues’ starting XI because of Zouma’s performances, has talked about wanting him to remain in the club, stating:”He has been brilliant.
“He has come and wanted to play more matches. He had a terrible injury a couple of years back and for his own livelihood and advancement that is what he needs.
“He has been brilliant, and also the problem with Chelsea will likely play a part with where he’s next year but we are going to have to wait and move from there.”
Zouma nevertheless has three Premier League games left as an Everton player ahead of the transfer window opens, together with Marco Silva’s side in the search for a potential Europa League place.