Everton told to move for maverick free transfer after Coleman injury
Kevin Campbell believes that Everton could make a free transfer move for a former Tottenham defender after an injury to skipper Seamus Coleman.
Coleman suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland, leaving Rafa Benitez without a senior right-back to call on when the Premier League resumes this weekend. And former Toffees striker Kevin Campbell thinks he has the perfect answer.
Campbell states that Benitez wants quick availability, and the Daily Express has previously linked the Ivory Coast star with a Goodison Park switch. However, Arsenal are also rumoured to want the 28-year-old.
Speaking exclusively to Goodison News, Campbell said: “That might be another thing for Serge Aurier on a free.
“Coleman has been such a fantastic performer, a stalwart for Everton but the injuries just keep racking up.
“The best ability is availability as a footballer, and the manager needs his players available – Seamus is well thought of, but if you’re not available, you’re no use.”
At this stage it’s unclear how long Coleman will be sidelined for. However, a back-up option for Coleman was a requirement that was never met during the summer window.
To that end, Aurier could be a good option – despite his inconsistent form during his four-year Tottenham stay.
The defender often struggled in games against the top sides, making game-changing errors. But he did notch 17 assists during his time in north London and played more than 100 games for Spurs.