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Everton Line Up Hugely Experienced Dutch Ace [Report]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Ronald Koeman arrives for his first press conference as Everton manager at Liverpool John Lennon Airport on June 17, 2016 in Halewood, England. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Everton, fresh from appointing Ronald Koeman as manager, are busy preparing for the new season ahead as the new boss aims to make his mark on his new side.

Reports today suggest Everton may be about to pull off a major coup for the club with the signing of Dutch legend Wesley Sneijder from Turkish giants Galatasaray.

According to sources in Turkey (via TalkSport), Koeman wants to make his fellow countryman his first major signing, showing a massive sign of intent ahead of his reign at the Merseyside club.

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25:  Wesley Sneijder (L) of Galatasaray competes for the ball with Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio  during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Lazio and Galatasaray on February 25, 2016 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

While the Dutch star would command high wages, his contract at Galatasaray is believed to have a release clause of as little as £5 million, no problem for Everton, who, according to The Telegraph, have given their new boss a kitty of £100 million to reshape this Everton squad, which struggled badly in the Premier League last season resulting in former manager Roberto Martinez being sacked.

The 53-year-old will struggle to keep hold of star players John Stones, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku this summer as bigger clubs with Champions League football come calling.

While Koeman will be desperate not to lose all three, the signing of Sneijder could be enough to persuade their young stars that Koeman and Everton mean business as they aim to climb the table and qualify for Europe this season after this coming one.

Damien McEvoy, Pundit Arena

Author: The PA Team

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