Steven Alzate could still join Everton on transfer deadline day.
Speaking in today’s pre-match press conference, Roberto De Zerbi admitted that the midfielder may still leave Brighton after reports that he has been made available for transfer.
Journalist Pipe Sierra reported yesterday that the 24-year-old was attracting interest from both Everton and Wolves, while his departure from the south coast was thought to be ‘imminent’.
Alzate joined the Seagulls from Leyton Orient in 2017 but only managed a total of 43 appearances in the Premier League, though is remembered fondly for scoring the only goal in Brighton’s win over Liverpool – sealing their first victory at Anfield in Premier League history.
The Colombia international spent last season on loan with Belgian Pro League side Standard Liege, where he scored three goals and provided five assists in 27 matches.
Could Everton still land Steven Alzate?
Alzate has found himself far down the pecking order after returning from Belgium and has been made surplus to requirements as he remains without an appearance this season.
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Speaking today, as per Sussex World, De Zerbi said: “Unfortunately it is difficult to have more than two players in every position. I spoke this morning and last week with him. We will see in the next hour in the transfer market and then I can answer you.
“But if he stays, I will not forget him. We will play a lot of games and I think Alzate can become important during the season.”
While Everton and Wolves are both interested in keeping Alzate in the Premier League, reports claim the likes of Sevilla and Fiorentina are also monitoring the midfielder.
With around two hours remaining of the summer transfer window, the Toffees would have to act very fast to bring Alzate in. Things appear to have gone quiet on Merseyside, but they could still make a last-ditch attempt to land the player to bolster their squad.