The agent of Colombian forward Duvan Zapata has left the door open for a potential move to Everton this summer, following an interview with Sport Italia.
The Blues were strongly linked with the 31-year-old during the January transfer window, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that talks had been held with the Atalanta striker, but a deal could not be reached.
However, Fernando Schenal, the agent of the ‘fearsome’ Duvan Zapata, has stated that while the forward will remain in Bergamo until 2024 when his current deal expires, should an offer come in they would ‘evaluate it’.
Speaking with Sport Italia, Schenal said, “Duvan is recovering from the injury. And he has a contract that expires in 2024 with an option to renew for the following season. Therefore, he will continue at Atalanta.
“In the summer, we will see if an offer suitable for both the player and Atalanta will arrive, in which case we will evaluate it.”
Zapata could end lack of threat up front for Everton
Everton’s failure to recruit a centre-forward in January is proving costly, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains sidelined after picking up an injury in the 1-0 win over Arsenal at Goodison Park earlier this month.
Indeed, the Blues are currently the lowest scorers in the Premier League with just 17 goals in 24 games so far this season and attacking reinforcements will be a must when the next transfer window opens.
Zapata could be a smart addition to Sean Dyche’s squad in the summer, and with a record of 67 goals in 141 games for Atalanta, the Colombian international is a proven finisher in one of Europe’s top leagues.
However, just what a ‘suitable’ offer would be exactly remains to be seen, but as the 31-year-old will have just one year remaining on his current contract, Everton would be unlikely to fork out too much for the prolific attacker.