Everton making move for Ajax outcast

Reports are suggesting that Everton are hoping to tempt Mounir El Hamdaoui back to the Premier League on a temporary deal.

The Moroccan international was previously on the books at Tottenham Hotspur but failed to play in a competitive match for the North London outfit and after a sole season with the side, departed for Dutch side, Willem II.

El Hamdaoui is yet to appear for current club Ajax this season after falling out with manager Frank de Boer in August and will assuredly be keen on a move away from the Dutch giants.

The striker has earned a high amount of interest since his relationship with his boss hit the rocks and clubs such as Blackburn Rovers, Atletico Madrid and Galatasaray have all paid heavy attention to his situation in Holland.

All the aforementioned clubs were being linked with the African player in August immediately after news emerged of the falling out with de Boer, however he chose to remain with Ajax.

Everton have earned a reputation for not being able to spend big in transfer windows, however David Moyes defiantly manages to succeed on a pittance, squeezing the best out of loan deals and cheap deals on a regular basis.

The Ajax hierarchy may be looking to get rid of El Hamdaoui just as much as he’d like to get away and as a result ask for a transfer fee at the end of the season when the proposed loan spell finishes.

The forward is valued at around £5m but it’s anyone’s guess how much de Godenzenen will actually require to get him out of the club, meaning Everton’s small finances may be sufficient in this case of bad tempers.

El Hamdaoui scored 19 goals in 38 appearances for Ajax last season and the 27 year-old will surely bring significant attacking backup to the Toffees should he complete a January switch.

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