Everton are reportedly close to signing Santiago Sosa and his arrival would be one that merits great excitement.
The Mirror report that a move for the River Plate star is edging closer, in a deal worth £13million.
Sosa currently represents Argentina’s U19s and is thought of as one of the most promising young players in the country.
Marco Silva is looking to boost his midfield options ahead of next season and the 20-year-old’s arrival is one that makes complete sense.
Sosa’s preference is to thrive in a deep-lying role, dictating play with his passing range and also showcasing strong positional sense.
It is a position Everton have struggled to fill in recent years and Andre Gomes is not excepted to sign permanently after his loan move from Barcelona.
Sosa could be the ideal partner for Idrissa Gueye, if he stays, with the Senegalese doing the more thankless tasks in the middle of the park and the Argentine opening up opposition defences and running the show.
It is the kind of statement signing Everton need to make if they are to threaten the top six next season.
Gallery: Everton's 5 Most Expensive Signings
5. Yannick Bolasie - £26.01m
Bolasie arrived from Crystal Palace in 2016, with a reputation for being an unpredictable, exciting winger.
It never worked out for him at Goodison Park, however, not helped by a serious knee injury.
4. Yerry Mina - £27.23m
Mina made the big-money move from Barcelona last summer, but he has not featured regularly.
The Colombian is a big character and a dominant centre-back on his day, though, and is likely to improve with age.
3. Romelu Lukaku - £31.82m
Lukaku is arguably Everton’s most prolific player of the Premier League era, scoring 87 goals in 166 appearances for the Blues after joining from Chelsea.
He has since left for Manchester United, where he has struggled to impress consistently.
2. Richarlison - £35.28m
Richarlison is a hugely exciting player who shone in his first season at Everton.
The Brazilian netted 14 times in 2018/19, and at just 22, he should only get better.
1. Gylfi Sigurdsson - £44.46m
Sigurdsson remains Everton’s most expensive signing in history, having arrived from Swansea City in 2017.
A silky footballer with great set-piece ability, the 29-year-old should continue to be a key man moving forward.