EVERTON CONFIRM THE SIGNING OF LEICESTER’S STEVE WALSH
English Premier League side Everton FC have officially confirmed the news flying around that they had poached the head of players’ recruitment from current title holders, Leicester City.
Leicester lost yet another prominent personality that led to their success in the last campaign. Steve Walsh was largely responsible for getting Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kante and Jamie Vardy at decent transfer fee and they went on to bring glory to the club.
The Goodison Park are reported to have improved on the compensation Walsh receives at Leicester City. He becomes the first director of football at Everton and has started work immediately. He was pictured with the coach Ronald Koeman discussing transfers before his arrival.
He joins the league of people that have left the club of recent. Ben Wrigglesworth, the former head of technical scouting at Leicester joined Arsenal last season while Kante joined Chelsea few weeks back. Mahrez has not yet decided his next move as he has not yet accepted the offer from the club that will tie him to the club. The major shareholder at Everton, Farhad Moshiri, picked out Walsh after missing out on the Sporting Director at Sevilla, Monchi. He wants the club’s management structure to be overhauled ahead of the new season.
Walsh was the scout for Chelsea in the north of England for 16 years and he doubled as the head of PE at his hometown, Chorley. He was promoted to scout for Europe at Chelsea, and then he left to join Newcastle, Leicester City, Hull then back at the King Power Stadium. Walsh is expected to play a huge impact in the negotiations for the move for Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko. Everton face tough competition from Italian giant Juventus for the player but remain keen on bringing the France international to the club. Koeman since replacing Roberto Martinez last month has worked round the clock to better the fortunes of the club. He says he is excited to work with the new recruits to take the club forward.