ancient celtic star Tom Rogic has been linked to a shock movement towards Everton.
The Australian midfielder, 29, is a free agent having left Celtic at the end of last season following a trophy-laden nine-year spell at Celtic Park. He retired from the Glasgow club in the grandest of ways by winning the Scottish Premiership and the League Cup.
Since leaving Celtic, Tom Rogic, however, struggled to find a new home. He has been linked with moves to Indonesia and Australia, but nothing concrete has happened so far. Nonetheless, it looks like the midfielder’s long wait for a new club could be over, with Everton reportedly interested in his services.
Everton did not have an ideal start to the new Premier League season, losing their first two games. The Royal Blues bounced back from back-to-back defeats by picking up their first point of the season on Saturday against newly promoted Nottingham Forest.
Frank Lampard is wary of the task he faces at Goodison Park after helping the club escape relegation in the penultimate game of last campaign. And the size of his job only grew tenfold after the Toffees managed just one point in the first three games.
The Everton boss has made five signings so far this summer, with Amadou Onana, James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil joining on a permanent basis, while Conor Coady and Ruben Vinagre move to Merseyside on loan from Wolves and Sporting Lisbon respectively . Lampard may want a few more signings before the transfer window closes with the midfielder seen as a priority.
Tom Rogic wanted by Everton
To fill the big gaps in midfield, it looks like Frank Lampard wants to bring in Tom Rogic.
Over the years, Rogic has been a mainstay on the Celtic side, deciding many matches with moments of magic and pure brilliance. The Socceroos star is at the peak of his powers and would provide quality to Everton’s midfield, which has looked shaky absent injuries to Abdoulaye Doucoure and Andre Gomes.
So bringing in a player like Rogic could add much-needed experience and steel to the midfield and give Lampard more options than he has at the moment. With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar kicking off in November, Everton are bound to need depth in their ranks, especially if they harbor any hopes of challenging for a place in the top half of the table.
It remains to be seen how serious Everton’s interest in Rogic is at the moment. And if they can snap the Australia international on a free transfer, that would be a smart addition to the short-term squad given Lampard could use urgent reinforcements to address his side’s midfield issues.