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Monday’s Toffee Bites: Is Shaqiri’s move to Everton inevitable?

In today’s news: Big Sam is mad at the fans, the fans are made at Big Sam and everyone loves Tosun!

Stoke City v Crystal Palace - Premier League Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

I’ve become conditioned to be underwhelmed by Everton’s rumoured transfer targets. But it’s hard to argue that adding Xherdan Shaqiri would be pretty darn exciting. He was basically the only dangerous player on that entire Stoke City team. Obviously, he wasn’t able to keep them up, but he could thrive in an Everton team with much more talent.

Of course, that brings about the question “Where does he fit?” He has experience as a winger and as the main attacking threat up the middle. Everton have recently added players in all of those roles and they won’t have European football next year to get minutes for everyone. That’s not my problem to solve. He has a reasonable release clause and would make the squad better. Competition within the team should only improve Everton on a week-to-week basis.

In case you missed it

Everton 1 Southampton 1: Late Davies goal gives Toffees a point
Three thoughts from a dour matchup at home.

Sam Allardyce takes pop at Everton fans after Southampton draw
Rift between manager and fanbase continues to widen.

WATCH: Everton on-loan winger scores twice
Lookman bagged a brace for RB Leipzig earlier today.

Monday’s Toffee Bites

Farhad Moshiri knows how fans feel about Sam Allardyce's future - Liverpool Echo
How today's papers saw Everton's farewell home match of 2017/18 season.

Everton "weigh up" exercising Xherdan Shaqiri's release clause - Liverpool Echo
Swiss newspaper links Stoke playmaker with Everton.

Everton 1-1 Southampton: Toffees need changes if we are to improve - BBC Sport
Sam Allardyce says Everton must "make changes" if they are to improve in the future after they scored a late equaliser to draw 1-1 with Southampton.

WATCH: Tosun Makes Young Fan's Shirt Wish Come True -
A banner-waving Evertonian saw his wish come true following Saturday’s final home game of the season against Southampton as striker Cenk Tosun picked him out of the crowd and handed over his match worn shirt.

Durack To Miss Rest Of Season -
Everton Ladies goalkeeper Lizzie Durack will miss the remaining games of the season after picking up a knock in training.

What and How to Watch

La Liga: Leganes vs Levante, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
UEFA U17 Euros: England vs Italy, 10 a.m. ET, ESPN3
USL: Penn vs Ottawa Fury, 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+, YouTube
NBA: Celtics at 76ers, game 4, 6 p.m. ET, TNT
Raptors at Cavaliers, game 4, 8:30 p.m. ET, TNT
NHL: Capitals at Penguins, game 6, 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Predators at Jets, game 6, 9:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN

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