Premier League outfit Everton are keeping a close eye on Cardiff City’s highly-rated goalkeeper David Marshall, according to the Mirror.
The Scottish international was one of the few shining stars in the Bluebirds’ escapade in the Premier League, and he has been attracting attention from Premier League clubs since the stint in the top-flight.
Since dropping down to the Championship, he has continued to show his quality and, with nine clean sheets this season for Cardiff, he has been instrumental to them challenging for the play-offs.
Everton will be looking at bringing in a keeper in the summer as there are rumours that Tim Howard is looking to leave after nine years at the club.
Manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that he is no longer guaranteed to be the number one goalkeeper at the club, and it is looking more likely that Howard will leave to potentially join the Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids.
With Everton needing a keeper and Marshall being of proven Premier League and international quality, Martinez might highlight him as their number one target.
However, Marshall is only two years into a four year contract, which may force Everton to pay £10 million for the goalkeeper’s services.
Manager Russell Slade and Cardiff will be hoping that that is enough to discourage any suitors, as he is quintessential to any success that Cardiff are to have.
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