Everton target Swansea’s Dyer in £5 million bid

With Swansea busy bringing in player after player, it’s only natural that a few members of the current squad will be on the way out too over the summer.

One player that could be moving on is winger Nathan Dyer who has become a key transfer target for new Everton manager Roberto Martinez.

Martinez is prepared to make a £5million bid in order to lure the Englishman to Goodison Park as the club look to find some more creative outlets.

Dyer has previously played under Martinez with the Spaniard signing him from Southampton in 2009 for just £400,000.

With an influx of new faces arriving at the Liberty Stadium, now could be the perfect time for Martinez to be re-united with his former player.

On top of that, Dyer only has a year left on his current contract which makes now the opportune time for the club to cash-in on the player’s recent good form.

It’s thought that Dyer would be offered a 3-year contract and be given £40,000 a week should he opt to join Everton.

This would be considered a reward for Dyer’s good form for Swansea which has seen him become an ever-present part of the first team at The Liberty Stadium.

Last season, Dyer had made 33 appearances for the Welsh side scoring 6 times in 33 appearances in all competitions.

The winger was also one of the standout performers in the Carling Cup final where his 2 goals against Bradford earned him the Man of the Match award as the club secured their first ever major trophy.

If Dyer was to join Everton, Swansea may not have to wait long to find a replacement with the club already having their sights set on Belgian winger Nacer Chadli.

The FC Twente winger has been strongly linked with a move to The Liberty Stadium and Swansea have reportedly made an offer for the player worth around £8.5 million.

Chadli has enjoyed his best season for Twente in Eredivisie scoring an impressive 10 goals in 22 appearances for the club.

He has also become a major force in the Belgium first team making 14 appearances and scoring 2 for his country in the last 2 years.

It appears that Nathan Dyer’s time at the Liberty Stadium might be nearing the end but a move to Everton will certainly not do his Premier League career any harm in the long run.

Andrew Roach is writer and editor of SqueakyBumTime.com. A keen Arsenal fan who is always on the pulse of all things at the Emirates!