Everton Reportedly Interested in Signing Premier League Veteran James Collins

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Welsh defender James Collins is back in demand at the ripe old age of 33 with Everton looking to get cover for Michael Keane, Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams. 

Crystal Palace and Stoke are also interested in the man dubbed the 'Ginger Pele'.

Collins has one year left on his contract and according to The Sun, West Ham are after £2m. 


Ramiro Funes Mori is expected to miss six to nine months out through injury, so if Collins was to join Everton he would become their fourth choice centre-back. 

Fellow Welshman Williams, might be able to convince Collins to move to Merseyside, after they both played a part in getting Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.   


However, if Collins is after more regular game time than staying at West Ham could be a better option. Collins towards the end of last season made his way into Slaven Bilic's defensive three, with no new centre-backs coming in at West Ham he could be set to start.  

Last year was Collins best goal scoring season for the Hammers, as he notched two goals in 22 appearances, one against Sunderland and the other versus Chelsea.

Collins will become Everton's eighth summer signing should it go through.