Date: 29th August 2016 at 12:41pm
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Everton fans have been desperate for a manager to take them to new heights for a long time now.

The Merseyside club were on the brink of Champions League football when under David Moyes but when when Roberto Martinez took over from the Scot things went downhill and the fans quickly lost their patience.

Now, with Dutch manager Ronald Koeman at the helm, Everton should be confident of pushing for Europe once again. The Dutchman was set the aim of returning the club to where it once was, whilst also keeping hold of their key players.

Koeman failed to keep John Stones from going to Manchester City but it looks as though he will be able to stave off the interest in star striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with a big money move back to Chelsea.

Despite losing Stones, Everton have managed to add significantly to their already talented squad. Stones has been replaced with Welsh defender Ashley Williams who signed from Swansea and the club have also managed to bring in Maarten Stekelenburg from Fulham, Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa, and Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace.

All of these players have decent Premier League experience and have room to grow under Koeman. All the Dutchman needs now is to add some European experience, which seems to be arriving in the shape of FC Porto winger Yacine Brahimi.

Brahimi, an Algerian international, has been with Porto for two years now, scoring 14 goals and creating another 14 in 61 league games for the Portuguese side.

Sky Sports understands that Everton are in advanced talks with Porto over the Algerian but there may be some reluctance from the player to leave. Brahimi is understood to want Champions League football, something which Everton can not offer.

The Everton hierarchy will however be looking to show the 26-year-old their vision for the future, with young talented players already at the club and a top young manager looking to take them to the next level. If Brahimi buys in to the vision he can become a quality addition to a club like Everton and will have a huge chance at excelling under Koeman.

Everton continue to be linked with top players around Europe and if Koeman can get his hands on one or two of them Everton will be strong underdogs in their quest for European football.