Distin dismay heightens Moyes's need for defender in transfer window


David Moyes's need to sign a new central defender has assumed an even greater urgency after Sylvain Distin joined Everton’s mounting injury list.

Everton’s boss is on the verge of agreeing a four-and-a-half year deal for Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson that could reach £2million. He will have a medical on Friday.

But Moyes’s satisfaction at completing that business was quickly tempered with the news on Distin.

Injury concern: Sylvain Distin (front, centre) has a hamstring complaint

Injury concern: Sylvain Distin (front, centre) has a hamstring complaint

 

The Frenchman, 34, had a scan on Thursday and could be missing for up to a fortnight after he damaged his hamstring in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at Tottenham.

The FA confirmed yesterday that Everton’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Fulham will be played at Goodison on Friday January 27.

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