Andros Townsend is near finishing a free switch to Everton following his launch from Crystal Palace.
The England worldwide, who spent 5 years at Selhurst Park following a transfer from Newcastle United, is one in every of quite a few high-profile gamers launched by the Eagles following the expiration of his contract.
New boss Patrick Vieira needs to revolutionise the south London outfit in his picture after succeeding Roy Hodgson earlier this month.
It means Townsend has been afforded a second likelihood within the Premier League, with Benitez an enormous admirer of the 30-year-old.
talkSPORT understands the England worldwide has accomplished his medical with Everton and shall be unveiled on Tuesday morning with a two-year deal at Goodison Park.
Rafa Benitez might not have been the favored selection amongst Everton followers giving his allegiance to Liverpool, however the Spaniard has began his new function with authority.
In addition to Townsend, Benitez reportedly needs to signal Dwight McNeil from Burnley for a reported payment of £25million.
The England Below-21 worldwide has shone at Turf Moor since bursting onto the scene 18 months in the past, with the Liverpool Echo claiming Benitez needs extra broad males to complement Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Demarai Grey can be into consideration, with the previous Leicester City winger solely shifting to Bayer Leverkusen in January, however Benitez is eager to inject extra tempo into his facet.