Everton are lastly set to resolve their centre-forward disaster, if reviews are to be believed…
What’s the phrase?
In accordance with revered journalist Alan Myers, the Toffees are pushing onerous to signal Brighton and Hove Albion striker Neal Maupay.
He issued the next replace on Twitter: “Neal Maupay is near becoming a member of Everton from Brighton. Nonetheless work to do to finish the deal however talks at a sophisticated stage”.
A morning replace has steered that the deal has accelerated and the French striker is now finishing his medical on Merseyside.
Frank Lampard has been trying to find an answer for his toothless workforce, who’ve scored simply one league aim for themselves to this point this time period; and with reviews earlier this month stating that he wished a striker with Premier League expertise, this deal is smart because the 26-year-old is obtainable for a reported £14m.
He’s the Richarlison inheritor
Everton misplaced 2021/22 prime scorer Richarlison earlier in the summertime, and the Brazil star supplied rather more than targets to a struggling Toffees aspect.
His infectious persona and knack to frustrate the opposition made him a favorite amongst many Evertonians and despised by different fan bases. The “maverick” Maupay – himself no stranger to winding up opposition supporters – may shortly fill this function at Goodison Park.
Will Neal Maupay be a hit at Everton?
The Brazilian needed to deputise up entrance within the absence of the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin, having mainly performed out vast in earlier campaigns. To carry Maupay to Goodison Park for this function will lastly see a pure and dependable beginning quantity 9 on the membership, once more introduced in to fill the void left by the injured England worldwide.
The 26-year-old would seemingly be a giant hit on Merseyside, and his intelligence up entrance would serve Lampard’s new regime nicely. He ranked within the prime 10% for pressures per 90, suggesting that he may additionally assist get his workforce additional up the pitch together with his relentless work charge.
Not solely would Maupay seemingly carry loads of targets, having scored at the least at the least eight in every of his final three seasons, he can carry the ball and create possibilities for his aspect as nicely. He’s profitable in 51% of his dribbles, and averaged 0.7 key passes per 90 final season.
Maupay would simply change the attraction and cheekiness of Richarlison, and the figures recommend that his aim output could be much like the Brazilian.
He seems to be the pure inheritor to Spurs’ summer season signing in persona and ability, and signing him will lastly see Lampard discover his coveted centre-forward answer.