After much deliberation with club owner everton make there stay noticeable as they prepare to fight it out with Liverpool over signing of great predator.
According to a report from the French publication Foot Mercato, Everton is one of the teams interested in acquiring Mohamed Bayo, a striker currently playing for Clermont Foot.
WHAT IT IS: WANTED MAN
A graduate of Clermont’s development programme, Bayo has thrived in France and has made 79 appearances for the Ligue 1 team, contributing to 48 direct goals.
The 24-year-old Guinean international was reportedly West Ham’s objective in the past, but no deal materialised. As a result, a number of teams are now paying attention to the strong frontman.
Bayo might be one of the options to fill the vacancy at Goodison Park as Blues manager Frank Lampard searches for a replacement for Richarlison following the Brazilian’s move to Tottenham last week.
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THE RECENT: Everton Showed Much Interest
According to Foot Mercato, the 11-cap Guinea international is ‘followed’ by Everton, Valencia, Hertha Berlin, and Tottenham themselves.
According to rumours, Eintracht Frankfurt and Marseille are also interested in signing Bayo, who was praised by football writer Antonio Mango in April 2021 for his “clinical finishing” after leading Clermont to promotion to the French top division.
The article also mentions Lille’s adoration and claims that it would require bids of about €10–11 million (£8.5–9 million) to woo the star away this summer.
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FINAL SUMMARY: MAKE IT HAPPEN
Even though he is still relatively inexperienced at the highest level, Bayo has already demonstrated a ruthlessness in front of goal that would be a huge asset to Lampard’s squad.
This is especially true now that Richarlison has left the team and Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Salomon Rondon are the only two senior centre-forward options left.
The sensational Guinean, who was born in France, averaged 2.8 successful duels per game in Ligue 1 last season, scoring 14 goals and dishing out five assists while garnering a remarkable 6.94 Sofascore rating.
With Tammy Abraham, Che Adams, and Arkadiusz Milik (Fbref) as stylistic influences, the Toffees and Director of Football Kevin Thelwell would benefit from acquiring Bayo at the suggested asking price.