According to Ben Jacobs, Everton is “pushing” for a deal to capture Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet.
On July 31, a writer for CBSSportsGolazo stated on Twitter that there was “substantial” interest in the versatile 25-year-old athlete.
According to Jacobs, Newcastle United was first offered Cornet for his £17.5 million release clause, but the Magpies reportedly thought the cost was too expensive.
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On July 30, Alex Crook reported for TalkSPORT that the Burnley attacker and Nottingham Forest were unable to come to terms, and that Everton’s initial bid was also rejected by the Championship club.
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In the meanwhile, the Toffees and the international from Ivory Coast have reached a personal agreement. With him, they have reached a five-year agreement that involves a weekly salary of £67,000.
All that is left for the Toffees to do is reach an agreement with Burnley and complete the transaction.
The club would benefit greatly from having Cornet on board. He has Premier League experience and is capable of playing at left back, wing back, as a winger, or even as a striker.
Despite their dire financial circumstances, Richarlison’s high-profile summer transfer to Tottenham Hotspur has given Everton some cash to spend.
He can play as a second striker behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin or as a cover for Vitalli Mykolenko.
His prime years are still to come, therefore now is the ideal time for the team to sign him.