The MailSport claim that Everton have "checked on" the Portuguese who has scored seven times in 19 appearances in Ligue 1 also been scouted by Manchester City.
Leão signed a four-year contract when he left Sporting Lisbon in the wake of the violent training ground invasion last year and will have plenty of suitors if he is to be sold this summer.
Original Source: Daily Mail
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1 Posted 26/03/2019 at 07:50:22
I have heard on more than one occasion too, that we are allegedly leading the chase for Che Adams, currently doing well at Birmingham.
It will also be interesting to finally see what happens with Henry Onyekuru, who is technically our player, but the chances of getting a work permit will surely be overcome now that he has gained International Status. Bayern Munich are supposed to be very keen to attract him there.
2 Posted 26/03/2019 at 09:01:57
3 Posted 26/03/2019 at 09:38:30
Hes not a tricky player, he beats his opponent on raw speed. Theres supppsedly reduced space in French football compared to Portuguese, not that I watch a lot of the former.
4 Posted 26/03/2019 at 09:47:42
Derek@2, the difference is that Mbappe was better, younger and had already had his breakout season performing in the CL for Monaco before his big move.
This young lad Leao has not even had 20 games at senior level and so represents a significant risk. There's a very strong chance he could turn out to be the next overhyped youngster and struggle to make an impact in the PL. Probably if we bought him for £20m or so we'd still be able to get 3/4 of that back. But if he proves a hit then you'd be looking at a £60m player in a few years time.
I think he looks the business from what little i've seen; very quick, decent height, good movement and works pretty hard.
The only downside is that he's actually quite similar to DCL and I wonder if we should be concentrating on our own youngster and looking to pair him with a more experienced CF.
5 Posted 26/03/2019 at 11:58:06
6 Posted 26/03/2019 at 18:36:15
7 Posted 26/03/2019 at 20:12:24
8 Posted 27/03/2019 at 04:20:38
I'm all for signing improvements but at the moment we have Calvert-Lewin who is improving with each game in the Premier League, Richarlison who is just 21, Lookman, young Simms who could be anything and possibly even Onyekuru all of who could be improving and hitting their peak in 4-5 years time which probably will be when Bernard and Gomes could just be coming off theirs.
Given this, should we not be looking for already accomplished players to help improve those we already have especially as Moshiri being worried about the wages bill may have put a cap on funds available. However, if the lad is another Jesus Gabriel at City and we are sure he can handle the hurly-burly of English football then go for it.
9 Posted 27/03/2019 at 17:55:04
The next £££ is why players get compared to to other top class players. Nothing to do with ability most of the time.
There is some real talent in the championship that I think could step up, surely still value to be found nearer the to home.
Grealish £20m if villa don't get promoted, Mooy if Huddersfield get relegated etc. Many many more good options. What do or scouting network actually do?
10 Posted 28/03/2019 at 06:58:29
11 Posted 29/03/2019 at 07:43:14
In no way am I saying lets start him until the end of the season, but surely having him on the bench at the expense of Tosun will do is no harm given our league position? If he comes on and does well, hes in the squad for next season.
If he doesnt, he can go on loan next year and get some experience.
12 Posted 29/03/2019 at 08:11:14
Trippier Keane Mina Digne
Malcolm Sigurdsson Richarlison
Coleman Holgate Feeney Robinson
Bernard Lookman Onyekuru
Gordon, Hornby, Simms, etc. stepping up too.
Outs: Schneiderlin, Tosun, Walcott, Valsic, Kenny (loan), Sandro, McCarthy, Bolasie…….etc.
13 Posted 29/03/2019 at 09:25:26
But as we're playing Fantasy Football, I'd like us to pick Zouma and Gomes up and then a striker - maybe Mitrovic.
14 Posted 29/03/2019 at 20:25:02
Love Zouma, but not sure we can afford to throw £40m after him when we have Mina who isnt far behind and needs time.
Mitrovic is a Moyes signing. We need to think a bit bigger in this dept. Werner perhaps allowed in your rules?
15 Posted 30/03/2019 at 00:15:14
I expect beyond that, Holgate, and maybe one or 2 young lads like Gordon cfould join the squad and maybe 2 signficant signings, and many many outgoings.
16 Posted 30/03/2019 at 09:21:16
17 Posted 01/04/2019 at 20:21:52
They are both '10 gamers' as in only ever put the effort in for 10 games a season. They are not good enough to move us forward, they do not fit with Silvas style of front foot, mobile, lots of movement, closing down style of forwards.
Giroud is twice the player they are but he turned us down once and we shouldn't give him a second chance especially at his age with a lack of hunger and effort.
Best keeping with DCL until a top class striker is available. We are finally playing go forward and attack with pace football. Long may it continue. We don't need plodders but we do have a few good youngster out on loan that could fit.
Vlassic, Dowell and Sandro would all benefit from playing in a more attack minded team. Quick balls, runners, movement. Along with Lookman it could be a big summer for them in terms of an Everton career. Stick, loan or sold.
I'd take Mooy as back up to Gomes (hope he stays) and maybe Billing for Gana? Then a top experienced Keeper, central defender (if no Zouma) and Striker.
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