Carlo Ancelotti and Marcel Brands are looking to make defender Gabriel their first signing of the close season according to The Mirror.
It's Sunday during a forced shutdown of football with no games to report which provide two reasons to take this particular claim with a grain of salt but Everton are known to have scouted the Brazilian and there have been reports from other outlets that talks between the Blues and Lille had been opened.
Meanwhile, Italian journalist Nicolò Schira is reporting that Everton have already offered the Brazilian a five-year contract.
Gabriel is 22 and a former Brazil U20 international who has also been watched by the two North London clubs and would cost around £30m.
Original Source: The Mirror
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1 Posted 15/03/2020 at 07:08:34
There is no way the club can keep Keane, Holgate, Gabriel and Mina happy so I wonder which one of Keane or Mina they plan to sell? Maybe someone has been sniffing around already and a deal lined up to sell.
I'm not sure which one I would shift on actually, I don't see much between them, Mina has greater potential to improve but Keane a seasoned Premier League player.
2 Posted 15/03/2020 at 07:09:56
3 Posted 15/03/2020 at 09:06:23
4 Posted 15/03/2020 at 10:10:28
Seems to have some decent reports on this lad, but why didn't we spot him when he was only £1.5M? At least they are identifying targets early on, but God only knows when things will be back to normal.
Would like to get Allan, Cebolinha and Lozano and someone up front for next season. We would have a real Brazilian core at Goodison, I can almost hear the Samba beat now!
5 Posted 15/03/2020 at 10:25:19
I would like some more opinion of him, I know he is 22 and a left footed defender, tough and can pass accurately out of defence for attackers to feed off. He sounds like a very good prospect and may well become a feature in Brazils defence. The bare bones of it makes me think this could be a good long term investment for us, that will give us more balance, strength and passing creativity out of defence.
6 Posted 15/03/2020 at 12:19:54
They do need to improve that defense as I get nervous every time the opposition attacks no matter which team it is.
7 Posted 15/03/2020 at 14:19:35
8 Posted 15/03/2020 at 17:30:48
Everton take a look at the other premiership teams bringing in younger local talent into their squads.
9 Posted 15/03/2020 at 17:47:59
Surely lessons of the past will be learnt. Whom will be moved on in defence is interesting but I sense Mason could be used more in midfield next season.
Who gets sold, only God, knows.
10 Posted 15/03/2020 at 17:48:27
Followed by between 4 and 5 solid players of Ancelotti's liking. If we manage this, I don't see why we can't push for the top 4. For me Davies isn't good enough for Everton, but just like Kenny at Schalke, the pair could get us £40m+ back into the coffers.
11 Posted 15/03/2020 at 18:11:00
12 Posted 15/03/2020 at 18:28:44
13 Posted 15/03/2020 at 18:48:44
Unfortunately an offer of anything like £20 mil for Tom will not happen.
He is going backwards rapidly.
14 Posted 15/03/2020 at 19:28:16
15 Posted 15/03/2020 at 20:20:41
16 Posted 16/03/2020 at 09:14:07
17 Posted 17/03/2020 at 13:14:40
18 Posted 17/03/2020 at 19:43:08
I see above that people are worried about carrying Gabriel, Keane, Mina and Holgate. However, I think that due to the paucity at RB, that Mason will be put at RB, or even RCB in a trio, to allow Sidibe free rein to roam vertically and come inside where necessary.
Yes, I know, 'we' don't want Sidibe etc etc, but it is obvious that Carletto rates him, and we have a very little money to play with within the EPL P&S rules.
Additionally, if Schalke come in for J-J Kenny, anything close to £12m, and he'll be gone, with Seamus getting to see out his last year as cover for Mason.
The bright side is, that my 'contact' (and friends) at Fleetwood FC, are saying that Gibson could be the real deal and he's rated highly there. Unfortunately, Connolly has blown hot and cold, depending where he has been playing, but nobody really rates him. NB Remember that is Div 1 too...
For next season, going left to right, I'd see this as a setup
Gabriel LCB CB
Holgate/Keane RCB CB
So that would be £30m for Gabriel, approximately, £12m for Sidibe and hopefully £12m'ish for J-J kenny.
As an aside, it good news for Tosun that the Euros have been pushed back, and he should be able to get fit for the new dates now. I felt for the lad.
19 Posted 17/03/2020 at 21:01:01
I think a back 3 could make a lot of sense, especially given our lack of options in the middle. Im not thrilled by the prospect of Sidibe or Kenny at RB next season (both are fine but have flaws) but that position may not be a priority.
More pace and athleticism through the spine will be crucial. One silver lining to the season delaying may be more game time for Gbamin; hoping him and Gomes can prove a good combination.
20 Posted 20/03/2020 at 18:35:21
Hope this means Holgate is slotted into centre midfield. Where he looked a class act.
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