Everton are poised to maneuver for Almeria ahead El Bilal Toure this summer time after narrowly lacking out on relegation from the Premier League in the course of the 22/23 marketing campaign.
Might Everton signal El Bilal Toure?
Whereas Sean Dyche’s Toffees are believed to be in advanced negotiations for the Malian striker, Italian Serie A aspect Almeria are additionally contemplating a swoop following Manchester United’s vested curiosity in prodigious talisman Rasmus Hojlund.
That is following some recent updates from Fabrizio Romano, underlining Atalanta’s place on their “prime goal”, but in addition hinting that Blues proprietor Farhad Moshiri might but transfer; the Merseyside outfit have already blown the Nerazzurri out of the water with a €30m (£26m) bid.
The pre-eminent switch specialist since confirmed that Almeria are honing in on Lorient’s Ibrahima Kone to interchange their prized asset, claiming that Everton are “pushing to make it occur”.
How good is El Bilal Toure?
The 15-cap Mali international – with 5 objectives to his title – would hyperlink up with compatriot Abdoulaye Doucoure at Goodison Park, and will show to emulate the box-crashing midfielder – whose objective in opposition to Bournemouth on the ultimate day of the season preserved Everton’s top-flight standing.
Praised for one “towering” efficiency a number of months in the past by The Athletic’s Patrick Boyland, Doucoure has been instrumental below Dyche and scored all five of his strikes final time period below the 52-year-old’s wing, with the previous Clarets boss taking the reins in January.
Signing from Watford for £20m in 2020, the 30-year-old has demonstrated the trail wanted to succeed on the Blue aspect of Liverpool, headstrong, constructive and resilient – rating among the many prime 2% of midfielders throughout Europe’s prime 5 leagues over the previous yr for objectives, the highest 11% for touches within the attacking penalty space and the highest 20% for blocks per 90, as per FBref.
This illustrates tenacity and willingness to get caught in, complementing his teammates with a bustling method – all of the whereas channelling his innate goalscoring intuition.
The “major talent” – as he has beforehand been dubbed by Graeme Bailey – boasted a median Sofascore rating of 6.81 within the league final time period, taking a median of 1.4 pictures per sport and demonstrating his versatility by dividing his seven strikes up – 4 scored together with his proper foot, one together with his left; Bilal Toure netted twice together with his head.
He additionally bettered Everton forwards Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ellis Simms and Neal Maupay’s respective Sofascore rankings (6.74, 6.62 and 6.56) which bodes nicely for his future fortunes.
In securing such a promising starlet, Dyche would wield a ahead with real capabilities of spearheading an ascent to prominence as soon as once more, and it might be a giant season for the Toffees in the event that they handle to beat Atalanta and safe Bilal Toure’s signature.