Paul Joyce: Everton ‘set to signal’ defender from French membership, participant turned down new contract
In accordance with Paul Joyce of The Instances, Everton are set to signal Niels Nkounkou from French outfit Olympique Marseille.
The 19-year-old left-back has turned down a brand new contract on the French membership, and he’s all set to affix the Merseyside outfit.
Everton need to bolster their left-back areas this summer season, and it appears they’ve discovered an thrilling younger expertise.
Nkounkou is primarily a left-back however may also play in midfield. An important factor is he’ll arrive on a free switch. He had spent two years at Marseille.
The report claims that the teenager is anticipated to coach with Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect. Nevertheless, he’s primarily seen as a participant for the longer term. Due to this fact, he’ll function first for David Unsworth’s Below-23s squad.
Nkounkou has represented France Below-19s on two events. He may have a task mannequin in France worldwide Lucas Digne at Everton who’s at the moment Everton’s first-choice left-back.
Everton have additionally provided a brand new one-year deal to veteran Leighton Baines, 35, though it’s nonetheless unknown whether or not he’ll commit his future on the membership.
The Toffees are additionally closely linked with a transfer for Lille defender Gabriel, and it stays to be seen whether or not Ancelotti pull off a deal for him.