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Everton: Iddrisu Baba eyed

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Everton want to sign Iddrisu Baba from RCD Mallorca in January, according to Spanish outlet

The lowdown

25-year-old defensive midfielder Baba has featured in all 12 of Mallorca’s La Liga fixtures so far this season, starting 10.

Baba has been even compared to his compatriot Thomas Partey, who joined Arsenal in 2020, by Sports World Ghana.

He has three years to run on his contract and is valued at just £2.25million by Transfermarkt.

The latest

Benitez has asked Everton to bring in Baba, say reports in Spain, and the club are aware that his performances will soon catch the eye of ‘several’ other teams, so they want to tie up a deal at the first opportunity.

It will apparently take a ‘significant amount’ of money to convince Mallorca to part with him.

The player, for his part, considers the Premier League a ‘very attractive’ proposition, so he’d be open the move.

The verdict – Possible Gbamin replacement

Former Mallorca manager Vicente Moreno has hailed the ‘reliable‘ Babu for the industry and defensive protection he provides.

The stats attest to this: he’s averaging 2.8 tackles, 1.4 clearances and 1.1 interceptions per 90 minutes so far this season (via WhoScored).

For Everton he could represent a cheap replacement for Jean-Phillipe Gbamin, who’s yet to show he can be a dependable option.

The injury-riddled midfielder made his first league start under Benitez on Monday against Wolves, only to be taken off at half-time.

In other news, Everton are also keen on this Ligue 1 star

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