Rumoured Everton transfer target Neal Maupay is now wanted by Nottingham Forest, with the two clubs potentially scrapping for his signature.
The Lowdown: Everton keen on Maupay
The Blues lost 2-1 at Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon, with a lack of ruthlessness in the final third ultimately proving key as they searched for an equaliser.
A new striker is needed at Goodison Park this summer, following Richarlison’s exit, and one player Everton have been linked with signing is Brighton attacker Maupay.
It looks as though the Blues have competition for his signature after a new update, though.
The Latest: Forest emerges at suitors
According to journalist Alex Crook on Twitter, Forest are ready to battle Everton for Maupay’s service, with Steve Cooper keen on attacking reinforcements:
“#BHAFC striker Neal Maupay looks to have played his last game for the club. #NFFC favourites to sign him as per @mcgrathmike but #EFC have also shown some interest. Understand he has been pressing for a move after falling down the pecking order.”
The Verdict: Snap him up, Blues
It is imperative that Everton bring in a new attacker between now and deadline day – preferably someone with a proven track record in the Premier League.
Should Everton move for Emmanuel Dennis?
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Forest are ‘set to sign’ Maupay since Crook’s update, but there is still time for Everton to potentially hijack the move.
Whether or not the Frenchman could be swayed by Forest’s interest remains to be seen, but he would be an ideal figure to bring end product and tenacity to Goodison Park.
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