Everton are reportedly now eyeing up a move to sign Adrien Truffert this summer.
The Lowdown: Impressive season
Truffert has come off the back of a solid season with Rennes, where he was a mainstay in the team that managed to finish in fourth place in Ligue 1, scoring an impressive three goals and making a further three assists from left-back in the process.
It means that his side will be playing in the UEFA Europa League next term, an upgrade from the Europa Conference League that they played in last term, in which he managed nine total appearances.
The Latest: Everton interest
As per L’Equipe, the Goodison Park outfit are now eyeing a potential deal for Truffert, who has recently changed agents to potentially force a move away from Rennes.
However, they will face competition from West Ham United, Leicester City, Ajax and Hoffenheim for his signature.
The Verdict: Sign
Vitaliy Mykolenko is the only recognised senior left-back in the squad at the moment, and so signing Truffert will provide some nice competition for the Ukraine international.
Dubbed a ‘quality’ player with ‘huge potential’ by his former manager Julien Stephan, the Frenchman is only 20 years of age, and the fact that he is already playing regularly in a major league and in European competition backs up Stephan’s praise.
Nonetheless, Frank Lampard will want to get business done early so he can work with his new squad as much as he can in pre-season.
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