Everton are reportedly in talks to sign Ibane Bowat from Fulham, but face competition from other clubs in the Premier League, according to TEAMtalk.
As per the news outlet, sources have revealed that the Goodison Park faithful as well as Arsenal, Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United are all in talks with the 18-year-old.
Should Everton sign Bowat?
Negotiations have been ongoing for the past few weeks with Bowat’s current contract at the Cottagers expiring in June.
FC Koln are also said to be interested in signing him, although an intermediary close to the deal could not agree terms with the Bundesliga side.
Bowat one for the future
Bowat is certainly one for the future, and given the high level of competition that the Merseyside club face for his signature, Carlo Ancelotti’s team should look to secure a deal as soon as possible.
The centre-back is already vastly experienced at youth level, with no fewer than 25 games played in total over all competitions across the last two consecutive terms for Fulham’s U18s.
As TEAMtalk points out, he can also play as a left-back, and that sort of versatility could serve him well under Ancelotti.
Bowat has a six-foot-two frame, and so should have no problems in adapting to the physicality of the top flight even at his age, as the Toffees could well benefit from his continuing development.
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