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Everton: Blues ‘closely following’ Aster Vranckx, but big fee required

Everton: Blues ‘closely following’ Aster Vranckx, but big fee required -Everton Transfer Rumours

Some big Everton transfer news has emerged before Boreham Wood, as the Blues will ‘have to pay heavily’ to sign Aster Vranckx from Wolfsburg, according to Voetbal Primeur (via Sport Witness).

The lowdown

A report from Calciomercato last month revealed that Frank Lampard and Everton had ‘set their sights’ on teenager Vranckx, who can also count AC Milan among his admirers.

The 19-year-old only joined Wolfsburg from Belgian outfit KV Mechelen last summer for a fee of £7.2million.

Predominantly a central midfielder (he’s played that position nine times this season), Vranckx is also capable of occupying a deeper role in front of the defence (five times).

The latest

The report (via SW) states that Vranckx has ‘already attracted a lot of attention’ from potential suitors, with Everton ‘closely following’ his progress.

He could secure ‘a nice transfer’ off the back of his performances this season.

But Wolfsburg know they a valuable asset on their hands and interested clubs, like the Toffees, can expect to be met with some pretty hefty demands.

The verdict

So, how much could Vranckx cost The Toffees?

Well, Transfermarkt rate him as a £9million player, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if Wolfsburg are asking for more than that.

After all, that would only represent a very small profit on the fee they paid 12 months ago, and this is a player with a great deal of potential.

He managed to establish himself in the first team fairly quickly at The Volkswagen Arena, making his first league start against Freiburg in October and keeping his place for 10 of the 15 matches since.

Football talent scout Jacek Kulig says he’s part of a ‘very exciting’ crop of emerging Belgian midfielders, while European football expert Alex Barker said Wolfsburg were recruiting so many promising talents, like Vranckx, that it was as if they were playing ‘FIFA career mode’.

In other news, Patrick Boyland reveals a serious concern at Goodison Park.

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