According to Ivorian publication SportMania, Everton and Brighton are set to battle it out for Ligue 1 midfielder Ibrahim Sangare’s signature – with the latter already making a £17 million bid while Carlo Ancelotti hopes to wait until the summer.
Sangare, who has made 83 appearances while scoring two goals and assisting five others from midfield (Transfermarkt), has been a key player for the French strugglers this campaign – so much so that the Premier League duo are willing to lock horns over his signature.
The Ivorian, who has five caps for his country at just 22 years of age, has been likened to Yaya Toure by supporters and the media alike – with one fan in particular stating that is the reason why Everton should battle for his signing. During Toure’s best season for Manchester City, Sangare’s compatriot scored 20 goals and assisted nine others from midfield while averaging a 90% pass accuracy (WhoScored.com) – indicating that the Toffees target probably still has some way to go by comparison.
Regardless, many supporters are keen to land the ‘pure quality’ youngster – here’s what they had to say on Twitter.
Listen this kid is pure quality very like yaya toure if we pull this off we’ve got an unbelievable talent on our hands and still only 21,
— TheBlues (@gflan02) February 24, 2020
Sangare & Gabriel – go get it done @Everton that would be 2 quality additions
— Mike (@starch35) February 24, 2020
Get it done. Him and Gabriel and we are talking .
— Graeme McVeigh (@GraemeMcV) February 24, 2020
Don’t you dare tease me
— LC (@LukeC692) February 24, 2020
Him and Gabriel would be 2 very solid signings
— dom (@domscan) February 24, 2020
Get this lad in asap
— rachin (@efcrachinho) February 24, 2020
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