Supporters of Everton have aired their delight over the latest on the transfer rumour linking LOSC Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes with the Toffees.
According to the Independent, talks between representatives from both clubs are taking place and the Ligue 1 outfit would be willing to accept £25-£30 million for the central defender (via The Gwladys Street), which had supporters delighted.
Everton are in talks to sign centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille. Talks between representatives and the club taking place this week. Lille will allow him to leave this summer if they receive an offer in the region of £25-£30m. (Source: The Independent)#EFC pic.twitter.com/jN1lyai6CL
— The Gwladys Street (@TheGwladysSt) March 5, 2020
Good Signing if and when it happens
— El Pivote (@elpivoteftbl) March 5, 2020
Yes please. Young, reasonable wages and not a lot of money considering today’s market. Koulibaly would have more quality but would cost a heck of a lot more in both aspects Transfer fee and salary. Gabriel would improve under The Don and could prove a shrewd investment.
— Jeffrey hitchmough (@Jeffreyhitchmo1) March 5, 2020
Be a great signing this
— Adam Jones (@Adam_EFC_1998) March 5, 2020
Would you be pleased to see Gabriel Magalhaes sign for the Toffees for £30 million?
Yes, that would be a great price
No, that would be far too much
As stated in the Independent’s report, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also been previously known to have an interest in the 22-year-old Brazilian.
Over the duration of the season so far, Magalhaes has been his French side’s fourth-best performer in the league, with a solid 6.93/10 average rating (per WhoScored), leaving the Goodison Park faithful keen.
That is a steal.
— Clay L-C (@CLCburner) March 6, 2020
So long to your job Keane
— Garrison S. Ball (@GarrisonBall423) March 5, 2020
This can’t be true. We start our transfer business in about 4/5 months time. Very un-Everton this ?
— TomoEFC1878 (@Efc1878Tomo) March 6, 2020
What do we think?
Having had the second-most clearances on average in the league in Lille’s squad so far this season, with 3.3 and the joint-first most blocks made per game with 0.8 (per WhoScored), the Brazilian appears to be a resolute defender.
However, Michael Keane has produced more clearances per game than the 22-year-old with 4.0 on average, although fewer blocks, with 0.5 per game (per WhoScored).