Exclusive: Ex-Everton ace urges club to swoop for £34.2m-rated Diaby

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Michael Ball hopes Everton can seal a deal to sign Moussa this summer, as he offers the prospect of adding some real productivity to the Toffees’ forward line.

The Bayer Leverkusen star has been linked with a possible move to Goodison Park.

Foot Mercato via Get Football News France has reported that the Toffees have made contact with Leverkusen over a deal for the 21-year-old in the summer transfer window.

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Primarily a left winger who can also play on the right, has scored four Bundesliga goals this season and also laid on 12 assists.

No fee is mentioned in the report but he is valued at £34.2m by Transfermarkt, suggesting that it would take a serious bid from Everton for the German to consider a sale.

has genuine pace to burn and also has plenty of trickery to offer, and Ball believes that bringing in a player of his quality would genuinely improve Everton.

Richarlison has only laid on three assists in the league this season and Ball has told This Is Futbol that the France U21 would be an upgrade on the Brazilian.

He said: is all pace, it’s a great outlet. Everton usually like playing on the front foot, especially at home, and they haven’t had those types of players at the this season to play in that style.

“And I think his assists this season have been very high. If we look at who Everton have got at the moment, I think Richarlison has only had three or four assists this season which is not good if you want to be touching or top six. I think ’s got 10 or 12 assists this season, played a lot of games.

“So for the recruitment style, he’s going to cost money but they’ll have a lot of data.”

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