Everton: Journalist tips Toffees to be in for Maupay

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Journalist Alex Crook has claimed that Everton are both in the mix to sign Neal Maupay before the transfer window ends.

The Toffees are currently in a crisis on the attacking front after losing Richarlison for £60m, while they are set to be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the foreseeable after he picked up an injury in pre-season, which has meant Anthony Gordon has had to lead the line in the opening fixtures of the campaign.

Everton are the latest side to be interested in signing Maupay this summer, but they face competition from other Premier League sides such as Nottingham Forest and Fulham, who are also interested in the French forward.

With Frank Lampard’s side reportedly interested in Maupay this summer, Crook spoke to GiveMeSport and reiterated their interest – but also said the proceedings are still at the early stages, with no bids being made yet.

He said: “I got a message on Tuesday morning saying that Everton and Fulham are both ‘in the mix’.

“I don’t know if they’ve gone as far as making bids.”

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TIF Thoughts on Crook’s comments…

Maupay was the joint-top scorer for Brighton & Hove Albion last season in the Premier League with eight goals, and he could be a good short-term fix to go straight into the Everton side and provide backup for Calvert-Lewin when he returns from injury.

The French forward, who Patrick Vieira described as ‘really interesting’, has not featured so far in the opening two fixtures in the Premier League this season, amid talk of him potentially parting ways with the club, so it will be interesting to see where he ends up come the end of the transfer window.

However, Maupay might not be keen to join the Toffees if he is just going to have to play second fiddle to Calvert-Lewin when he returns, but with Everton surely desperate to get a forward in, perhaps he will get plenty of opportunities to persuade Lampard he can be trusted as a starter if he makes the switch to Merseyside.

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