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SportEverton keen on Claude-Maurice - would he be a good signing?

10:51  12 june  2019
10:51  12 june  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Arsenal agree personal terms with Norwich target Claude-Maurice

Arsenal agree personal terms with Norwich target Claude-Maurice Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Norwich City transfer target Alexis Claude-Maurice. According to The Mirror, Arsenal have held talks with the forward and ironed out a potential contract, but are yet to have a bid accepted by Lorient. The report claims that Arsenal are set to make a third bid for Claude-Maurice, after seeing the first two turned down by the French outfit. Lorient are said to be looking for a fee in the region of £18m for Claude-Maurice, who is said to be keen on a move to The Emirates. Claude-Maurice has been linked with a move to Norwich, as Daniel Farke looks to bolster his squad going into the Premier League next season.

Claude - Maurice is known to be able to operate in a variety of positions, ranging from attacking midfielder to left winger, something that will definitely come in handy for Arsenal should they end up signing him this summer. The midfielder has a fantastic season for Lorient this year, scoring 14 and

Claude - Maurice looks a promising talent who has shone at current club Lorient and also seems to be attracting interest in Ligue 1 as Monaco and Lyon are also credited with an interest in him by Soccer Link. However, Soccer Link also suggest Claude - Maurice himself would rather join Arsenal if possible

Everton keen on Claude-Maurice - would he be a good signing? © Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Sport Everton FC v Burnley FC - Premier League

Everton making a move for Lorient winger Alexis Claude-Maurice makes complete sense.

The Blues have been linked with getting a deal over the line for the 21-year-old, according to Football.London.

They are not the only club interested, however, with Arsenal showing a keenness, as well as West Ham.

Claude-Maurice made 36 appearances for Lorient last season, impressing in Ligue 2 – France’s second tier.

He scored 14 goals and registered four assists in that time, impressing potential suitors in the process.

Everton should pursue a move for Claude-Maurice, with a lack of wingers on show at Goodison Park currently.

The young Frenchman would help add another attacking dimension to the Blues’ play.

There is a feeling that Marco Silva’s side are too one-paced in the final third, with talented players in the squad but not enough speedy individuals.

Claude-Maurice would bring exactly that, adding improved squad depth that will be required in 2019/20.

If Arsenal’s interest grows more serious, Everton may find it hard to match the Gunners.

It is a transfer they should continue to actively pursue, though, as they look to mount a top-six finish next season.

Everton monitoring McNeil - but would the teenager be keen on a Merseyside move?.
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