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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 make offer for Alexis Claude-Maurice - is he worth signing?

Arsenal make offer for Alexis Claude-Maurice - is he worth signing? Arsenal have had a €10m offer for FC Lorient forward Alexis Claude-Maurice rejected by the French club, according to reports in France but is he worth bidding a higher amount on? Soccerlink report that the Gunners intend to make a higher offer for the 20-year-old in the coming days, but one must ask if that is a wise decision? Unai Emery is set to be handed a relatively small transfer budget again this summer after his side failed to qualify for the Champions League, and whilst in modern terms offers around €10m are hardly ground-breaking, the Gunners badly need to strengthen in other areas and they might be better served to spend their budget elsewhere.

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?.
Everton are reportedly tracking Burnley winger Dwight McNeil – but would the teenager be open to a move to Merseyside? According to the Burnley Express, cited by the Metro, the Toffees, along with Premier League giants Manchester City and Arsenal, are all tracking the teenager ahead of a potential summer move. The wide man broke through into the first team at Turf Moor last season, making 26 appearances in all competitions undr Sean Dyche. McNeil scored three times in his first full season with the Clarets, impressing many with his direct approach and ability to beat a man.

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