After Hull City were relegated at the end of last season, rumours began to circle that suggested they would lose star player Ahmed Elmohamady for as little as £4 million.
Everton have been one of the clubs linked with Elmohamady, along with Newcastle United, and manager Roberto Martinez would certainly launch a bid if the player would only cost £4 million.
Unfortunately for Martinez, Hull’s manager Steve Bruce has slapped a £10 million price tag on the Egypt international.
Elmohamady has had a fairly successful time playing for Hull, having made over 116 league appearances for the club over the last three seasons, cementing his place in the starting line-up.
Elmohamady is a flexible player, capable of playing Right Back, Right Wing-back and Right Winger, making him have value as both a defensive and offensive player.
At £10 million, Everton are unlikely to make any bids for the Egyptian.
Martinez has been keeping his summer spending down so far, with most rumours and reports suggesting deals topping out at £5 million.
For Martinez to make a splash and spend £10 million would be against Martinez’ currently plans, with most depth players and minor tweaks being made to the club, rather than wholesale changes.
Elmohamady would be a valuable player for Everton, but £10 million is a bit too much for the club regardless of how much international pedigree the player has.
Elmohamady has represented his native Egypt 69 times, scoring 2 goals, and could bring valuable international experience to Goodison Park.
But not at a cost of £10 million.