Everton Would Need to Pay £10 million for Elmohamady

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.