Everton may think of a double transfer swoop of Kenny Tete and Memphis Depay from Olympique Lyon.
There are whispers in the transfer street about Everton eyeing a deal for Memphis Depay. In fact, Kenny Tete of Olympique Lyon is also an option. The Royal Blues’ interest in Tete and Depay may result in a Lyon double transfer swoop.
Carlo Ancelotti wants to enormously improve the squad this summer. Players like Memphis Depay can aid the upgradation. The name of Toffees has surfaced again and again when talking about the future of the Dutchman. A few days ago TodoFichajes reported that the Lyon talisman is eyeing a Premier League return.
Memphis Depay will enter the last year of the contract and so far has rejected every advance from the Lyon board over the talks of a new deal. The 26 year old will wait for Lyon’s Champions League campaign to wrap up before addressing the elephant in the room. He starred in the Round of 16 against Juventus as the Ligue 1 club knocked out the champions of Italy to proceed to the quarter finals.
Le10 Sport also mentions Everton as real suitors for the Dutch Lion should he decide to leave Groupama Stadium this summer. Lyon are expected to ask £35 million for their lynchpin should Depay reject a new deal and look for a future elsewhere. A prolific striker who can amalgamate into a number of positions will certainly excite Ancdelotti and Evertonians.
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The right back remains a position to be upgraded in the Everton ranks. Even though Seamus Coleman does a decent job at the right back, a player is required who can provide competition. Diogo Dalot of Manchester United is a strong possibility but the names of Kenny Tete have also been discussed in the Everton offices.
To boost the Toffees’ chances, Olympique Lyon are open to offloading the likes of Bertrand Traore and Kenny Tete, as per journalist Robin Bairner. Les Gones are open to letting the 24 year old leave on loan. Marcel Brands may try to sign the right back on loan.
A double transfer swoop can be on the cards. A permanent transfer for Memphis Depay and a loan move for Kenny Tete. The loan move will not hurt the club finances and the Merseysiders will have enough money to spend on other deals.
As for Tete and Depay, both are Lyon teammates and even share the same nationality. Both the footballers can help each other settle at a new club, easing their transition from France to England. Both options are solid, positively impacting the club quality.
Should the Royal Blues make a swoop for Kenny Tete and Memphis Depay?