Everton’s hunt for strength in midfield has been an area the club have focused on in recent weeks, with the signing of talented youngster Amadou Onana, along with the rumours of a return to Goodison Park for Idrissa Gueye. It seems like Frank Lampard is set on providing the club with a foundation they have been lacking since the Senegalese defensive midfielder last played in Merseyside.
22-year-old Mohamed Camara is the latest name to be linked with a move to the Toffees, with the Daily Mail reporting that the club have switched their attention over to the RB Salzburg midfielder after struggling to reach an agreement with PSG for Gueye.
Here are three things Everton fans need to know about Mohamed Camara:
One characteristic that has always filled Evertonians with optimism is hard work. Nil Satis Nisi Optimum is a phrase that revolves around giving everything for the club and Camara is a player that would fit the role perfectly.
He has been likened to N’golo Kante due to his diminutive stature, tackling ability, and ability to press like a man with iron lungs. Camara’s 19 pressures per game aren’t the most impressive numbers, but because he plays for a ball-dominant side who have dominated the Austrian Bundesliga for years now, it’s understandable why his numbers aren’t as high as they could be.
The interesting statistics when it comes to Camara’s pressing are his rate of success when pressing. The Malian midfielder completes 7.53 successful pressures per game at a percentage of 39.4%, the former puts him in the top 10% of all midfielders in Europe, with the percentage being in the top 1% of midfielders, 9% above the average of 30.3%.