Kamaldeen Sulemana is the latest player to be a rumoured target of Everton as the wait for new players goes on and on with no clear indication of when the Blues’ might actually make a signing.
The bewildering list of players Everton are supposedly looking at grows daily and Sulemana is another new name to add to it.
He joins players such as Anthony Elanga, Duvan Zapata, Dango Ouattara, Danny Ings and now Michail Antonio to name just a few of them.
I don’t think there is a club anywhere in the Premier League that gets linked to so many names from all over the continent and beyond without anything concrete coming from it.
20-year-old Ghana forward Sulemana is currently at French club Rennes but he hasn’t featured too often recently in their first team and is hardly a prolific goal-scorer.
Sulemana is another young relatively untried talent who almost casually gets tied to a possible move to Merseyside as the apparent search for attacking reinforcements goes on and on.
I have given up speculating about whether any of these named players will be signed by Everton in the end after constant stories in the media.
Meanwhile, the chronic lack of clarity about the direction of this club goes on following the disasterous defeat at home to Southampton on Saturday.
There is continuing speculation about Frank Lampard’s future and whether or perhaps more realistically, when he will be sacked.
Given that he has only won a solitary game in the last thirteen, he is very fortunate to still be in a job. Will the club pull the trigger if the Blues’ lose at West Ham this weekend or stick with him come what may?
Meanwhile, the board of directors made a statement claiming they couldn’t attend last Saturday because of alledged safety issues, just before the game kicked off, which hardly helped the atmosphere before such a crucial match.
Now, as a result of this contentous statement, there is a sense that the relationship between the club and many, if not most sections of the supporters, seems almost completely broken.
It’s a recipe for disaster and as I’ve said many times before there seems to be an inevitablity now about Everton’s decline and collapse. Why would any young, talented and ambitious forward want to join a club in this mess?