Serie A club make £15m Everton flop as one of their “main objectives” for summer

Everton striker Neal Maupay (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Everton striker Neal Maupay (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Everton are set to offload a number of players this summer in a bid to rejuvenate the squad and bring in fresh faces that uplift the squad quality. Everton striker Neal Maupay hasn’t fired since his move last summer and could leave Goodison Park in the transfer window.

The Toffees have now been involved in two consecutive relegation battles and they need to end this vicious cycle. One step to do so is upgrade the squad and offload underwhelming performers. Of course, it’s easier said than done but EFC have already started taking some steps.

Yerry Mina has walked out as a free agent as his deal expires in the summer. Andros Townsend and Tom Davies are also expected to leave as their deals also run out. In terms of sales, it remains to be seen if Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey stay at the club. Everton’s strike department could also see some changes as the Merseysiders look for a new striker in the window.

Everton striker Neal Maupay is wanted by Salernitana

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury issues mean that EFC cannot solely rely on the Englishman for goals. Maupay was signed last summer from Brighton for £15 million but he has endured an appalling debut season at Goodison Park, netting just one goal in 27 Premier League games. The Frenchman has considered an exit in the summer with an earlier report claiming that Maupay could leave and has options in the Serie A.

Serie A side Salernitana wanted to sign the 26 year old last summer but lost the transfer battle to the Toffees. Salernitana’s interest hasn’t withered as they have kept a track of Maupay’s situation. Boulaye Dia was on loan at Salernitana and during his loan spell, the Senegalese impressed with 16 goals in 33 Serie A games.

The Italians can make his move permanent for €12 million and a decision will be made soon. Yet, Salernitana’s Sporting director wants to go striker shopping. According to Tuttomercatoweb, one of the main objectives for Salernitana in the summer is Maupay.

A new forward will also walk through the doors of Goodison Park, which could see Maupay fall down the pecking order. In such case, selling him and recouping most of £15 million will be the best strategy. The Frenchman hasn’t settled in Merseyside and has a poor goalscoring record. Everton selling Maupay would indeed be a win-win situation for all parties involved.

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