One of last summer’s targets for Everton Mohamed Kudus, is still apparently on the club’s radar as other Premier League sides show interest in the midfield starlet.
These online reports claim the Toffees haven’t given up hope of signing a player who they were very close to getting in last summer’s window.
Everton had targetted the Ajax player last year and were supposedly almost over the line with a deal before things fell apart.
Kudus had been a rising young talent, still relatively unknown, when he was quoted as saying he had almost signed on the dotted line at the time when Frank Lampard was manager, before it all fell apart with Ajax not wanting to sell.
Since then the Ghana international has enjoyed a breakout season at club level and then an excellent World Cup tournament last November and December for his country.
All that was of course inevitable this being the Blues, and so his profile and price have increased considerably making it much harder for Everton to secure his services.
Now other much more attractive prospects are showing a serious interest in the midfielder, including Premier League rivals Brighton.
The Ghana international star would be ideal for the Toffees and his ability to operate wide or centrally make him a versatile and dangerous forward.
It seems clear that Everton have missed the boat again with Kudus and are going to be way at the back of the queue if they are serious about making another attempt to sign the player.
Looking at other wide attacking options being quoted as potential targets and Leeds United’s winger Wilfried Gnonto’s price has now apparently beeen revealed.
He will cost around £12 million for any club wanting to prise him away from Elland Road this summer.
While Gnonto isn’t exactly on a par with Kudus in terms of production, he looks a much more realistic option for Everton.