Serie A side tracking £50k p/w Everton player after failure to sign him last summer

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Everton signed Neal Maupay last summer from Brighton and Hove Albion for £15 million in a bid to replace the departing Richarlison and support Dominic Calvert-Lewin. In his debut season, the Frenchman has struggled to make an impact at Goodison Park.

Maupay made a total of 27 Premier League appearances but managed to score just once. The 26 year old failed to provide the threat required in the front. Sean Dyche dropped Maupay in favour of Ellis Simms and even used Demarai Gray as a central striker. Everton are now looking to reinforce the attack as they cannot solely rely on Calvert-Lewin.

The Englishman has had his own injury struggles and EFC do not want to take a risk again. Confidence on Maupay is low and there are chances of the 26 year old of leaving the club after just one year at Goodison Park.

Everton striker Neal Maupay is a target for Salernitana

A few months ago, a report emerged that Maupay could leave EFC as his agent confirmed that there are options in the Serie A and he would be open to leaving Everton and joining a Serie A side. Salernitana have been keeping an eye on the 26 year old and he has been described as one of the ‘main objectives’ of the summer previously.

Now, the links to Salernitana have resurfaced as Tutto Salernitana claims that Salernitana have been following Maupay since last summer. The Italian club were keen on the former Brighton man last summer but Everton won the race to sign him. Boualye Dia could still leave Salernitana and the Italians could seek replacements for the Senegalese.

Salernitana sporting director Morgan De Sanctis has two ‘top secret’ names on his agenda, with one of them possibly being Maupay. The report adds that the supposed targets could arrive on loan. Everton looking for two strikers does send out a strong message that Maupay will not be the preferred choice.

With Simms sold and Maupay leaving, EFC could accommodate two forwards and add competition. EFC have been targeting Iliman Ndiaye, El Bilal Toure and a few others but there has been little success in any of the pursuits. The Toffees should look to sell Maupay instead of loaning him out, even if they have to take a loss on his sale. Selling the Frenchman will generate funds and free up space for new arrivals in the team.

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