If Alex Iwobi leaves Everton today, the Merseyside club may seek to sign Kamaldeen Sulemana.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, speaking to GiveMeSport, Kamaldeen Sulemana is “an option” that Everton will consider should Alex Iwobi depart from Goodison Park on transfer deadline day.
However, the Italian reported also pointed out that Championship attacker Sulemana is “not a priority, I think. He’s still a player they have on their list, but he’s not a priority target in that position. Let’s see what happens with Iwobi leaving the club and then it will be more clear what they want to do in that position.” Nor, apparently, is Sulemana the only potential replacement the Toffees have lined up for Iwobi.
Fulham, as reported by The Daily Mail, are keen to sign Iwobi for £20 million. The 27-year-old has been a solid but unspectacular servant for Everton, and Sean Dyche may be tempted to cash in on the former Arsenal man now if his exit could bankroll another late addition to his squad.
Sulemana a risk for Everton
Sulemana would be a risky signing. He is undoubtedly talented, but the 21-year-old could do little last season to prevent Southampton being relegated from the Premier League following his £22 million January arrival at the south coast club. The Ghanaian winger only managed two Premier League goals for the Saints in 18 outings.
Everton were linked with Sulemana earlier this summer. Dyche may well be convinced that he could coax the best out of the 18-cap Ghana international. However, Everton seem to have made Wilfried Gnonto their priority and there is still a chance that they can get a deal for the Leeds United man done, as per Fraser Fletcher.
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Whilst still a raw, unproven youngster, Gnonto would represent a more exciting signing that Sulemana. However, for all this talk, any movement is likely to hinge on Fulham getting a deal for Iwobi over the line.
A transfer domino effect could kick in at Goodison Park today as long as the first piece falls in time for the deals to be done.