Everton are in the race to sign 23-year-old Sheffield United attacker Iliman Ndiaye this summer, though face competition for his signature.
The ‘unplayable’ attacking midfielder has been linked with a move away from Bramhall Lane this summer, and Goodison Park could be a potential destination for the Senegal international.
That is according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, who confirmed on his Twitter account that Everton are one of ‘several’ Premier League clubs looking at Ndiaye, along with French side Olympique Marseille.
Romano tweeted: “Crucial days ahead for Iliman Ndiaye’s future. Olympique Marseille want to sign him but…at their conditions.
There are also several Premier League clubs in the race including Everton, keen on signing him since April.”
Ndiaye would be great addition for Sean Dyche’s Everton XI
The 23-year-old had a stellar season for the Blades in the Championship last year, scoring 14 goals and providing 11 assists in 46 appearances.
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Everton need to add goals and creativity to the team this summer with both in short supply last season as the Blues managed just 34 strikes in the Premier League.
Indeed, no player in an Everton shirt reached double figures for goals last term with Dwight McNeil’s seven strikes enough to earn him the top goalscorer spot.
Everton will be desperate to avoid another brush with relegation after two on the bounce and goals, or lack thereof, is an issue that Sean Dyche has to rectify this window.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is undoubtedly quality in front of goal, but cannot be relied upon to remain fit for a full campaign, while Neal Maupay and Ellis Simms both looked out of their depth up front for the Toffees.
While the fee for Ndiaye remains unclear, he could be a valuable asset for Everton next season if Sean Dyche manages to land his signature.