Neal Maupay is set to leave Everton for Brentford on transfer deadline day.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who has reported that Brentford have reached a verbal agreement to sign Maupay on loan with an option to buy.
The Frenchman joined Everton for £15 million last summer and he has endured an incredibly underwhelming spell on Merseyside, netting one goal in 29 appearances in the Premier League.
Maupay made his only start of the current campaign on the opening day against Fulham and was the subject of plenty of abuse from fans, with the club having to put out a statement condemning some of the messages the striker was receiving from certain ‘supporters’.
The Toffees have been looking to sell Maupay all summer and were previously open to including him in a swap deal for Salernitana’s Boulaye Dia, however they decided against going in for the Serie A forward.
Everton will hope he can impress at Brentford to earn a decent fee next year
Maupay now looks set to end his nightmare stint at Goodison Park with a return to Brentford, where he enjoyed his best form.
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The 27-year-old spent two years with The Bees prior to his move to Brighton, scoring 37 goals across two seasons in the Championship.
Maupay was named as Brentford Supporters’ Player of the Year and Brentford Players’ Player of the Year before he arrived on the south coast in 2019.
Maupay is now said to be on his way for a medical in London as he prepares for a reunion with his former side.
Everton will be frustrated that they couldn’t make a decent fee from his exit this summer, however things looked to be getting a little desperate as he remained on the books heading into the final hours of the window.
Brentford still have the option to buy the forward at the end of the season, though it is unclear how much Everton will demand for his permanent signature.