Ex-Everton player Kevin Campbell has now said that forward Neal Maupay was the wrong type of player for the club to sign.

Indeed, Maupay joined the Blues last summer in a £15m deal with Brighton & Hove Albion but struggled for form throughout the season.

Neal Maupay managed just one Premier League goal, and Campbell has stated that the Frenchman wasn’t the right ‘fit’ for the club, insisting that he was perhaps too small to play upfront for Everton.

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Speaking via the Everton Real Talk Podcast on his YouTube channel, Campbell stated that Maupay is a ‘decent player’ but suggested that he is not the type of forward the Toffees need.

Campbell opined: “I just think the fit wasn’t right. He (Maupay) is a decent player but the fit for Everton isn’t right. Is he a natural? Is he the type of striker Everton need? I think Everton need someone with a bit of size.”

Everton need a striker who suits the style Sean Dyche plays, and Neal Maupay does not fit

Indeed, the 26-year-old striker often looked out of his depth at Goodison Park last season and a clear lack of confidence ensured he squandered what chances were created for him.

The Frenchman worked hard, but lacked the quality required to contribute to a struggling side and was often deployed as a lone striker, a role not best suited to him.

The former Brentford player has continuously been linked with a Goodison Park exit after just one year this summer with Serie A side Salernitana reportedly interested.

Everton have an interest in Salernitana striker Boulaye Dia, so a part exchange deal could be a possibility in a move that would seem to benefit all parties.

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Maupay has scored two goals for Everton during pre-season in friendlies against Swiss side Nyon, and during a behind closed doors fixture against Italian outfit Monza.

However, Campbell is perhaps right that the French forward is not the right ‘fit’ for the Toffees.

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