Everton have missed out on the signing of Paris Saint-Germain’s Ayman Kari.

Lorient have confirmed that the midfielder will join the club on loan next season, having enjoyed a successful six months at the Stade du Moustoir last time out.

Weeks after signing his first professional contract with PSG in January, Kari joined Lorient and made only five appearances in Ligue 1.

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However, Kari’s brief stint at the club was enough to attract interest from Premier League clubs, with RMC Sport journalist Fabrice Hawkins claiming that Everton and Leicester City had enquired about the midfielder’s availability earlier this summer.

The teenager has instead chosen to stay at Lorient for another season, with an option to make the move permanent for £4.2 million next summer inserted into the contract.

Kari was highly rated at PSG and is could be a big star in the future, so it isn’t surprising that Fabrizio Romano has reported that the French giants have included a priority clause to bring the youngster back to the club in the future.

Everton’s pursuit of Ayman Kari is promising

While Everton failed in their pursuit to land Ayman Kari, their eagerness to bolster their youth is promising.

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The midfielder was likely to link up with the Toffees U-21 side if he had agreed to the move and it could have been a positive move given the lack of young quality on Merseyside at the moment.

Bar Anthony Gordon, Everton have struggled to produce exceptional talents from their academy recently and don’t have too many young stars in their first team either.

Alongside their interest in Genk’s Christopher Bonsu Baah, the recruitment team are clearly looking to the future as well as next season.

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