Besiktas have revealed their asking price for Everton target Romain Saiss.
According to Fotomac, the Turkish club have placed a £3.4 million price tag on Saiss’ head as Everton and Nottingham Forest look to snap him up.
The defender spent six years with Wolverhampton Wanderers and made 31 league appearances in his final season at the club before joining Besiktas on a free transfer last summer.
Foot Mercato recently reported that Saiss is eager to leave Besiktas after only a year as he is ‘tired of the instability’ of the club, putting Everton and Nottingham Forest on high alert.
With Yerry Mina set to leave Goodison Park upon his contract expiry, the Toffees now see Saiss as his potential replacement and are eager to bring him back to the top flight.
However, Fotomac have claimed that it is Forest that have made the first move and have seen their opening bid of £2.1m turned down by the Turkish giants.
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Should Everton sign Romain Saiss?
Saiss has plenty of experience in the Premier League and was part of a solid backline for Wolves for many years.
However, if Everton were to cough up £3.4m for the Morocco international then it would beg the question as to why they didn’t bring Conor Coady in on a permanent deal.
The Toffees had the option to pay £4.5m to make Coady’s stay on Merseyside permanent but the club confirmed he would return to Wolves earlier this month.
The centre-back proved to be a useful squad player for Sean Dyche’s side and is also three years Saiss’ junior. However, the club weren’t willing to pay the extra £1.1m for his signature.
Saiss could certainly be a useful addition to Everton’s struggling defence, although it isn’t particularly any more inspiring than Coady’s arrival would have been.