Everton fans have received some exciting news, as reports suggest that the club has made an approach to El Bilal Toure’s entourage over a possible move to Goodison Park. The UD Almeria striker is only 21 years old, but he has already emerged as a standout star during his debut season in La Liga. He has scored six goals and provided two assists in just 20 appearances, earning two man-of-the-match awards in the process. With Everton in need of senior reinforcements up front, the young Mali international could be the perfect target man to lead their attack.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, and Neal Maupay is also on the radar of Salernitana, leaving Ellis Simms as the only option for Sean Dyche. Toure’s current deal with Almeria runs until 2027, with a release clause of €40m (£35m), but the Toffees are reportedly “on the hunt” for him at the end of the season. The Merseyside club has already contacted the attacker’s camp in recent days to find out what a deal would look like.
Standing at 6 feet tall, Toure is an ideal target man and has a physical presence, winning an average of 2.2 aerial duels per game. He also has the ability to play with both feet, making him an exciting prospect for the future of the club. While he is still young and relatively inexperienced, the potential he has shown already makes him an exciting proposition for Everton. Journalist Graeme Bailey has already dubbed him a “major talent.”
If Everton can secure the services of the up-and-coming striker, it would be an enormous coup for the club. They will undoubtedly face stiff competition for his signature, with Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers also said to be interested in him. Nevertheless, Everton’s strong interest in Toure suggests that they are prepared to splash the cash to bring him to Goodison Park. If the deal comes to fruition, it would be a sign of ambition from the Toffees as they seek to compete with the top clubs in the Premier League.