Everton fans have been reacting to the club’s reported interest in Toulouse captain Ibrahim Sangare.
SportMania claimed on Monday that the Toffees are keen on the 6ft 3in midfield enforcer, who has been standing out for the bottom club in Ligue 1.
Sangare has been ever-present for the struggling side, making 25 appearances in all competitions so far.
The 22-year-old, who has five caps for the Ivory Coast, has been with the club since 2016.
Ominously, Sangare’s contract with Toulouse expires in the summer of 2021 and given the club are 14 points adrift of safety, it is highly likely he will be moving on in the summer.
Everton aren’t the only team keen on Sangare, with Brighton having supposedly already lodged a £17 million bid.
It is thought Carlo Ancelotti is a big admirer of Sangare, who could provide the Toffees with the kind of steel and tenacity that has been lacking since the departure of Idrissa Gueye last summer.
Averaging 3.3 tackles per 90 in Ligue 1 so far this season and having picked up seven bookings (WhoScored), Sangare is certainly a combative figure.
Everton fans react
The links to Sangare went down fairly well with some Everton fans on social media:
Get it done. Him and Gabriel and we are talking .
— Graeme McVeigh (@GraemeMcV) February 24, 2020
Don’t you dare tease me
— LC (@LukeC692) February 24, 2020
Him and Gabriel would be 2 very solid signings
— dom (@domscan) February 24, 2020
One Year left on his contract. Good deal there if conducted well.
— KO (@Kosborne2462) February 24, 2020
Get this lad in asap
— rachin (@efcrachinho) February 24, 2020
— M (@markftbl) February 24, 2020
Sangare & Gabriel – go get it done @Everton that would be 2 quality additions
— Mike (@starch35) February 24, 2020