Everton transfer news: Toffees eyeing 'electric' £13.5m World Cup forward
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Everton transfer news: Toffees eyeing 'electric' £13.5m World Cup forward

Everton are one of several Premier League clubs reportedly eyeing United States international Tim Weah.

This is according to leading French outlet L’Equipe, via Get French Football News.

The Toffees are currently looking for attacking reinforcements to bolster their ranks in their battle against relegation.

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Everton are 18th in the standings, having failed to win their last six in the Premier League.

In addition, Frank Lampard’s Blues have also scored the fourth-least number of goals in the top-flight this season.

Over the past few weeks, Everton have been linked with a number of forwards.

And Weah, who currently plies his trade for Lille, is apparently on the Goodison Park outfit’s radar.

As well as Everton, the likes of Brighton, Fulham and Sevilla are also in pursuit of the 22-year-old.

Weah reportedly has a €15million (£13.5million) price tag.

Everton target Weah – factfile

Weah is a talented young forward with plenty of experience at the top level.

He joined Paris Saint-Germain from the New York’s NYRB Academy in 2014, and progressed through their ranks.

Weah made six appearances for PSG, and also took in a loan spell at Celtic in 2019.

Later on that year, he made the move to Lille for just under £9million.

He has made 85 competitive appearances for his current club, but has struggled for regular starts this term.

Weah suffered a foot injury early in the season that left him unable to play until October.

Since then, he has started in only three of his last nine appearances, and has three league starts all season.

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Weah would be a good shout for Everton.

He has what it takes at the highest level, playing in Ligue 1 and the World Cup.

As per the Ligue 1 website, Weah ‘has an electric turn of pace married to a natural ease on the ball.’

United States teammate and Leeds United ace Tyler Adams has also praised the reported Everton target.

“You could throw him in to a big game and a big scenario and he’ll always try and come out on top,” the L1 website quoted him as saying.

“On the pitch he loves to express himself and there’s a reason, when he made that move to PSG, everyone was confident that he would do well.

“He loves to attack and loves to go at you.”

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