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Marseille ace could be a solid upgrade on inconsistent Everton man

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Marseille ace could be a solid upgrade on inconsistent Everton man

Everton are reportedly interested in signing Lucas Ocampos from Marseille this summer.

Calciomercato claim the former Argentina youth international faces an uncertain future at Stade Velodrome, with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2020.

Ocampos has mustered five goals and seven assists so far this season and is capable of playing anywhere in attack.

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He has already played for AC Milan, Genoa, Monaco and River Plate, but a move to the English Premier League may now be on the cards.

Ocampos has already played a lot of football but is still only 24, which surely makes him an enticing prospect for director of football Marcel Brands, who would prefer to sign younger players with high sell-on value.

 

TBR’s view

Ocampos could be a very shrewd acquisition by Everton.

The Toffees are in need of an upgrade on Theo Walcott, who has been something of a disppointment since former manager Sam Allardyce signed him for the club for £20 million in January 2018 (The Daily Mail).

The 30-year-old has managed just eight goals and five assists in 52 appearances so far, which is an underwhelming return to say the least.

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For Marseille, Ocampos has scored 27 goals and assisted 15 times in 128 games. Those are not mindblowing stats, but the South American still has plenty of developing to do.

He is arguably tailor made for the Premier League in a physical sense – his 6ft 2in frame and burst of pace could potentially make him a useful weapon for Marco Silva.

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