French website Le10Sport have claimed that both Everton and Liverpool are interested in raiding Andre Villas-Boas’ Marseille for versatile defender Boubacar Kamara – with the French side open to selling.
Kamara, 20, is just another example of Marseille’s excellent youth academy – already clocking up 79 senior appearances for Marseille since his debut at just 17 years of age. Under Villas-Boas, he has prospered.
The former Chelsea and Tottenham manager moulded the France youth international into a holding midfielder, after originally breaking into the side as a centre-back. He remains able to play in both positions.
Foot Mercato have recently claimed that Arsenal and Manchester United are interested, while The Express have also suggested Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham are keen. Now, both Liverpool and Everton are supposedly interested.
The report states that while they want to keep Kamara after qualifying for the Champions League, they need some cash to balance the books. An offer of more than £27million is said to be enough to tempt the Ligue 1 side.
TBR’s view – Which move is best for Kamara?
Everton certainly need a player like Kamara. Lack of depth at centre-back and a need for a holding midfielder with Jean-Philippe Gbamin injured, Kamara could be the ideal addition. He is likely to be first choice.
But to have Champions League football at Marseille to no European outings at Everton will be a blow. Liverpool would offer Kamara the chance to replace Dejan Lovren, but he will struggle for game time at Anfield.
Chelsea have plenty of options in either position, but perhaps a move to the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham could be ideal. The latter certainly need to replace the imminent departure of Jan Vertonghen.