Report: Everton target Merih Demiral could cost £25.8m
Everton may have received a boost in their reported pursuit of Merih Demiral, with Tuttomercatoweb reporting that the Toffees target could actually cost just £25.8 million.
Demiral is on Everton’s radar this summer, according to Calciomercato. But it appeared that they may have to be prepared to part with a significant sum to land the Turkey international.
Juventus would only sell for £34 million, reports claimed. Interestingly, the report added that the Old Lady would consider a loan with an option to buy.
But perhaps Demiral may actually be available for much less. According to the latest report from Tuttomercatoweb, Juve value the 23-year-old at €30 million.
That means that Everton could potentially land the youngster for more than £8 million less than previously thought.
It will be interesting to see if that makes Demiral a more appealing target.
Everton will be vindicated should they target Demiral, but only if he can put past injury problems behind him
Of course, he did not have the best Euro 2020. There were high hopes for a Turkey side that included a lot of bright youngsters.
However, they were eliminated after the group-stages. They failed to take a single point from their three games.
Demiral has also dealt with a couple of lengthy spells on the sidelines in Turin. He barely featured in the second-half of his first season with Juve.
So any pursuit certainly comes with an element of risk. Everton are not short of centre-back options.
If Demiral can stay fit for a prolonged period, he looks to be a fantastic prospect. And he would certainly be worth £25.8 million.
However, keeping him fit is not proving to be an easy task for Juventus.
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