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Report: Manchester United and Everton want Lille forward set for summer move

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Report: Manchester United and Everton want Lille forward set for summer move

Manchester United and Everton are interested in signing Lille forward Jonathan Ikone, with the 21-year-old set to move away this summer, according to a report from French outlet Le Quotidien du Foot.

Ikone is one of a number of exciting players Les Dogues are reportedly facing a battle to keep this summer.

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Le Quotidien du Foot reports that a number of clubs are tracking the France international, who has scored three goals and provided six assists in the top flight this term.

The report suggests that both Manchester United and Everton are keen. Meanwhile, Sevilla are also in the running for his signature.

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And Le Quotidien du Foot reports that Lille could be looking for around £62.4 million (€70 million) for the youngster. It is suggested however, that he is expected to move during the next window.

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Ikone could arguably be a fantastic signing for either Manchester United or Everton. He has perhaps not scored enough goals during his short career, but he is still making a major impact in the final third.

 

The youngster possesses frightening pace and is capable of gliding past opponents. And that has allowed Christophe Galtier to use him right across the forward line.

He has predominantly played in a central attacking midfield role. But he is more than capable of playing on either flank or up front.

That could make him a particularly exciting signing for Everton. The Toffees’ assist charts are led by two full-backs this season, with centre-back Mason Holgate in behind in third along with Richarlison.

Manchester United have found it easier to create goals from attacking midfield areas. So perhaps that may factor into Ikone’s decision should both clubs come calling this summer.

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