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TBR View: Everton will regret missing out on summer-linked Wesley Fofana

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TBR View: Everton will regret missing out on summer-linked Wesley Fofana

Everton had a brilliant transfer window recently that every supporter should be over the moon with, especially as they sit top of the Premier League table after five games going into the weekend.

The Merseyside club added some real talent to their squad in most areas of the pitch and are now a team that have eyes on a European finish.

Despite the fact they’ve signed exciting young defender Ben Godfrey from Norwich City, it looks like they may live to regret not signing another defensive target.

Everton were linked with highly-rated centre-back Wesley Fofana in September, who eventually completed a move from Saint-Etienne to Premier League club Leicester City.

The Daily Mail claimed that the Toffees had the 19-year-old on their radar, but he ended up completing a move to the King Power Stadium in a deal that could be worth up to £30million (Sky Sports).

 

He’s delivered two outstanding performances so far in a Leicester shirt that indicate he’s already a top-class talent signed at a bargain price, which is why he may be one that got away for Everton.

The French teenager is so composed on the ball and has a great range of passing, plus he looks mature beyond his years with his positioning, strength and overall stature on the pitch.

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Everton can be pleased with the addition of centre-back Godfrey, who is a promising talent added to the ranks at Goodison Park and he showed his versatility recently filling in as an emergency right-back.

But Leicester’s excellent recruitment policy appears to have paid off again in Fofana, who was superb last year for Saint-Etienne and it looks like he can have the same sort of impact in the Premier League.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have now assembled a group of players with real top-class talents in both the midfield and forward positions, but the defence remains a concern and surely needs to improve if they want to finish in the European spots.

Michael Keane is one Everton centre-back that has found some real consistency, plus there is also Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate and Godfrey to throw into the equation.

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