It is an open secret that Everton need to sign a striker. It’s claimed by French media that Everton are poised to land Montpellier striker Elye Wahi. The 20-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The France international joined Montpellier from Caen on a free transfer in July 2018. His contract expires in the summer of 2025.
The striker banged in seven goals and provided one assist in 16 matches for Montpellier this season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.
He has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in France. Wahi has represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 16 caps and scoring five goals.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Everton. Frank Lampard wants to sign a new striker and Elye Wahi is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
Someone with Wahi’s skillset will undoubtedly add more quality to Lampard‘s attack.
The Toffees are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The former Caen man is a decent finisher in front of the opponent’s goal and can also create some promising opportunities for his teammates to find the back of the net. He will add more quality to Everton’s attack.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Everton are said to be considering making a bid for Montpellier striker Elye Wahi. The 19-year-old is available this winter for a fee of around £22.1 million. Wahi, is managed by none other than super agent Jorge Mendes. Per Media Foot, Everton are the latest side to show an interest in Wahi’s signature. The teenager has already represented France at various youth levels, including the U18s and U19s. Everton boss Frank Lampard has made no secret of his desire to improve his team’s attacking options.”
Elye Wahi is a top-class talent and Montpellier want to keep him at the club, but a big money bid from Everton could tempt the French club into selling their prized asset.
Good signing for Everton?
If Everton and Lampard are seriously considering a striker, Wahi could also prove to be a smart option. He will be an ideal choice for Frank Lampard as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.
Everton fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
If Frank Lampard sees him as the right man for his side, Everton should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.