The highly rated Turkey international is attracting interest from several top European clubs and Everton scouts are also regularly watching him.
According to the football transfer rumours in British and Italian media, Everton are eyeing 30 million euros transfer for Juventus centre-back Merih Demiral.
The Turkey international has been with Juventus since 2019, having signed for the club from Sassuolo for 18 million euros. The Turkey international’s current deal expires in 2024.
The centre-back has featured in 23 matches this term, providing one assist in all competitions.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Turkey. Merih Demiral has earned 19 senior caps for the Turkey national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Everton.
Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign a new centre-back and Demiral is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Turkey international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Ancelotti wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Merih Demiral has been a good servant for Juventus, and is a centre-back who places himself in the right positions in defensive situations. The 23-year-old has a good defensive mind, someone who can spot attacking threats and nullify them. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, ” Demiral looked to be a big prospect when he arrived at Juventus via Sassuolo. However, the Turkey international’s progress was halted by an ACL injury just a few months after his Juve debut. Since then, there has been speculation about him finding a new club. The Premier League has often been mentioned as a potential destination. For example, in February it was claimed that Liverpool sent in a big offer for him before deciding to sign his Turkish compatriot Ozan Kabak instead. But now, rumours are circulating that Demiral could end up with Liverpool’s rivals instead. According to Calciomercato, Everton are ready to make their move. Carlo Ancelotti has been looking for defensive reinforcement and obviously knows the Italian market well. Now, the Toffees are sensing an opportunity to link him up with Demiral. The report from Calciomercato claims that Everton have been making enquiries for the 23-year-old in recent weeks. They are now ready to firm up their interest with a bid. Juventus are willing to get Demiral off the books just months after turning down Liverpool’s apparent offer. The Serie A side want to make room to fund new signings of their own. Therefore, Everton are sensing an opportunity and plan to submit their first offer soon. They will put somewhere between €25m and €30m on the table. However, Juventus don’t want to accept a fee that low. Even so, they are open for negotiations.”
TOP FOOTBALL TRANSFERS
The Toffees might have to pay over the odds to sign the centre-back.
Juventus are preparing to sell their centre-back should they receive a massive offer for him.
Merih Demiral ideal fit for Everton?
If Demiral is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Everton.
A move to Everton is exactly what Demiral needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.
All in all, Demiral will be an ideal choice for Ancelotti as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
If Ancelotti 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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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.