Everton need to strengthen their defense this summer.
The reports in England suggested that Everton are keen to land Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhães.
The 22-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Brazil international was signed by Lille in January 2017 from Avaí for a fee of 3 million euros. The 22-year-old has a contract until 2023 with the club.
Magalhães made 50 appearances across all competitions for Lille, scoring two goals. The 22-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Brazil.
Gabriel Magalhães has represented Brazil at Under-20 level, winning 4 caps.
The Brazil international will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Lille this term.
Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign a new centre-back and Magalhães is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
There is no doubt that Gabriel Magalhães will take Everton’s defense to a different level.
This approach of signing exciting talent from different parts of the globe can reap rewards for Everton in the future.
According to the report, “Everton want to sign Lille defender Gabriel this summer. According to The Mirror, the 22-year-old is a main target for Carlo Ancelotti. Lille have slapped a £30m price-tag on the Brazilian. But that hasn’t deterred Everton from pursuing a move for the 6ft 3in centre-back. Gabriel has played 32 times already for the Ligue 1 club this season.”
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It would take a huge offer from Everton to prise the 22-year-old centre-back from Lille.
Signing the 22-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Carlo Ancelotti.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Everton.
Whether he will join Everton or not remains to be seen.
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