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Everton linked with shock Eljif Elmas move

The attacking department of the Everton squad needs quality additions this summer.

According to multiple reports emanating from England, Everton are linked with shock Eljif Elmas move.

The 22-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Macedonian international joined Napoli from Fenerbahçe for a fee in the region of 16.2 million euros in July 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2025.

He has played 127 times for Napoli over the course of his career, scoring 11 goals and providing 8 assists.

Eljif Elmas
Eljif Elmas

The 22-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Macedonia. His record for Macedonia is also impressive. Elmas has scored 9 goals in 39 matches for Macedonia at senior level.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Everton.

Frank Lampard wants to sign a new attacking midfielder and Elmas 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.

The Macedonian international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Frank Lampard wants to target in the summer transfer window.


Everton are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

The former Fenerbahçe man will offer the Everton boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Everton are showing interest in signing Napoli attacking midfielder Eljif Elmas, but will have to dig deep to land him. The Toffees remain active in the transfer market as they look to strengthen Frank Lampard’s hand before the window closes on 1st September. They are scouring Europe for options and, according to Sky Italia, are keen on Napoli midfielder Elmas. The Macedonian made 37 appearances in Serie A for Napoli last season, but 25 of those came as a substitute. Even so, Napoli are claimed to need an important offer to think about selling the attacking midfielder in the ongoing transfer window. Elmas played in Napoli’s Serie A opener earlier this week, coming on off the bench for a 22-minute cameo against Hellas Verona. He may be attracted to the idea of a switch to the Premier League to play under legendary former midfielder Lampard.”

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The Toffees will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Elmas to join the club.

Napoli would be wise to keep the Macedonian international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.

Good signing for Everton?

Signing the 22-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Frank Lampard.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Everton.

How strong that interest is and whether Everton will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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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.

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