According to Marca (h/t Sport Witness), Borja Iglesias is destined for the Premier League this summer. The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Everton, but he won’t come cheap if the Toffees are to sign him. Cenk Tosun could be on his way out of Goodison Park after falling down the pecking order, but Iglesias could set Everton back more than £33m this summer. Here’s why.
The uncapped Spaniard has a release clause of £24m. As a key player in the Espanyol first-team, Iglesias will earn more than the club-average salary (£1m-a-year in 2017/18) and could be paid a wage in line with Everton’s senior centre-forwards – Tosun (£3.1m-a-year/£60k-per-week) and Oumar Niasse (£2.9m-a-year/£55k-per-week) at Everton.
Iglesias has three years remaining on his contract at the El Prat – Cornellà Stadium, so if Everton matched the length of his current deal, they’d be paying £3m-a-year until the summer of 2020 – £9m in wage alone. Add that to his £24m release clause and the Toffees are spending around £33m to bring the 16-goal striker to Goodison Park.
With 13 goals in La Liga and three in the Copa Del Rey this season, the Spaniard wouldn’t be a bad option for Everton. He’ll just be rather pricey.