Date: 6th June 2019 at 10:05pm
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Everton are expected to sign at least one midfielder this summer due to the uncertain future of Idrissa Gueye and Andre Gomes. Gueye has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park while Gomes has returned to Barcelona after last season’s loan spell and has a number of clubs keen on his signature.

Marco Silva is likely to bring one player in the opposite direction and L’Equipe (h/t Sport Witness) say the Toffees are keeping tabs on Ibrahim Sangaré of Toulouse. The 21-year-old joined Toulouse from AS Denguélé in 2016 and has gone on to make 58 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating six goals. He’s played a lot of games at a young age and could have a bright future.

Last season, Sangare made 28 Ligue 1 appearances and contributed three goals. He racked up 2466 minutes of playing time, created 20 chances, averaged 54 passes-per-game with 80% accuracy, made 50 successful dribbles (70%), won 39 aerial duels (55%), blocked 54 shots/passes/crosses, made 47 clearances and averaged a tackle (102) or interception (29) every 19 minutes.

Silva currently has Morgan Schneiderlin, Tom Davies, Gueye and James McCarthy, but Everton could be left with only one or two players left ahead of the 2019/20 season. Whether Sangare would go straight into the first-team remains to be seen, however.

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