Everton is slowly coming to terms with the fact that they may have to meet Almería’s demands for striker El Bilal Touré, as the Spanish side remains unwavering in their stance on the matter, writes the SW. This latest update comes from IDEAL, shedding light on Everton’s ongoing pursuit of the talented forward this summer.
According to the report, Everton was the first team to express interest in El Bilal Touré during this transfer window and continues to explore the possibility of negotiating a lower transfer fee with Almería. However, the Toffees are beginning to realize that the Spanish club has no intention of budging from their asking price. Adding to Everton’s concerns is the fact that other clubs have also inquired about the player, prompting Almería to assess alternative options before the transfer deadline.
Almería has made it clear that they are not open to negotiations at this stage, leaving Everton in a state of panic. The Spanish club is reportedly confident that movement will occur in their dressing room this week, anticipating that interested parties for El Bilal Touré and other players “will put the money on the table” to secure their signings.
Key to Almería’s plans is the potential sale of El Bilal Touré, who has a release clause of €40 million in his contract. The club believes they can fetch a transfer fee of at least €30 million plus additional add-ons. While it remains uncertain whether Everton will be the club to meet these demands, sources in Spain suggest that the English side is gradually realizing the need to dig deep and match Almería’s asking price.
As Everton aims to strengthen its squad for the upcoming season, the pursuit of El Bilal Touré highlights the club’s ambition in securing promising talent. Negotiations between the two clubs are expected to continue in the coming days as Everton weighs the importance of securing the highly sought-after forward against the financial implications of meeting Almería’s demands.
The outcome of Everton’s pursuit of El Bilal Touré remains to be seen, but one thing is clear: Almería is resolute in their stance and expects a significant transfer fee for their prized asset. Everton will need to carefully assess their options and decide whether matching the Spanish club’s valuation is a worthwhile investment in their pursuit of strengthening their attacking options.