Everton agree five-year deal with Maxwel Cornet, £67,000 per-week wages
Everton have agreed a five-year deal with Maxwel Cornet worth £67,000 per-week according to But! Football Club journalist Ignazio Genuardi.
The Toffees have been linked with a move for the Ivory Coast international, who plays all the way up the left flank and also as a striker too.
After being relegated with Burnley last season he has been linked with several clubs, and the report [July 29] claims that Everton are in pole position for the 25-year-old with a £17.5m release clause.
They claim the club had a bid rejected by the Clarets already, worth £14m plus £3.5m in bonuses, as the recently relegated club want a higher up front amount to let their star man leave.
Everton are yet to return with a new bid, while West Ham, Fulham and Nottingham Forest have also shown an interest but so far nobody has agreed a fee to be able to take him away from Turf Moor.
Everton managed to complete two important transfers this week by bringing in Ruben Vinagre and Cornet’s Burnley teammate Dwight McNeil, but neither of them have the starpower of the Ivorian.
Cornet showed with nine goals last season that he’s more than capable at playing in the Premier League and his goals would be a huge help to the side after they lost Richarlison in this window.
The club managed to agree a deal with Burnley relatively quickly for McNeil, and it’s nigh on impossible to imagine that they didn’t at least talk about Cornet in the process.
With personal terms agreed, a deal is clearly at the forefront of their minds and if they could get it wrapped up in time for the new season that would be ideal.
There’s obviously not much between them considering the reported opening bid, so the Toffees need to bit the bullet and get it done to improve their chances for the new season.