By Saikat Mandal

31st Jul, 2022 | 9:40am

Everton push for a move to sign Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet

Everton are “pushing” for a move to sign Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet, as per Ben Jacobs.

The CBSSportsGolazo journalist wrote on Twitter on 31 July that the interest in the 25-year-old versatile player “has substance”.

Jacobs suggests that Cornet was initially offered to Newcastle United for his £17.5m release clause, but the Magpies felt the price was too high.

Get it done

Alex Crook wrote for TalkSPORT on 30 July that the Burnley attacker could not find an agreement with Nottingham Forest, while the Championship club have rejected an opening offer from Everton as well.

The Toffees, meanwhile, have agreed personal terms with the Ivory Coast international. They have agreed a five-year deal agreed with him which includes £67,000 per-week wages.

All the Toffees need now is to agree a deal with Burnley and get the deal over the line.

Cornet would be a very good addition to the club. He is capable of playing at left-back, wing-back, as a winger or even as a striker, and he has got Premier League experience as well.

Everton are going through a parlous financial situation, but they do have money to spend following Richarlison’s big-money move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

He can be a cover for Vitalli Mykolenko and play as a second striker behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin as well.

His best years are ahead of him, and this is a perfect opportunity for the club to secure his signature.