Everton are moving closer to finalizing defender Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille, having actually concurred provisionary personal terms with the Brazilian centre-back, Football Expert reports.
The main defender has actually been a routine at the heart of Lille’s defence during the existing campaign and he has actually currently made 34 appearances throughout all competitions.
His efficiencies have actually gotten the attention of the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal however the Toffees seem leading the race to sign the Brazil Under-23 international.
According to Football Expert, the Merseyside giants have actually provided a five-year contract to the 22- year-old centre-back which has actually been provisionally accepted.
The exact same publication mentions that the club have actually tried of around ₤30 m for the main defender which is most likely to be enough to press through the transfer.
Magalhaes has actually impressed with his strong dealing with and aerial capabilities in the box and he must offer an enhancement on the existing choices at the Toffees.
Michael Keane, Mason Holgate and Yerry Mina have actually shared the main protective tasks under Carlo Ancelotti on a rotational basis however the Italian will wish to decide on a permanent collaboration next term.
Gabriel will absolutely use up among the main protective positions, if he makes the move, and his partner might be chosen, based upon the trio’s efficiencies for the remainder of the campaign or pre-season.
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