Everton and Napoli are leading the chase for the Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.
The Brazilian has actually been linked with other clubs such as Tottenham, however L’Equipe (by means of Sportwitness) declares that the Toffees are one action ahead of their Premier League competitors in the race to sign the player.
The 22- year-old is set to leave the French club this summer and it will be fascinating to see if Everton handle to bring him to England.
Napoli are strong competitors also and it stays to be seen where the player ends up ultimately.
Everton need a quality centre back and Gabriel would have been an exceptional addition. He might figure out Ancelotti’s defence for years to come.
The Toffees have Mina and Keane as leading their centre backs today however they will need to add more quality and depth if they wish to play European football in the near future.
Gabriel is a much bigger skill than the Everton duo and he might become a star under Ancelotti’s management.
His finalizing would be a strong long term financial investment for the Merseyside outfit.
The player is supposedly valued at EUR22 m and that appears like a deal in today’s market.
Everton needs to move rapidly and conclude his signature now.