AC Milan striker, M’Baye Niang has found himself many suitors in the English shore with Everton being the latest team to be on the forefront of signing the young sensation, according to the Guardian.
The Frenchman is on a loan spell with Watford and had established himself as a key figure for the Hornets in the recently concluded Premier League.
With his loan spell coming to an end soon, Ronald Koeman is more than keen on bringing him to Goodison Park and although Watford have the primary buy-in option with the player, the Dutchman is potentially ready to outbid any competition in the way.
As Goodison Park prepares itself to bid goodbye to many of its players this summer, Koeman is in no mood to waste time and is already on the hunt to bolster his squad on all fronts as well as building the squad for the future.
Let’s take a look at the stats of the youngster and evaluate.
The French International has been on a good run and his ability to play with consistency in both the Serie A and Premier League at such a tender age proves the potential and capability the player possesses.
He played 18 games for Milan in the first half of the season, scoring 3 goals and 2 assists in the first half of the Serie A and played 16 games for Watford, scoring 2 goals and 2 assists in the Premier League. Good consistency, one must admit. (Stats via )
At such a tender age, Niang has been known to play in several positions up front and midfield. Although he is predominantly a striker, the player has shown his versatility and dynamism with his ability to change positions and infuse fluidity anywhere across the front three.
Maintaining a pass success rate of 80.8% for the Hornets, the centre-forward exudes good composure while spraying the ball.
Keeping in mind the age and potential of the player, it’s hard to see Koeman settling for anything other than Niang this summer.
What’ll he bring to the club?
In the era of ever changing footballing tactics and gameplay styles, the need for versatile, dynamic talents is much coveted and acquiring such a player at a young age of 22 is no short than striking gold.
The acquisition of Niang would come as a fair respite for the Toffees who are expected to let some squad players go. Having the potential to become one of the top talents the Frenchman would be a long-term prospect for the club.