According to Italian journalist and transfer professional Fabrizio Romano, Everton are among the clubs interested in signing Lille right-back Mehmet Zeki Celik during the January transfer window.
Everton were in contact with his representatives[weeks ago] #Roma #Lille @DiMarzio @SkySport
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 4, 2021
The Toffees were in contact with the agents of the Turkey worldwide weeks ago, and AS Roma have actually now signed up with the race.
Everton have started the 2020-21 Premier League campaign on an outstanding note, winning nine and drawing two of their opening 16 games.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti is wanting to direct his side to a top-six surface so regarding play European football next season and he is eager to enhance his team ahead of the 2nd half of the project.
Everton have 32- year-old
Seamus Coleman and Jonjoe Kenny as their right-back options, but Ancelotti has actually typically used centre-back Mason Holgate in the position as a makeshift.
A brand-new right-back appears to be part of the club’s strategies this month and Celik will be a fine addition to their backline.
The 23- year-old has 2 objectives and an assist for Lille this term, and while those numbers aren’t the most excellent, his quality is there for suitors to see.
With French top-flight clubs struggling financially after Mediapro, a TELEVISION rights holder, kept 2 successive payments, Lille could be required to sell some of their finest players and might accept a knock-down price for Celik this month.
Whether Everton will make a relocation for the Turkish full-back in the coming weeks remains to be seen, but they undoubtedly might do with a new right-back efficient in producing goalscoring opportunities in the final third, and it will be fascinating to see who they will choose.