By Abigail Withey
FC Metz midfielder Boris Mathis has agreed a two-year-deal with Everton, according to reports.
The Liverpool Echo have quoted a French journalist who has revealed that the 19-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Toffees.
The journalist posted a picture of the Frenchman next to the Toffees badge at, what could be, the club’s Finch Farm training ground.
In French, Gallois wrote that the young attacker has signed for two seasons with the club.
— Jean-Séb Gallois (@RLgallois) July 1, 2017
Mathis made just two appearances for Metz last season, against both Lyon and Bordeaux towards the end of the club’s league campaign.
If the Ligue 1 teenager joins the Toffees this summer then he will add to the £50million bill that Ronald Koeman has already paid for Ajax’s Davy Klaassen and Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford before Henry Onyekuru arrived for an undisclosed figure.
Football Insider verdict:
The French teenager would be an unusual addition to Koeman’s squad, especially when he has his sights on a top four finish at the end of the 2017/18 season. It seems as though the Toffees boss is balancing out his extravagant bids for Klaassen and England’s most expensive keeper Pickford, but the Metz midfielder isn’t well-known at all. Common aims with this type of signing would most likely be to develop and grow the player throughout the season, possibly within the development team, ready for Premier League football later in the campaign. A loan away from Goodison Park could be ideal.
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