By Harvey Byrne
French Ligue 1 club Lille are “determined” to hold on to wide forward Martin Terrier amid interest from Everton, according to a reliable journalist.
Guardian Sport writer Ed Aarons has detailed on his personal Twitter account on Saturday that the European side want to keep hold of the 20-year-old despite interest from elsewhere, specifically mentioning the Toffees.
Told Lille are determined to hang on to young forward Martin Terrier despite interest from Everton and several other clubs #efc
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) June 24, 2017
Everton have already splashed out on Jordan Pickford from Sunderland and Davy Klaassen formerly of Ajax this summer and they are expected to add further.
One of the positions to could be looking to bolster could be Terrier’s left-wing role with last summer signing Yannick Bolasie still set for some time out on the sidelines.
Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman has also put a lot of focus on bringing in young players with potential to grow further since his appointment last summer and Terrier, who played 15 times in all competitions for Lille, scoring twice would meet that quota.
Football Insider verdict:
Terrier is a talented player in France who has been tipped for a big future. However, there is also a risk in bringing a player across to England at the early stages of his career, like Terrier is. But, Lille’s stance on the player show that he is talented and given that Everton will be competing in the Europa League next season, which will severely extend their fixture list, the Toffees may look at the Frenchman as a potential new squad player, who can develop into a first team player in the future.
In other Everton transfer news, the Toffees are planning to sign this 64-time international striker if Romelu Lukaku leaves.