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Everton join the race for highly-rated Lyon midfielder

Everton have reportedly joined the race for highly-rated Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele after his impressive performances in Ligue 1.

The 21-year-old only moved to Lyon on a permanent basis in the summer, making an €8m from Amiens having spent last season on loan at the Groupama Stadium.

However, his performances for the high flying French side has seen his stock grow massively, earning himself his first international cap for France in their win over Iceland last month, and has already been linked with potential moves to Arsenal, Spurs and Man City.

However, according to the Liverpool Echo, Everton have now joined the race for his signature, with Director of Football, Marcel Brands, on the lookout for a box-to-box style midfielder, a description that Ndombele would certainly fit.

While Everton‘s midfield has been looking pretty handy in recent weeks, with Idrissa Gana Gueye and Andre Gomes forming a decent partnership in the centre of the park, they are severely lacking strength in depth. Morgan Schneiderlin and Tom Davies have failed to produce top-drawer performances on a regular basis, while James McCarthy has spent many months on the sidelines following a broken leg.

It is claimed that Ndombele could cost £40 million.

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