By Ben Browning
Published: July 22, 2021 1:29 pm
Last Updated: July 22, 2021 1:30 pm
In this article we will bring you all of today’s Everton transfer news. Make sure to check back tomorrow for more updates.
Everton announce third signing
The Toffees have today announced their third signing of the summer, with Demarai Gray joining the club from Bayer Leverkusen. Gray joins the club days after announcements for the signings of Asmir Begovic and Andros Townsend on free transfers from Stoke City and Crystal Palace respectively.
✍️ | Demarai Gray has joined from Bayer Leverkusen for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a three-year contract until the end of June 2024 with the option for a fourth year. @22demarai 🔵
â Everton (@Everton) July 22, 2021
Gray, previously of Leicester City, joins the club on a three-year deal, with Everton having an option to extend it for a fourth year.
Will he prove a shrewd acquisition for Rafa Benitez’s side?
Andre Gomes attracts interest
In the midst of Carlo Ancelotti’s regime, one man who fell by the wayside somewhat was Andre Gomes, who started just 17 Premier League games last season.
The Portuguese midfielder was often overlooked in favour of Allan and Aboudelaye Doucoure, completing 90 minutes just 7 times.
🔵James Rodriguez exit
🔵Denzel Dumfries alternative 🔵Andre Gomes enquiry
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â Everton FC News (@LivEchoEFC) July 22, 2021
As such, he may be considering a move away, and reports in The Liverpool Echo suggest that Benfica have enquired about the former Barcelona man.
One of the higher earners in the squad, his departure could allow Benitez to continue his transfer business and create a side in his image.
Kalidou Koulibaly going nowhere
On the incomings front, however, Everton have seemingly been dealt a killer blow in their chase for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Toffees were allegedly…