Earlier this week, the Daily Mail reported that Everton had opened talks to sign Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar. Their article said the 24-year-old was a £16m target this summer, but didn’t claim any bid had already been made.
Now A Bola have an article today saying this amount should be enough to make Porto listen carefully and open negotiations with the English club.
They say that despite the figures mentioned being far from the player’s €50m release clause, it would still convince Porto to sell him and then make the club look for another number nine as a replacement.
A Bola mentions the quotes from club president Pinto da Costa, who said in January “we’ve got an offer from the Premier League, which was immediately rejected” to say that the English interest in the striker isn’t something new. But this time, they consider the player to be negotiable and effectively up for sale.
Although Aboubakar’s season in Portugal wasn’t considered very good by the local media, his numbers are still quite decent: He scored 18 goals in 42 games.
The player’s contract with Porto runs until 2018.