Everton look set to miss out on the signing of Le Havre goalkeeper Yahia Fofana after he elected to join Angers on a free transfer in the summer.
That’s according to L’Equipe, who say the Toffees were one of several European sides to have the 21-year-old ‘on their radar’.
The newspaper explains that Fofana’s decision to choose Angers is ‘one of the big moves’ of the January transfer window, with the player attracting attention due to his contract expiring in the summer.
Several clubs had been keeping an eye on him and were vying for his signature, with Everton being among them.
However, he has elected to stay in France with Angers, finally signing a four-year deal with the club today.
Before leaving on a free transfer in the summer, he will finish the season at Le Havre, where he has established himself as ‘one of the best’ goalkeepers in Ligue 2.
That had made him ‘highly sought-after’ in Europe with several Ligue 1 clubs, Fiorentina, Lazio, Dortmund, and Everton having had him ‘on their radar’.
It appears they’ve all missed out as Angers have got their man instead, although the clubs new sporting coordinator Laurent Boissier would not confirm the deal just yet when asked by the newspaper.