During the last summer transfer window, Everton and Stoke City were said to be well placed to sign Munir, then at Barcelona, because of their acceptance of a buyback clause.

Luis Enrique wanted Barcelona to sign a more senior forward, with Munir then just 20 years of age, but the club didn’t want to lose the chance of having the talented youngster in the future.

Despite the reported Everton and Stoke City interest, Munir ended up signing for Valencia on loan, with the Spanish club holding a €12m buying clause. In under 1500 La Liga minutes this season, Munir has returned a reasonable 4 goals and 3 assists, with an extra goal in the Copa del Rey.

If Everton and Stoke City interest was genuine last summer then there’s no reason why that will have disappeared judging on the last campaign. Valencia are struggling with FFP Screen Shot 2017-03-18 at 09.50.07and are therefore worried over the €12m clause, leaking to the local media that they won’t be paying it.

This presents Everton, Stoke and any other interested clubs with an opportunity to buy Munir for around the same price. Barcelona may also be convinced to remove their ideas of a clause, or have any stipulation at such a price it would be beneficial for the buying club.