Report: Everton make first approach to sign Belgium international

According to a report from French publication Le10 Sport, Everton have made a formal bid to sign Thomas Meunier from Paris Saint-Germain.

The 30-capped Belgium international’s current deal with PSG expires in the summer of 2020, so the French giants might just be tempted into selling him at the end of the season, rather than risk losing him for nothing the following year.

Earlier this month, a report from Le 10 Sport highlighted that the Toffees were keeping tabs on the Belgian right-back, who has managed just 13 starts in the French top-flight this term.

The same publication has now claimed that the Merseyside outfit have indeed made a formal approach as they attempt to push through a summer move.

Everton have struggled to find a creative force on the right side of the defence this season, with Seamus Coleman seemingly on the decline, and Jonjoe Kenny yet to convince that he has what it takes to be at the very highest level.

With this in mind, the Merseyside outfit are likely to pursue another top-class right-back ahead of next season and Meunier would be just the ticket.

The 27-year-old previously admitted that he would be open to the idea of playing for Everton, during an exclusive interview with RTBF.

The Blues have experienced a difficult campaign in the Premier League this term, and a run of three wins from 15 matches has seen them drop 17 points off the top six. They still have a chance at making the Europa League, however, provided one of Manchester United or Manchester City win the FA Cup this term.

Wolverhampton Wanderers currently occupy seventh spot in the table with 39 points, six ahead of the Toffees, although Marco Silva’s men have played a game more than the Black Country outfit.

And Everton’s hopes of signing Meunier in the summer could hinge heavily on where they manage to finish in the table this season.

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Author: chris darwen