The competition for emerging talent in the world of football remains intense, and on this occasion, Everton has joined the race to sign promising Schalke 04 midfielder Assan Ouédraogo, according to Florian Plettenberg.
The Sky Sports Germany journalist shared the news on his personal Twitter account, revealing that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on this young German sensation. However, it is not just Liverpool who are keeping a close eye on Ouédraogo, as teams such as Everton and Brighton have also shown strong interest in the talented midfielder.
Everton enters the race for a 17 million signing
Assan Ouédraogo, just 17 years old, has attracted the attention of several clubs in England due to his progression and skills on the field. The young player is rumored to have a release clause that will come into effect in 2024, and foreign clubs wishing to secure his signature will have to be willing to shell out around €20m, which is equivalent to £17.2m.
The news of Everton’s interest in Ouédraogo adds a new chapter to the competition for his signature. Despite his young age, the midfielder has already made it clear that he has great potential and could become a valuable asset for any team that manages to secure his signing in the future.
The final decision on Assan Ouédraogo’s fate is sure to generate great interest as the date for his release clause to take effect approaches. Interested teams will have to carefully evaluate their offer to convince the young talent to join their ranks and develop his career in the demanding English league.