Everton appear to be getting involved in transfers in some capacity during transfer deadline day as there is movement around the future of striker Neal Maupey. He has struggled to fit into Sean Dyche’s plans since his arrival at the club and could now be on the way out.
Everton Agree Neal Maupey Loan Deal With Brentford
EXCLUSIVE: Brentford reached verbal agreement to sign Neal Maupay on loan with buy option from Everton 🔴🐝 #DeadlineDay
Player on his way to medical tests right now. pic.twitter.com/rnvuGYln2S
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2023
Maupey Looks Set For Everton Exit
Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Brentford have verbally agreed a deal with the Toffees to sign Maupey on loan until the end of the season. He states that this will be an initial one-year loan deal with the option to buy him permanently at the end of the season. This will mark a return to Thomas Frank’s side for the Frenchman, who spent two years at the club from 2017-2019.
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The journalist notes that the “player [is] on his way” for his medical tests before he can officially complete the move to the West London club. He will be aiming to get all the necessary obligations done quickly before the transfer window closes at 11 PM BST.
The 27-year-old has made two appearances in the Premier League for Everton this season, starting the opening game but being benched soon after due to a poor outing. He arrived in Merseyside from Brighton last year, but failed to impress, only scoring one goal in 28 league games.
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Maupey, who earned praise from James Tarkowski earlier this year for his “impressive” fitness levels, is likely being brought back by the Bees because they are a bit short of options upfront due to the current suspension imposed on Ivan Toney.
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The 27-year-old is likely to lead the line for Frank’s side in his absence, but will have to work hard to fend off competition from Yoane Wissa in the number nine role. In his two years at Brentford, the attacker had an impressive spell and scored 41 goals as well managing 14 assists in 95 appearances across all competitions. He’s now working against the clock to get a deal done before the transfer window ends and aim to restart his career at the Gtech Community Stadium.