Everton are in discussions to sign Maxwel Cornet from Burnley as a possible replacement for Richarlison.
According to The Athletic, Maxwel Cornet is a key target for Everton, with discussions ongoing over a transfer for the Burnley star. The Ivorian could become the second player to join the Toffees from the Clarets after James Tarkowski moved on a free transfer.
Frank Lampard might be close to making his second major signing this summer as Everton are in talks to sign Maxwel Cornet. Despite Burnley’s relegation from the Premier League in 202122, the Ivorian personally had a good season and has come up on the radars of many Premier League clubs. The Toffees could have a good player on their hands if they have a breakthrough in talks.
Cornet joined Burnley only last summer for a fee close to £14 million and made an immediate impact. The former Lyon star scored nine goals in 26 Premier League appearances.
There were some fitness concerns to deal with, but overall the attacker proved to be a shrewd acquisition. Cornet is keen to continue playing at the highest level and remains open to leaving Burnley. Newcastle United were linked with a move, while Chelsea briefly showed an interest.
However, as things stand, the chances of him joining Everton have grown due to the ready space in the squad for Cornet. Goodison Park looks like the most likely destination for the Ivorian to continue his top-flight career as the Toffees desperately need attacking reinforcements.
Lampard will be under pressure to have a much better campaign than the previous one. However, with the loss of Richarlison to Tottenham, the Toffees parted ways with their top scorer from last season and will need a suitable replacement. Cornet certainly is a quality player who could improve with a side like Everton.
Moreover, Lampard’s ideas may suit the attacker, who could get into another gear under the former Chelsea boss. The Toffees are also likely to keep hold of youngster Anthony Gordon and the manager could thrust him into the attacking lineup regularly, alongside Cornet and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
With talks underway, Everton could look to wrap up Cornet’s signing before any other club becomes serious about signing the 25-year-old attacker. After which, Lampard could look to address other areas, such as a midfielder.