Ishak Belfodil: Everton will not sign the Algerian forward

In official news, Everton have decided not to go through with signing Ishak Belfodil.

The Algerian forward was reportedly closing in a on a move from Belgium’s Standard Liege.

As reported by the Irish Times:

“Everton have confirmed that the club will not be signing the Algeria striker Ishak Belfodil in this transfer window. The 24-year-old Standard Liège player was a target identified by the Everton director of football, Steve Walsh, the man who unearthed Belfodil’s compatriot Riyad Mahrez for Leicester.

Discussions took place between the two clubs about a £10.4 million move, but Ronald Koeman was not completely convinced.

“Belfodil was one of the players on our list and we had the opportunity to buy him, but we took the decision not to sign him,” the Everton manager said.

Koeman would not go into details, though it is understood there were financial complications that put off Everton in addition to the manager’s reservations about whether Belfodil would improve the team.”

 

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