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Player Niels Nkounkou - Signed on a free

Anichebe's gooch

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Paywall isn't it?

Can somebody do the honours?
Everton are set to sign teenage defender Niels Nkounkou after he turned down a new contract at Olympique Marseille.

Nkounkou, 19, is a left back, who can't even get a game for Burnley, and will move to Goodison Park on a free transfer. He had spent two years at Marseille.

The French under-19 international, who made his debut for the French giants at Bournemouth away earlier this season, is blessed with natural pace and a keen eye for assisting the assister.

While he is expected to train with Carlo Ancelotti’s first team, it is likely that he will feature first for David Unsworth’s Under-23s squad.

Sources suggest that he is ineligible for Sporting.
 

pablo

TEF Member
Everton are set to sign teenage defender Niels Nkounkou after he turned down a new contract at Olympique Marseille.

Nkounkou, 19, is a left back, who can't even get a game for Burnley, and will move to Goodison Park on a free transfer. He had spent two years at Marseille.

The French under-19 international, who made his debut for the French giants at Bournemouth away earlier this season, is blessed with natural pace and a keen eye for assisting the assister.

While he is expected to train with Carlo Ancelotti’s first team, it is likely that he will feature first for David Unsworth’s Under-23s squad.

Sources suggest that he is ineligible for Sporting.
The Athletic would charge for worse write ups.
 

TheFace

TEF member
interesting signing.

obv have lots and lots of potential.. enough for marseile to offer a cintract and juve to show interest.


could be a nice little , financially risk free (ish) signing ....


both acl will go during first warm up in blue.
 

Mick Blue

Pervert & possible Love Islander
Can't wait until he's being released in 5 years and we're all celebrating getting his wages off the books.
Sky Sports reporters asked Everton manager Duncan Ferguson for his comment on Niels Nkounkou leaving the club after 5 years.

His response “Who?”

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BraintreeBlue

TEF Member
This is what we should be doing more of. Chelsea have been doing it for years and make a pretty decent profit on loaning and selling players they bought as youngsters. Occasionally some turn out good enough to keep. Chelsea have some sort of linkup with Vitesse in Holland so you would hope Brands could get a link to a club where we can send these for experience.
 

Mug

TEF Member
Everton have signed teenage French defender Niels Nkounkou on a free transfer from Olympique Marseille.

Nkounkou, 19, is a left-back, who can also play in midfield, and moves to Goodison Park on a three-year deal. He had spent two years at Marseille, but turned down the offer of a new contract from the Ligue 1 side.

While he is expected to train with Carlo Ancelotti’s first team, it is likely that he will feature first for David Unsworth’s Under-23s squad.

Nkounkou has represented France Under-19s on two occasions and sees senior France international Lucas Digne as Everton’s current left-back.

“Niels is a young, talented player with good technical and physical skills,” said director of football, Marcel Brands. “We have been following him for months.


“Hopefully he can learn a lot from Lucas Digne and Leighton Baines, as well as Carlo Ancelotti and David Unsworth, and follow the same pathway into the first team the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mason Holgate have taken in recent years.”


Everton have also offered a new one-year deal to veteran Baines, 35, although he has yet to indicate whether he will commit his future to them.
Ancelotti has shown he is willing to give youth a chance with homegrown teenager Anthony Gordon providing an assist for Richarlison in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Leicester City.
Gordon, 19, has started both Everton’s home matches since lockdown and Ancelotti said: “It’s important for him to show quality and to be confident in play. Sometimes youngsters are worried, Anthony has a personality and he did well in these games.”
The deal for Nkounkou would continue a busy few days for Everton’s youth set-up after promising defender Con Ouzounidis, 20, signed a new one-year deal.
The 6ft 4ins centre-back, an Australia youth international, has been at Everton since he was 11. He has established himself with the U23s over the past two seasons and will now look to push on.
Meanwhile, Fraser Hornby has moved to French Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims for an undisclosed fee.
Hornby, 20, made one senior appearance for Everton when he started the Europa League game at Apollon Limassol in December 2017.
Interesting comments about DCL and Holgate they’re a good selling point to other young players who aren’t quite ready for first team but have potential and need a bit of time.
 

Ste lucas

TEF Member
What does this quote even mean


Nkounkou has represented France Under-19s on two occasions and sees senior France international Lucas Digne as Everton’s current left-back.
 

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