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Everton close to signing Vlasic from Hajduk Split

Everton are hoping to agree a deal worth about £10m for Hajduk Split’s teenage forward Nikola Vlasic. The 19-year-old is a Croatia Under-21 international and can play in both midfield and attack.He impressed Everton manager Ronald Koeman and director of football Steve Walsh in their recent Europa League qualifying tie with Hajduk.

Koeman is intent on signing a high-profile striker and left-sided defender before Thursday’s transfer deadline.Transfer deadline countdown: Who could move and who needs what?Everton have enjoyed a productive transfer window, completing a club record £45m deal for Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson, re-signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United and spending a potential £30m each on centre-back Michael Keane and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.They have also signed midfielder Davy Klaassen for £23.6m and striker Sandro Ramirez for £5.2m.However, striker Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United for £75m and Toffees boss Ronald Koeman has indicated that he expects Ross Barkley to leave the club.
Source: BBC FOOTBALL

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