Everton are one of three clubs who have enquired about San Lorenzo forward Adolfo Gaich, according to reports from Argentina.
The Toffees were previously linked with the young forward earlier this summer, around the time speculation claimed the club were close to signing fellow Argentine starlet Santiago Sosa.
Presumably Everton noticed the former when scouting Sosa at the Under-20s World Cup, and while the Blues have enquired about Gaich, they aren’t willing to pay his £12.5million release clause at this time.
This comes from Todo Noticias (via TBR), who also report that European outfits Benfica and Lazio are also keen and have enquired, however both of these clubs are reportedly not keen to pay his buy-out clause just yet either.
Both Benfica and Lazio can still sign Gaich this summer, while Everton would need to wait until January or next summer if they wanted to do business, but that would presumably depend on how Everton’s young strike-force performs this season.
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As mentioned above, this is the type of rumour has that circulated before and will likely circulate again, and I have no clue whether to lend it any credence.
I know very little about Gaich, save for his name, where he plays and who he plays for. But he has a solid reputation as a big battering-ram style forward, who is equally as good with his feet as he is strong in the air.
For just £12.5million, it is easy to say in this market that he is worth the gamble. However, I would argue was £5.2million, £100,000+-a-week wages Sandro Ramirez worth the gamble?
Without any knowledge of the player, I can’t really say whether it would be worth it. I’d at least seen Sandro play.