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Everton have asked about Munir El Haddadi transfer after he’s outcast by Barcelona

Everton thought to be one of several clubs interested in the Barcelona forward

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Everton are interested in a move for Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi, according to Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo.

Munir found himself out of the first-team picture at the Nou Camp last season and was subsequently shipped out to Valencia on loan.

The 21-year-old managed decent numbers with seven goals in 35 games in all competitions in a campaign that saw Los Che struggling against relegation from La Liga.

His form was not enough to impress the club to make his switch a permanent one, despite the existence of a €12 million clause in the loan deal.

It was also not enough to convince Barcelona he has a future there, with new manager Ernesto Valverde having deemed him surplus to requirements and ‘transferable’.

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He doesn’t lack suitors, though, with clubs in both England and Europe thought to be keen on his signature.

Everton are among them, with Mundo Deportivo reporting that they have ‘asked’ about him, although West Ham, Southampton and Crystal Palace have shown more interest. Likewise, both Ajax and Real Sociedad are also thought to be keen at this stage.

It’s not the first time the Blues have been linked with Munir’s signature, having been linked with him back in January 2016 under Roberto Martinez.

It’s a move that could make sense this summer, especially if Steve Walsh is now looking for alternatives to Sandro Ramirez, who looks set to join Atletico Madrid.