According to reports in France, Everton have returned with a renewed interest in Strasbourg attacker Martin Terrier. The 20 year old plays largely on the left wing, and is currently on loan from LOSC Lille in Ligue 1.
It’s unclear if Terrier would come straight into the first team at Finch Farm or spend some time with David Unsworth, particularly given the presence of Ademola Lookman and Nikola Vlasic.
Terrier has 3 goals and 2 assists in 1000 club minutes this season, but his underlying numbers are very good for a player of his age (the closer the data points are to the boundary on a radar map, the better the player).
The rumoured £18 million fee is fairly steep for someone with so few games under his belt, but these are the times in which we live. The question of whether or not to sign Martin Terrier isn’t really one of ability or cost - it’s a matter of club fit.
Vlasic and Lookman have both proven they deserve to play - no matter what Sam Allardyce thinks - and at some point, Henry Onyekuru will have a case to make as well. With the pending acquisition of Theo Walcott, it seems that Everton could use their spending money a little more wisely.
If Terrier does come through the doors at Finch Farm, you’d think that someone of the same ilk would be outbound, and that’s unfortunate. Maybe buy a left-back instead, eh?