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Premier League pair set for January transfer battle over Ghanaian starlet

Relegation-threatened pair Everton and Bournemouth could look to Brittany for vital January reinforcements after one of Ghana’s brightest young talents searches for minutes during stalled 2022-23 season


Premier League relegation-threatened pair Everton and Bournemouth could look to Brittany for vital January reinforcements in the vein of one of Ghana’s brightest young talents in 20-year-old winger Kamaldeen Sulemana.

Currently on the books at Ligue 1 outfit Stade Rennais, Sulemana is one of a number of young Ghanaian internationals that are beginning to make waves across Europe’s top five leagues, and he arrived in Rennes in the summer of 2021 amid high praise after his tenure with Danish youth development experts FC Nordsjælland.

Sulemana suffered a long-term injury during the 2021-22 campaign, however, which interrupted a very bright start from the wide forward and since then, he has been incapable of replicating that same form on the back of receiving drastically reduced minutes this term under manager Bruno Génésio.

As such, Sulemana may head toward the exit row during the current January window in search of increasing his minutes on the pitch, with reports from football insider Fabrizio Romano detailing interest from Merseyside and the south coast as possible destinations for the player.

Boasting an incredible turn of pace and good technical ability, Sulemana could offer an attacking spark plug to both sides as Everton and Bournemouth languish in and around the drop zone while goals continue to come at a premium at Goodison Park and Vitality Stadium respectively. Romano’s report also details the possibility of any loan move for Sulemana possibly including a buy option but does not speculate if it would be an option or obligation.

Everton is not lacking in numbers in the forward line, however, which could make a stint at Bournemouth more appealing to the player, but Bundesliga outfit FC Augsburg is also said to have expressed interest, and a real lack of quality in wide areas at WWK Arena could put Fuggerstädter in the driver’s seat.

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.



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