Montpellier & Jeromme Roussillon
Montpellier left-back Jerome Roussillon is a target for Leicester City and Everton.
Roussillon is a 25-year-old full-back. He’s previously played for France at U18 and U20 levels.
Roussillon is in demand as he’s approaching the end of his Montpellier contract. It expires in 2019, which means the Ligue 1 club have to sell Roussillon this summer if they plan to make any money from him.
Last season Roussillon played 25 games for Montpellier in all competitions. He scored three goals and three assists.
Everton & Leicester
According to French ITKs Paris United, Everton and Leicester are trying to sign Jerome Roussillon this summer.
Indeed, they’ve gone so far as to ‘confirm’ that Everton and Leicester have submitted bids for the defender.
It’s previously been reported that Montpellier would be looking for five to seven million euros for the left-back.
That would be a fee which Everton and Leicester should have no problem paying.
But the Premier League clubs have rivals. Monaco, Fenerbahce and Sevilla are all considering a move for Roussillon too.
Everton et Leicester ont soumis une offre à Jérôme Roussillon (@MontpellierHSC). Monaco, Fenerbahçe et le FC Séville sont intéressés. Le joueur privilégie un club qui est qualifié en Coupe d'Europe. pic.twitter.com/vnbtaDKGBB
— Euro United (@EuroUnited6) June 25, 2018
Leighton Baines leaving Everton?
The Mirror on Sunday set off alarm bells amongst Everton fans claiming that Leighton Baines is ready to leave Goodison Park.
Baines is 33, while he is under contract at Everton until 2019.
The way the Mirror tell the story, it’s Baines who is pushing for an Everton exit.
That’s rather surprising as most Everton fans would still consider Baines to be the best left-back at the club.
The Mirror claimed that Baines may be off to America. The Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire are reportedly keen on the defender.