Djalo Firmly on Everton’s Radar

Sporting winger Yannick Djalo is reportedly at the end of some serious interest from Liverpool-based club, Everton. Everton and Tottenham were said to be interested earlier in the season, but nothing came of it. Now, Everton are reportedly launching a 4-million Euro bid for the winger, who has been in sporadic form this season, like every season. Everton, however, are in desperate need of a striker. Everton’s strikers have scored just four goals between them in the league this season, out of 23 goals scored by the team. That appalling statistic sums up Everton’s season so far, with the team relying mostly on their midfield for their goals. Everton must be hoping to put a stop to that by bringing in Yannick, who will bring some speed and flair to a hapless front-line, that is-if he plays well.

Yannick Tracked by English Clubs

Sporting forward Yannick Djalo,who is reportedly unhappy with his situation at Sporting, is being tracked by a host of English clubs. Yannick, as he is called, was supposedly very close to a move to Tottenham in the summer, but the move never materialized. Genoa, more recently, were said to be interested in the 24 year-old. Reports suggest that Tottenham, Fulham, and Everton are now in a race for his signature. These reports also suggest that these clubs are much more interested now than they were during the summer, so a move may be more likely.

Genoa to Tie Up Yannick Deal

Italian big-spenders Genoa are reportedly tabling a bid for Sporting Lisbon winger Yannick Djalo. Genoa were supposedly preparing a bid for him during the summer transfer window, but the move never materialized. Now, Genoa officials have flown to Portugal with the hope of finalizing a deal to bring him to Italy. Promising Belenenses midfielder, Pele, who is about to turn 19 this upcoming week, is also being courted by the Italian club. Genoa reportedly failed to pay for Kevin-Prince Boateng after his 5 million pound move from Portsmouth, so I find it hard to believe that they can afford Yannick and Pele.

Yannick Drafted In

Sporting forward Yannick Djalo has replaced the injured Varela ahead of Portugal’s upcoming Euro 2012 qualification match against Cyprus. Varela was injured while in duty for Porto, so Yannick was called up. Yannick has been in great form lately, scoring against Brondby in the Europa League, and more recently against Naval in the Liga Zon Sagres. More importantly, Yannick has grown incredibly as a player in the past year. “I was surprised by the call. [I] Was focused on my club and I honestly did not expect to be called,” said Djalo. When asked about the imminent Euro 2012 qualification campaign, Yannick replied simply and accurately: “We are still at an early stage, but Portugal is always forbidden to lose points.”