According to 20 Minutes, Everton managerial target Christophe Galtier may actually only cost £4.3million to lure away from Lille.
The Toffees have yet to bring in a new manager having lost Carlo Ancelotti last week, but Galtier is emerging as a real candidate.
Galtier just won the Ligue 1 title with Lille, but is likely to leave due to mounting financial problems with the French side.
Everton’s interest in Galtier
BeFoot reported on Tuesday that Everton had initiated talks over a potential deal for Galtier with a move to Nice stalling.
This new report claims that Nice are only prepared to pay €3million (£2.6million) for Galtier, whereas Lille want €5million (£4.3million).
That price shouldn’t be an issue for Everton, and the cheap deal should be very enticing to Farhad Moshiri and co.
Would Galtier be a good appointment?
It’s hard to argue against such a move. Galtier managed to take down Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 title race, bringing glory to Lille against all odds.
Galtier’s team were impressive all season, and his ability to take a decent team and turn them into real challengers is exactly what Everton need.
He mostly played a 4-4-2 setup at Lille, which fits fairly well with the current Everton squad, and his record at Lille should put him near the top of Moshiri’s list – especially at such a reasonable price.
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