While Everton has brought various huge names to Goodison Park this late spring, among players like Allan, Abdoulaye Doucouré, and James Rodríguez joining Carlo Ancelotti's squad, Niels Nkounkou didn't attract much attention.
The 20-year-old joined the Toffees for around £250k fromMarseille
's reserve squad and keeping in mind that he has played only one game in the Premier League, it's in the EFL Cup where he's truly become well known.
The Frenchman has been in the starting lineup in all three games, whichEverton
have prevailed rather easily, including a 4-1 thrashing of West Ham back in late September.
He likewise provided an assist in 5-2 success over Fleetwood Town, with numerous supporters acknowledging what the youth had to bring to the table.
The ongoing injury to Lucas Digne could drive him more into Premier League spells in weeks to come, which should go down well on Merseyside, however, he finds little admiration in southern France.
Among the individuals who aren't satisfied the adolescent was permitted to leave was Djiha from the Marseille-based rap band
, disclosing to Onze Mondial as much this month
“We were gutted. He was a crazy talent. It’s a shame. He made his choice. We see it every year. It’s the same at PSG. Youngsters leave the club and go elsewhere. For Isaac, it would have been complicated at Marseille.
“The manager would have made him wait. If everyone leaves, it’s for game time. It’s important for a youngster to express himself, but on that occasion, I don’t know what Marseille were doing. The same goes for Niels Nkounkou who left for Everton. We should have kept that youngster”.
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