Marca recently reported that there has been no progress in contract talks between Barcelona and striker Munir El Haddadi.
The 23-year-old’s current contract at the Camp Nou is set to expire at the end of the season, and as of January he shall be free to agree a summer free transfer to another club by means of a pre-contract agreement.
Although the Catalan giants are keen to hang onto Munir, the once-capped Spain international may feel that he will have to contend with a lack of game time should he remain with the Blaugrana.
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If Munir wants to play week in week out, he must either seek a loan move or a permanent switch away from Barcelona as soon as possible.
With the prospect of a pre-contract approaching, plenty of Premier League clubs would be wise to try and tempt Munir to agree to join them as a free agent at the end of the season. Everton, in particular, would do well to secure his services.
Everton have made a habit of snapping up Barcelona outcasts in recent seasons, with Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne all having joined the Toffees in the last summer window alone.
Munir could be the latest addition to Everton’s collection of Barcelona stars. There is certainly room for the forward in Marco Silva’s set-up at Goodison Park. With striker Cenk Tosun having failed to impress at all since his January move to Merseyside, the chance to lead the line for the Toffees is up for grabs.
Proving his worth in the Premier League is exactly what Munir needs to do to take his career to the next level. His record of 11 goals and 11 assists in 53 career appearances for Barcelona ought to also excite Everton supporters.
What do you think, Everton fans, would securing Munir on a pre-contract agreement be a smart January move?