If M’Baye Niang continues his strong World Cup start, Everton should snap him up soon

Everton are interested in signing AC Milan’s M’Baye Niang who impressed in Senegal’s opening game of the World Cup against Poland.

The forward spent the second half of the 2016/17 season on loan at Watford where he scored twice and assisting two in 16 Premier League games for the Hornets.

The Senegal international then spent last season on loan at Torino where he scored four goals and registered one assist during his spell at the Italian outfit.

The 22-year-old is valued at £9million on Transfermarkt but according to TalkSport, Watford were given the option to sign him for £15million and it is thought a similar offer could convince the Rossoneri to part with the striker.

M’Baye Niang statistics v Poland

Following his commanding performance against Poland in Senegal’s opening World Cup game, his stock could well rise.

Niang scored Senegal’s controversial second goal as he sprinted onto the pitch after an injury to intercept a back pass and round Poland’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

However, he had a strong all-round performance and was constantly a threat to the Polish defence.

He registered two shots, scoring with one, made one key pass and won two fouls for Senegal.

If he continues at this pace in the World Cup, his value would soar and if Everton are keen on bringing the pacy forward to Goodison Park, they would be wise to snap him up quickly.