PSG join race for Everton target Gabriel

Last Updated: 17/07/20 3:52pm

Gabriel Magalhaes is seen as a possible replacement for Thiago Silva
Gabriel Magalhaes is seen as a possible replacement for Thiago Silva

Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes has been given more time to decide his future after Paris Saint-Germain joined Everton and Napoli in the race to sign the Brazilian defender.

The 22-year-old was expected to make a decision this week but the French champions have shown late interest and delayed the next move in his career.

PSG’s stalwart centre-back and fellow Brazilian Thiago Silva is out of contract and the club see Magalhaes as a potential replacement.

Everton have been battling with Napoli and two other unconfirmed clubs since the Ligue 1 season ended prematurely in April.

Gabriel has previously had brief loans with Troyes and Dinamo Zagreb
Gabriel has previously had brief loans with Troyes and Dinamo Zagreb

Sky Sports News reported in June that another Premier League club had made a bid for Lille’s player of the year, thought to be in excess of £22m.

Gabriel starred in a Lille side that finished fourth in Ligue 1, helping them secure a place in next season’s Europa League.

He joined the French club in 2017 after arriving from Brazil and has made 52 appearances since.

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Source : Sky Sports