Report: Everton willing to match asking price to sign West Brom defender Christian Gamboa

Everton are interested in signing West Brom defender Gamboa.

The Costa Rican international is out of favour under Tony Pulis, and it has been reported by the Express and Star that Everton are willing to match his asking price to sign him this summer.

It was claimed by the Birmingham Mail yesterday that the Toffees were showing interest in moving for the right-back, and Gamboa, 25, now looks to be the subject of formal interest by the Toffees.

The full-back signed for the Baggies last summer, in what looked like a great piece of business by then boss Alan Irvine. Having just impressed at the World Cup with Costa Rica, he moved for a £2 million fee, but he totalled just 14 appearances in all - starting only one Premier League game.

He found his place in the squad under threat during Tony Pulis’s reign, and as the coach looks to rebuild his squad ahead of next season, there are doubts about Gamboa’s future.

The report states that the Baggies are open to selling him, and having signed the full-back for £2 million, are looking to recoup that same fee. Everton are willing to pay that requested £2 million, and it appears as if a deal is good to go through with both parties keen on the transfer.

There are no indications as to whether Gamboa is keen on a move to Everton, although after his campaign of struggle at the Hawthorns, he is likely to be looking for a move away this summer.

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