Report: Everton still considering bid for Adama Soumaoro; could their £18m be spent better?

Lille's French defender Adama Soumaoro (L) vies with Olympique de Marseille's French midfielder Remy Cabella during the French L1 football match between Lille OSC (LOSC) and Marseille on...

Everton are reportedly still interested in Lille's Adama Soumaoro.

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Javier Pastore (L) holds his face as he falls next to Lille's defender Bakary Soumaoro, after being hit during the French L1 football match...

According to Sky Sports, Everton are still weighing up a move to sign Lille defender Adama Soumaoro during this month's transfer window.

The Toffees have secured one signing this month, as manager Sam Allardyce swooped to make his first addition on Friday, bringing in striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas.

However, Allardyce may yet look to bring in another signing this month, and adding another centre back to challenge with veterans Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka may be a priority.

Nantes' Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala (L) challenges Lille's French defender Adama Soumaoro during the French L1 football match between Nantes and Lille at the Beaujoire stadium in...

The Daily Mail recently reported that Everton were stepping up their interest in Lille defender Adama Soumaoro, and Sky Sports now claim that the Toffees are still considering a move.

As reported by the Daily Mail in 2016, Allardyce wanted to bring Soumaoro to Sunderland, and is seemingly still keen on the £18million-rated centre back.

Soumaoro, 25, has come up through the ranks with Lille, and has made seven appearances this season, with injuries somewhat limiting him so far this term.

Lille's French defender Adama Soumaoro (L) vies with Olympique de Marseille's French midfielder Remy Cabella during the French L1 football match between Lille OSC (LOSC) and Marseille on...

He still appears to be on Allardyce's radar though, and fans may be left wondering whether Everton could spend their money a little more wisely if the £18million fee is true.

Allardyce does already have Jagielka, Williams, Mason Holgate and Michael Keane at his disposal, and with another left back and possibly another central midfielder still needed, splashing the cash on a centre back with a limited track record may not be Everton's wisest decision right now.

Lille's French defender Adama Soumaoro (R) fights for the ball with Caen's French midfielder Julien Feret (L) during the French L1 football match between Caen (SMC) and Lille (LOSC) on...

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