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Everton making a move for Carlos Mane is a gamble they don't need to take

Sporting's forward Carlos Mane during the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play-off first leg match between Sporting CP and CSKA Moscow at Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 18, 2015 in...

Everton are reported to be looking at Carlos Mane.

Sporting's forward Carlos Mane during the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play-off first leg match between Sporting CP and CSKA Moscow at Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 18, 2015 in...

Everton are reported by TeamTalk to be keen on a move for Sporting Lisbon winger Carlos Mane.

Mane played under Marco Silva, in fact he made more appearances under him than any boss in his career so far.

Watford's Portuguese head coach Marco Silva shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford...

In 41 games he scored nine goals and provided six assists, and while Mane should be keen on a reunion, it just is not a move Everton need to make.

Mane has a terrible recent injury record, failing to play a single game in 2017/18.

Jefferson Nascimento and Carlos Mane of Sporting Club de Portugal during the 2015 Cape Town Cup match between Ajax Cape Town and Sporting Lisbon at Cape Town Stadium on July 24, 2015 in...

His last match was on loan at Stuttgart in April 2017, before he underwent a knee operation.

Everton need their signings to make immediate impacts, and Mane faces an uphill climb if he was to join, simply to get match fit.

The 24-year-old represented Portugal at every youth level but has not been able to kick on and earn a senior cap and he was considered expendable by Sporting even before his injury.

Everton may feel they need a top quality winger, but Mane is not that player.

They have options already and Mane is not the upgrade they need if they are going to challenge the top six.

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