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Report and reaction: Everton and Watford linked with La Liga midfielder



Everton and Watford are keen to sign Slovakian midfielder stanislav Lobotka, according to Le10Sport magazine, (via Liverpool Echo newsfeed 11.37am 4/1/19)

The 24-year-old generally plays as a deep-lying midfielder, but is comfortable anywhere in the middle of the park.

Lobotka has been capped 14-times for the Slovakian national team, and was reportedly subject to interest from Spurs and PSG last summer and  earlier this season, according to The Sun.

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Celta are keen to keep him at Abanca-Balaidos, but a bid in excess of £20m could make them seriously consider selling.

The Slovakian joined Celta from Danish superliga club FC Nordsjaelland, for a fee of £4.5m.

Celta are 11th in the La Liga table at present. Losing a key player would be a gamble without an able replacement.

The Sky Blues still have aspirations to climb the table and clinch a Europa League spot for next season.

Everton would welcome another midfield addition, with James McCarthy linked with a loan move away to regain fitness.

Watford would see Lobotka as a possible replacement for Abdoulaye Doucoure.  The Daily Mail claim the Frenchmen could return to his homeland, in a £50m move to PSG. Although, The Hornets will reject the bid.