Traore obtains work permit

Monaco striker Lacina Traore's expected move to Everton is a major step closer after the club obtained a work permit for the Ivory Coast international.

Last Updated: 21/01/14 at 22:21 Post Comment

Lacina Traore: Work permit obtained

Lacina Traore: Work permit obtained

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez wants to bring the 23-year-old to Goodison Park until the end of the season, and only the formalities with Monaco remain to be tied up.

"Everton confirm they have been granted a work permit for Lacina Traore," said a spokesman.

"Talks are ongoing with Monaco to secure the 23-year-old's services."

Martinez confirmed his interest following Monday's 1-1 draw at West Brom, saying: "Lacina is a player who I really like and is someone who would fit in really well in the role we want the player to come in.

"He is a very talented footballer. He is only 23 and has already had a couple of moves (totalling) nearly £30 million, but every work permit is a difficult one and we will try our best."

Traore is 6'8" tall, and is a replacement for Nikica Jelavic, who departed for Hull last week.

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