Who is Niels Nkounkou? Lowdown on the last signing of Everton and Marcel Brands

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Everton officially finalized the signing of young defender Niels Nkounkou from Marseille.The teenager is the first signing of the Blues of the summer and the second in the reign of Carlo Ancelotti, after the arrival of Jarrad Branthwaite from Carlisle United in January.

Nkounkou is expected to be part of the U-23 team at Everton, David Unsworth losing left-back Matthew Foulds after his contract expires this summer.

But what do we know more about the latest arrival at Goodison Park?

Last name: Niels Nkounkou

Age: 19

Position: Leaving behind

Nationality: French

Clubs: Nkounkou began his career with the French club Stade Brest, passing through the ranks of the club’s young people before signing for Marseille in 2017.

He did not make a single appearance as a first team for Marseille, but appeared on the bench twice this season before leaving to join Everton.

International caps: Nkounkou represents France and has been selected twice for the country’s under-19s.

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Forces: The greatest strength of Nkounkou is undoubtedly his versatility, the 19-year-old is able to play in the left back or in the midfield on the wing.

Given this versatility, another impressive asset is its speed and its ability to beat the opposition’s defenses from a standing start.

Nkounkou’s style of play is probably a modern back, playing effectively as a defensive end.

Definitely a player who will be delighted to see Goodison in the near future.

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