The Lowdown: Elanga struggling for game-time
With the Red Devils signing Antony for £86m in last summer’s transfer window, and Alejandro Garnacho bursting onto the scene, appearing in their last eight matches in the Premier League, the Swede’s game-time has become increasingly limited of late.
The 20-year-old has been an unused substitute for the last three top-flight games, failing to start in the league since the 2-1 win at Fulham in November. That has led to rumours that he could exit Old Trafford, with Frank Lampard said to have discussed him as a potential option for Everton prior to his sacking this afternoon.
The Latest: Everton interested in Elanga
Romano was speaking to GIVEMESPORT about where the 20-year-old’s future may lie.
The Italian outlined: “For Anthony Elanga, Everton are still interested. They would love to sign the player, as would Borussia Dortmund. So these two clubs are interested.”
The Verdict: Get it done?
Hailed as ‘sensational‘ by reporter Alex Turk, the speedster – who was singled out by Bryan Robson as United’s fastest player – has shown some promising signs in a Red Devils shirt, weighing in with an assist against bitter rivals Liverpool earlier this season. However, it is questionable whether he is the signing that Everton need right now.
The Toffees need players with a little bit more experience, given that the threat of relegation is currently looming, and they have been linked with other attackers who have a better recent history of weighing in with goals and assists.
One such player is Tete, who is bang in form at the moment, amassing six goals and five assists in 19 appearances for Lyon this season, giving off every indication that he would be able to hit the ground running at Goodison Park.
That is a vast improvement on the one assist totalled by Elanga this term, so while the Swedish youngster may be a good long-term option, Everton should wait until at least the end of the season before attempting to sign him.