Journalist Jacque Talbot has revealed that Frank Lampard is still ‘keen’ on signing Luke Shaw for Everton.
The Lowdown: Summer ‘talks’
Talbot has shared that the Goodison Park outfit, along with Leicester City and another unnamed club, all held ‘talks’ with the England left-back over a potential move in the summer.
He adds that Shaw actually wants a new five-year deal at Manchester United, even though the development of summer signing Tyrell Malacia ‘could hamper’ the 27-year-old’s starting place under Erik ten Hag.
The Latest: Lampard still ‘keen’ on Shaw
Taking to Twitter, Talbot has also revealed that Lampard ‘remains keen’ on bringing Shaw to Everton, leaving the door open for a potential deal in the January transfer window, should the defender not sign a new contract at Old Trafford.
The journalist said: “Told Luke Shaw did have talks with Leicester City and Everton over the summer – plus one more side. Everton manager Frank Lampard remains keen on the England LB but player hoping for a contract extension at Old Trafford, which runs out next year – plus option of one more.”
The Verdict: Smart move?
Given that Ruben Vinagre is only at Everton on loan, Shaw could provide some quality long-term competition to Vitaliy Mykolenko at left-back.
Once dubbed a ‘machine‘ by Lampard himself, the 27-year-old has made 227 senior appearances for Man United and has been capped 23 times by the England national team (Transfermarkt), highlighting his experience of playing at the highest level.
If he can keep himself injury-free, something with which he has had problems over the course of his career, Shaw could be another smart acquisition to an Everton backline which has already been boosted by the experience of Conor Coady and James Tarkowski.