Everton have reportedly now asked about the possibility of signing Dwight McNeil this summer.
The Lowdown: Relegated
McNeil was relegated with Burnley on the final day of the Premier League season, meaning that he will play in the Championship next term unless the Clarets can find a suitable buyer.
Dubbed a ‘sensational player‘ by The Athletic journalist Andy Jones, there is no doubt that he is still capable of performing in the top flight, having racked up over 100 appearances in the division over five consecutive seasons, scoring seven goals and making a further 17 assists (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: Enquiry
Writing in his latest piece for 90min, transfer insider Graeme Bailey has revealed that the Goodison Park outfit have now ‘asked’ about the potential to sign McNeil, although they face heavy competition for his signature.
Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Brentford, West Ham United and Fulham are also thought to be eyeing up the Englishman following his relegation.
The Verdict: No-brainer
Given his experience in the Premier League, and the fact that he could now be available at a cut price after relegation, it is surely a no-brainer for the Merseyside club to go and sign McNeil.
They already look set to sign his teammate James Tarkowski, and so it should not take long for him to settle in and adapt to life under Frank Lampard.
The 22-year-old actually shares the same agent as both Anthony Gordon and Andros Townsend, and so this is a deal that shouldn’t be too difficult to negotiate if the Toffees want it.
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