Everton are reportedly eyeing a move for Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Midfielders may be needed
The Toffees may duly need to strengthen in the middle of the park as they look to try and qualify for European competition at the end of next season.
The Latest: Maitland-Niles eyed
As per the Daily Mail, Everton are reportedly interested in signing Maitland-Niles, along with Southampton.
The 23-year-old is set to leave Arsenal as they cannot guarantee that he will be able to play in his preferred position in midfield.
The Verdict: Sign
Maitland-Niles is always a good squad player to have, given that he can play in a number of different positions. That alone should prompt the Blues to try and sign him if available, although he would no less be a handy option to have in the centre of midfield.
Should Everton sign Maitland-Niles?
Capped five times at senior international level for England, Maitland-Niles would also add to Everton’s homegrown quota, and at 23 years of age, he still has a lot of potential. He has impressed with some of his displays over the past few months, with Stuart Pearce describing him as ‘outstanding’ last autumn.
With the Saints also interested in his signature, Everton must act fast if they are to get their man.
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