Alex McLeish has dropped an Everton transfer claim on reported target Denzel Dumfries.
The Lowdown: Dumfries latest
However, the news outlet also claims that the Merseyside club are looking to raise funds first of all by selling players before making their move for the PSV ace.
The Latest: McLeish backs Dumfries to Everton
Speaking to Football Insider, McLeish, who is now a pundit after building a career as a manager in the Premier League, has claimed that Marcel Brands will want to sign Dumfries, and was particularly in awe of his displays at Euro 2020 so far with The Netherlands:
“Big, athletic player.
“Every time I watched that first game he was always in the box, coming in at the back post.
“Eventually he got a goal. I thought (he’s an) absolute massive talent in terms of athletic (ability). Good in the air as well.
“Another Dutch talent unearthed. Marcel will be heavily into that one.
“Coleman was an exciting player for Everton for many, many years.”
The Verdict: Sign him up
McLeish is not wrong when he claims that Brands will want to bring Dumfries to the Toffees, given his Dutch connections and the fact that there are already reports he is a big fan of the flying full-back.
Scoring two goals in the group stages from the right-back position (Sofascore), he has taken the Euros by storm so far, and will be looking to continue his fine form going into the knockouts.
Should Everton sign Dumfries?
Dumfries also scored four goals and supplied a further nine assists in 41 games across all competitions in the 2020/21 term at club level (Transfermarkt), further showing his attacking qualities and proving that this is not just a flash in the international tournament pan.
Nonetheless, being the captain of PSV at just 25 years of age, Dumfries would be the perfect long-term successor to Seamus Coleman with both his quality and leadership.
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