Paul Robinson has lauded Denzel Dumfries as Fabrizio Romano gave the latest on Everton’s pursuit of him in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Dumfries competition
There have been various reports throughout the window so far that the Goodison Park faithful are set to face competition from Inter Milan to sign Dumfries.
However, Italian football journalist and transfer expert Romano has recently given an update on his Twitch channel (via Football Insider), regarding talks of the Merseyside club signing the PSV ace, claiming that they have ‘gone quiet’.
The Latest: Robinson lauds Dumfries
Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson, former goalkeeper for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds United and England, has lauded Dumfries, and claimed that Rafa Benitez’s team should do everything that they can to sign him:
“Everton should do everything they can to get Dumfries.
“He was brilliant at the Euros and I think he was the best player for the Dutch.
“For the Netherlands he plays very high up the field and he showed that he can play wing-back as well as full-back. He can go forward and he can create.
“Everton will not be the only suitors. I think a number of Premier League clubs will be looking at him. If Everton can get him it would be a big coup.”
The Verdict: No-brainer
It is certainly a no-brainer that the Toffees should be going all out to try and sign Dumfries ahead of the likes of Inter in this window.
As Robinson rightfully points out, the right-back impressed at Euro 2020 with The Netherlands, scoring two goals in the group stages (Sofascore).
Should Everton sign Dumfries?
At club level, his attacking exploits are no different, scoring four times and making a further nine assists in 41 games over all competitions in the 2020/21 term (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, at 25 years of age, and being the captain of PSV, he is the perfect long-term successor to the ageing Seamus Coleman, and so the Blues should be all over a deal.
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