Everton are reportedly in pole position to sign Denzel Dumfries in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Coleman replacement needed
Given that Seamus Coleman is now 32 years of age, and will turn 33 near the start of the new season in October, the Goodison Park faithful really need to start thinking about replacing him for the longer term.
At just 25 and also captain of his own club in PSV, Dumfries could well be an ideal fit.
The Latest: Everton eye Dumfries
However, given that he has been picked for the Netherlands for their Euro 2020 squad, a lot more clubs are likely to join the race come the end of the tournament if he performs well.
The Verdict: No brainer
It is surely a no brainer for the Toffees to go out and sign Dumfries, as he could well turn out to be the perfect long-term replacement for Coleman.
The right-back, currently valued at £14.4m by Transfermarkt, scored a very impressive four goals and made a further nine assists in 41 games in total over all competitions (Transfremarkt), showing just how much of a threat he is going forward from defence.
Should Everton sign Dumfries?
Being the captain of a club with huge domestic expectations in PSV, he would also bring extra leadership qualities, and at 25, he is also of a good age as opposed to the 32-year-old Coleman.
Marcel Brands is thought to be a big fan, and it is not hard to see why.
Nonetheless, it is surely a no brainer for the Blues to bring in Dumfries, before he starts to attract attention from top clubs during the Euros.
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