A Dutch journalist has dropped an interesting update on Everton’s pursuit to try and sign Denzel Dumfries in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Coleman not getting younger
Given that Seamus Coleman is now 32, and will turn 33 years of age in October, the Merseyside club seriously need to start thinking about replacing him at right-back for the long-term.
Being the character that the Goodison skipper is, he will want someone to push him for his starting spot, and Dumfries could well be the answer.
The Latest: Dumfries update
Speaking on Dutch outlet Algemeen Dagblad’s podcast (via Sport Witness), journalist Mikos Gouna has claimed that Goodison Park faithful now face serious competition from Inter Milan to sign Dumfries, and also made a bold prediction with regards to the ace set to star for the Netherlands at Euro 2020:
“This boy will, of course, make a top transfer.
“I understand that Inter, for example, is also interested.
“He cost 5.5 million for PSV. Well, they will double that. They have already promised him that they will cooperate.”
The Verdict: Sign him
Dumfries scored a highly impressive four goals and supplied a further nine assists in 41 matches in total across all competitions in the 2020/21 season (Transfremarkt), showing just how much of an attacking threat he is, and at 25 years of age, is a lot younger then Coleman, and thus has a lot more time to continue to develop.
Should Everton sign Dumfries?
He is also the captain of his current club in PSV, similar to the Republic of Ireland international, meaning that leadership both on and off the pitch would not be lost if he took his starting place.
Marcel Brands is thought to be a big fan of his, which should give them even more of an incentive to sign him up.
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