Everton have been given a boost in their pursuit of Denzel Dumfries in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Dumfries wanted
There have been numerous reports over the past few weeks of Dumfries being wanted at Goodison Park.
Bild claimed (via Sport Witness) that the Merseyside club are among the ‘hottest contenders’ to sign the PSV right-back as they look to try and find a long-term replacement for the ageing Seamus Coleman.
The Latest: Dumfries boost
Speaking to Algemeen Dagblad, PSV manager Roger Schmidt has gifted Rafa Benitez’s team a boost in their pursuit of Dumfries, as he talked about the futures of both him and Donyell Malen.
He said: “I no longer expect them to return to De Herdgang. It was already clear after last season that they wanted to take a step abroad. I still expect that.”
The Verdict: Sign now!
Given his dazzling displays at Euro 2020, in which he scored two goals in the group stage from right-back (Sofascore), there is sure to be a lot of interest from a number of top European clubs in signing Dumfries, especially after the comments from his manager.
Described as an ‘absolute massive talent’ by pundit and former Premier League manager Alex McLeish when speaking to Football Insider last month, the Dutchman also scored four goals and supplied nine assists in 41 matches across all competitions in the 2020/21 season at club level (Transfermarkt), further showcasing his attacking credentials.
Should Everton sign Dumfries?
The Toffees will surely need to act fast if they are to get this deal over the line.
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