Noel Whelan has dropped a very interesting transfer claim about whether Everton should go out and sign Tariq Lamptey.
As per The Athletic writer and transfer guru David Ornstein, the Goodison Park faithful, as well as Arsenal and Manchester City, are still interested in signing the former Chelsea right-back despite him recently putting pen to paper on a new deal at Brighton and Hove Albion.
Should Everton sign Lamptey?
When asked by Football Insider about who he can see Lamptey playing for in the future, Whelan claimed:
“I think he is destined for a top-six club.
“I have loved Lamptey since he come onto the scene. He is very exciting, loads of energy, gets forward, gets in good areas, creates chances, box-to-box and has a goal in him. He is such an exciting young player.
“When you look at your Man Citys and Evertons (they) have right-backs coming to the back end of their careers, Lamptey would give them another option – and let’s not rule out Spurs.
“It is bizarre why Chelsea let him go. He is a very exciting player and even in the small window that we have seen of him, you can tell a lot of big clubs will be looking at him. They will want him because he brings so much.
“He gets into better positions than Wan Bissaka and he gives you more attacking presence.”
Lamptey would be a good signing by Everton
With Seamus Coleman getting on now at 32 years of age, the Merseyside club will surely have to look for a replacement for the Republic of Ireland international sooner rather than later.
Lamptey could well be that man, as at just 20-years-old, he still has plenty of time to grow and develop as a football player.
He has also shown the quality that he could bring to the Toffees in the Premier League in the 2020/21 term, winning no fewer than 5.7 of his duels while also averaging 1.7 interceptions, 1.5 tackles and 1.2 successful dribbles a game so far (Sofascore).
The England U21 international could well be a perfect fit for the Blues, but they may face a lot of competition for his signature.
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