The Netherlands are proving to be a solid side at the Euros this summer and one of their standout player by far has been Denzel Dumfries with two goals, one assist and two clean sheets to his name in his opening two appearances.
That will only increase the price PSV Eindhoven will be wanting for the reported Everton target, according to former Toffees defender Michael Ball.
Everton are in desperate need of a new right-back with club captain Seamus Coleman able to do a job for the Toffees, but he is not the type of attacking defender that will give them a new way of getting forward.
Should Everton sign Dumfries?
Coleman is more of a traditional full-back that likes to put his foot in first and then think about getting forward, which could not be more different than Dumfries who might as well be playing as a right-winger during this summer’s tournament, and Everton will have to pay big money to bring him to the Premier League.
There is always a handful of players that make a name for themselves off the back of international tournaments and Dumfries has certainly done that after just two games, which is good for PSV but not for clubs like Everton who are interested in the defender, and have been for a while, that’s according to Ball who spoke exclusively to Transfer Tavern:
“He was probably up there to be moving to a top club maybe 18 months ago as he was talking to Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, but he probably hasn’t hit the heights expected of him in recent times.
“This is a massive step for him to show the world what he’s all about and PSV are happy for him to play at the Euros and gamble on him doing well because they will get top money.”
Dumfries also has a contract with PSV until 2023 so they are certainly not in a place where they must sell the 25-year old this summer but it could be difficult to fight off potential interest if he keeps up this amazing run of form.
Coleman is 32-year old now and with the Premier League getting faster and more attack-minded every season, and ageing full-back could easily be a target of weakness for any team that Everton come up against.
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