Paddy Kenny has dropped a warning on Mason Holgate’s Everton future following a transfer development.
The Lowdown: Holgate may be sold
As per Football Insider, the Goodison Park club are prepared to let the former Barnsley man leave in order to gather up the funds to pursue an A-list central defender.
Should Mina play ahead of Holgate or Keane at Everton?
The Merseysiders already have Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane and Yerry Mina on their books, and so Holgate would not really be needed if they were to sign another centre-back.
The Latest: Kenny would not sell Holgate
Speaking to Football Insider after being told that Carlo Ancelotti is understood to be unconvinced by Holgate and is duly willing to listen to offers for him in the upcoming summer transfer window, Kenny has claimed that it would be a bad idea for Everton to sell the 24-year-old.
The former Sheffield United goalkeeper said:
“I think this would be totally short-sighted.
“I’ve always rated him. He’s a good player, he’s versatile, he’s still pretty young as well.
“Sometimes if you haven’t got any funds, you’ve got to move people on. But sometimes the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
“They might let him go and pay loads for someone else who isn’t as good. We’ll have to wait and see what happens but they should definitely look to be careful with this one.”
The Verdict: Everton should listen to offers
While the Toffees should not look to sell Holgate straight away, they should at least listen to offers for the 24-year-old if they are determined to go out and buy a top-quality centre-back.
Holgate had made fewer clearances and had a lower pass success rate on average than Godfrey, Keane and Mina in the Premier League before today’s clash at Manchester City (Whoscored). He has also made a few costly errors of late which have led to goals, most notably against Tottenham and Aston Villa.
If it means getting someone better in his place, the Blues should certainly consider a high offer for Holgate, despite Kenny’s pleas to the contrary.
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