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Everton must secure signing of £13.5m-rated long-term Leighton Baines replacement

Everton fans here and around the Transfer Tavern are licking their lips at the sight of Luke Shaw falling out of favour at Manchester United, seeing it as a perfect option to improve their own defence. 

Leighton Baines has been one of Everton’s most consistent players over the years but the Toffees must snatch at the chance to grab a long-term replacement for the 33-year-old. This season, Baines had to fight through a long injury lay-off to get back into the starting 11 but what a difference he makes on the pitch. His leadership qualities are incredible and his awareness for the game likewise, Everton really have been blessed to have someone like Leighton Baines for all these years.

Finally though at the tender age of 33, Everton must come to the realisation that soon, he will need replacing. It almost seems like fate that Luke Shaw has fallen out with United boss Jose Mourinho because, now, the Toffees should go all out for the Englishman this summer as he is bound to be available.

Valued at £13.50 million on Transfermarkt, Shaw could prove to be an absolute bargain for Everton given that Mourinho isn’t too fond of his abilities.

Everton have struggled defensively for big chunks of this season but now that Luke Shaw seems sure to be on his way out of Old Trafford, this summer could prove the perfect time to improve their defence as they target European football once again next time out.

Our fans believe this would be a great deal for both parties but Jose Mourinho will be sure to be embarrassed if Luke Shaw does reach his very high potential.


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