Ajax boss says injury will prevent Everton getting their hands on Ricardo van Rhijn

Kenny Tete has torn ankle ligaments and RvR is set to take his spot.

Everton are short in the right-back position. Seamus Coleman has just recovered from injury but in his absence the club resorted to Bryan Oviedo playing in the role - and he did not cover himself in glory.

That has seen Everton linked with Sam Byram, but he headed to West Ham, and since then Ajax defender Ricardo van Rhijn.

It was reported by the Mirror that Everton were interested in the player as a potential right-back option.

Unfortunately that will not be happening.

His manager Frank de Boer confirmed as much yesterday - suggesting the injury to current first-choice Kenny Tete has put the brakes on any move.

He is quoted as telling V-Bal:

"The injury of Tete has changed the situation. We know what we have to Ricardo. At this time, he should certainly not go away, "

The Ajax defender burst onto the scene in 2011 and went on to push Gregory van der Wiel out of the Ajax and Dutch starting XI.

He has now suffered that same fate. He is currently second choice at Ajax after the emergence of Tete and will want to be playing regular football.

But with Tete expected to be out for some time with torn ankle ligaments van Rhijn will now be hoping to catch the eye at Ajax once again.

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