In the footsteps of Dele Alli, Ryan Ledson is the player Everton should not have sold last summer

Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic in action with Oxford United's Ryan Ledson

The Everton alumni is now coming good at Oxford United.

Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic in action with Oxford United's Ryan LedsonNewcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic in action with Oxford United's Ryan Ledson

Everton fans will be reasonably pleased with the club’s season and that good feeling started in the summer.

A new manager and new investment left Everton fans excited at what was to come. Some new faces arrived whilst some deadweight was shifted.

But Everton fans will rightly not feel all the players who left should have gone. Some would argue to the hilt regarding John Stones. However, the one player Everton should not have sold in the summer is midfielder Ryan Ledson.

The 19-year-old joined League One side Oxford United on a three-year deal in the summer. The teenager himself made the decision to leave the club as he looks to play more regular first-team football but Everton, especially when they see how well Tom Davies has progressed, must be wishing they kept him on board.

England U17's Ryan Ledson (R) celebrates after scoring their first goalEngland U17's Ryan Ledson (R) celebrates after scoring their first goal

Ledson, an England youth international who made his club debut against Kuban Krasnodar in 2014, has just been awarded the EFL Young Player of the Month award - following in the prestigious footsteps of Dele Alli, Victor Moses and Moussa Dembele.

If there is one player Everton sold last summer they must wish they kept, then Ledson is the player in question.

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