Has Ezri Konsa paved way for Everton move with Charlton Athletic display?

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on December 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Premier League giants Everton sent a scout to watch charlton Athletic youngster Ezri Konsa in action against Blackburn Rovers in League One.

Ezri Konsa of Charlton Athletic looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton Athletic and Peterborough United at The Valley on November 28, 2017 in London, England.

One year after Everton completed the signing of Ademola Lookman, The Toffees look set to raid Charlton Athletic again for their latest fresh-faced teenage talent.

According to the Liverpool Echo, The Toffees’ chief scout Martyn Glover travelled to Ewood Park on Saturday to watch Charlton’s narrow 2-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers – and it was The Addicks highly-rated centre-back who was the reason for his visit.

Konsa, who helped England win the Under-20 World Cup this summer, is admired by Everton boss Sam Allardyce and the 63-year-old hopes to get the deal done in January with other clubs, including Arsenal, circling.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

And, despite Charlton going down 2-0, the 20-year-old’s performance against Blackburn will have left Everton in no doubt about why Addicks boss Karl Robinson claimed that Konsa is “the best young centre-back in the country, fact,”, as reported by The Sun.

Like fellow Valley graduate Joe Gomez, Konsa is a player with maturity well beyond his years. He is a classy and intelligent defender – epitomised against Blackburn as he chased down Joe Nutall and produced a perfectly timed goal saving challenge with the score still 1-0.

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo of Charlton Athletic moves forward with the ball away from Michael Smith of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League One match betweenNorthampton Town and Charlton...

Though Konsa did not have a perfect evening in Lancashire, giving the ball away once or twice and looking shaky on occasions, there were enough signs to suggest that this is a boy with real talent.

So if Everton fans can overlook the odd moment of youthful naivety, chief scout Glover should provide Allardyce and co with a glowing recommendation.

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