Trio target Everton youngster Ryan Ledson on loan

HITC Sport understands the Everton midfielder is a target for a number of clubs on loan.

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

Everton midfielder Ryan Ledson is a target for a number of Championship and League One clubs on loan next season, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Ledson enjoyed a successful spell out on loan at League Two side Cambridge United last season and Everton are considering farming him out again so that he can get some regular first-team football under his belt.

The 18-year-old made 27 appearances for Cambridge last season after joining the club in November and his performances caught the attention of several clubs higher up the football pyramid.

Oxford United manager Michael Appleton

Ledson is highly regarded within the corridors of power at Goodison Park, making his first-team debut for the club against Krasnodar in the Europa League in December 2014.

The skilful midfielder has also represented England at every youth level from under-16 up to under-19 and is seen as a future star for club and country.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom and assistant manager Tommy Wright celebrate with the trophy  after winning the Sky Bet Football League One Play-Off Final

Championship new boys Barnsley are understood to be interested in taking Ledson on loan, while League One duo Millwall and newly-promoted Oxford United have made enquiries about the midfielder's availability.

New manager Ronald Koeman poses with a Everton jersey after the press conference

It remains to be seen if new Everton boss Ronald Koeman will be willing to sanction a move for Ledson as he is set to evaluate his squad before making any decisions on loaning out any young players.

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