The following Leeds United, Derby County and Charlton Athletic youngsters could be of interest to Everton.
If recent reports are to be believed, Everton are on a country-wide search for the best young talents.
Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford, Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall and Charlton Athletic’s Ademola Lookman, said to be closing in on a January move to Goodison Park, are among those linked with the Toffees in recent weeks, and there are plenty more where they came from…
Could these Charlton, Derby County and Leeds United stars fit the bill for Everton boss Ronald Koeman?
Ezri Konsa (Charlton)
Lookman is not the only emerging Valley prospect, with centre-back Konsa also said to have courted Premier League interest. The 18-year-old has played 14 times for the Addicks to date and will is likely to relish working under new boss Karl Robinson, the man who nurtured Brendan Galloway and Dele Alli at Milton Keynes Dons. Everton, who will need to replace the ageing legs of Phil Jagielka before long, could again benefit from the Scouser’s tuition.
Max Lowe (Derby County)
The left-back made his debut earlier this year and has developed into a Derby regular under the returning Steve McClaren. Incredibly, Lowe has won every Rams game in which he has started, but could prove difficult to snare, having signed up until 2020 earlier this year. Could he succeed Leighton Baines at Goodison?
Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United)
Trusted by Leeds boss Garry Monk from the very beginning, Vieira has very much taken after his namesake – the former Arsenal and France midfielder – to establish himself as one of the Championship’s best in that position. The 18-year-old, who recently convinced twin brother Romario to join him at Elland Road, was spotted playing for non-league Tadcaster Albion a year and a half ago and another step up might not be far away.