Everton and Liverpool are both reportedly keen on Ezri Konsa.

Ezri Konsa of Charlton Athletic

According to The Mirror, Everton and Liverpool are set for a battle over the signature of Everton defender Ezri Konsa during the January transfer window.

Charlton’s academy has produced the likes of Carl Jenkinson, Scott Parker, Harry Arter, Jonjo Shelvey and Kasey Palmer in recent years, with another impressive youngster now making his way up through the ranks at The Valley.

Defender Konsa, 19, joined Charlton at the age of just 12 having been born in nearby Newham, and he has become a first-team player over the last year.

Ezri Konsa of Charlton Athletic in action with Alex Revell of Northampton Town

After making 39 appearances in all competitions last season, Konsa has played ten times this term, becoming an important figure under Karl Robinson.

An England Under-20 international, the centre back is now attracting major interest having been tipped for a huge future, with two Premier League clubs believed to be battling for his signature.

According to The Mirror, Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool are both interested in signing Konsa ahead of the January transfer window, having both raided Charlton in recent years.

Jurgen Klopp and Ronald Koeman

Liverpool snapped up Charlton youth product Joe Gomez in 2015, before Everton landed Addicks wonderkid Ademola Lookman in January of this year, meaning Konsa could reunite with one of his former team-mates.

 

Charlton will hope for a huge price for one of their top young talents though, and with both teams potentially seeking defensive reinforcements, Konsa makes sense as a talent for the future who can be developed in the top flight.

 

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