The father of Euro 2020 hero Denzel Dumfries didn’t rule out a move to Everton when asked about a potential switch to the Premier League, speaking to AD.
When it comes to the PSV Eindhoven captain, it’s fair to say the rampaging Dumfries is more an attacker than a defender, a wing-back who puts the emphasis on ‘wing’.
The 25-year-old may have started the game on the right-hand side of Frank de Boer’s defence during Sunday’s Group C thriller between the Netherlands and Ukraine, but he spent much of the next 90 minutes hanging around the opposition’s penalty area.
In fact, his dramatic 85th-minute winner came after Dumfries had missed two glorious chances from a similar position earlier in the game.
Will Everton sign Euro 2020 star Dumfries?
The former Sparta Rotterdam flyer has been arguably the finest full-back in the Eredivisie for a while but, after producing a stand-out performance on the biggest of stages, could Dumfries be rewarded with a big-money move to a major European league?
According to Eindhoven Dagblad, former PSV director Marcel Brands would love to reunite with Dumfries at Goodison Park, with Everton expected to launch a bid in the region of £13 million for a man who has already won over Toffees supporters.
But, when asked specifically about a potential move to Merseyside, the Dutchman’s father was as coy as they come.
Dumfries’ dad: ‘Disbelief and joy’
“I can’t say anything about that yet,” said Boris Dumfries.
“Now, (he must) first play a good European Championship with the Dutch national team and then we’ll see.
“(The winner against Ukraine) was an incredibly beautiful and emotional moment. That goal was the culmination of his unbridled effort.
“We were over the moon but at the same time it felt unreal for everyone in our family. Disbelief and joy.”
Having scored 13 goals from full-back in his past three seasons at PSV – including seven in 2019/20 – perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised to see Dumfries arrive at the far post to send the Johan Cruyff Arena into raptures.