April 13, 2024

A new report claims that Everton is considering bringing a bright young player back to the Premier League for the summer.

Everton’s season so far

The Toffees have made a disappointing start to the new campaign having won just four, drawn two and lost seven of their opening 13 fixtures, and whilst things haven’t been going as hoped on the pitch, they have been a lot worse off it.

Victories Draws Defeats
Brentford (3-1) Sheffield United (2-2) Fulham (1-0)
Bournemouth (3-0) Brighton and Hove Albion (1-1) Aston Villa (4-0)
West Ham United (1-0) Wolves (1-0)
Crystal Palace (3-2) Arsenal (1-0)
Luton Town (2-1)
Liverpool (2-0)
Manchester United (3-0)

Sean Dyche’s team was recently docked ten points for violating the premier league’s profit and sustainability regulations. This puts them in the relegation zone and second from the bottom of the standings.

The Goodison Park team may therefore be constrained in their market activity come January, but they have their sights set on adding new players later in the summer, and they have identified right-winger Kasey McAteer of Leicester City as a possible top target.

The Foxes star advanced through the club’s youth ranks to be called up to the first squad, where he has made 17 senior games overall (Transfermarkt – McAteer statistics). The owner has taken notice of the 22-year-old’s play.

Farhad Moshiri monitoring Kasey McAteer

Football Transfers reports that Everton and Crystal Palace are keeping an eye on McAteer as both parties contemplate approaching him in the hopes that a deal may become available the following summer.

Everton and Crystal Palace are monitoring Leicester City’s Kasey McAteer, FootballTransfers can reveal. Sources have informed us that Everton’s league position will be a factor in any decision that McAteer makes. His ambition is to be in the Premier League and does not wish to sign for a club that could drop back down to the Championship.

“McAteer is also enjoying his time at Leicester during their push for promotion and it’s thought that any move may be made in the summer transfer window instead of halfway through the season.”


Everton could recruit “extreme talent” in McAteer

McAteer has scored five goals in 13 appearances across all competitions this season, demonstrating his ability to seriously threaten the opposition’s defense in the final third even if he lacks a ton of senior experience.

Having played in eight different positions across the pitch since the beginning of his career, including the left and right flanks, four midfield roles, and two defense roles, the Northampton-born starlet is also a versatile operator. Dyche would undoubtedly love the opportunity to shape that versatility to suit his needs.

Josh Bunting, a journalist, praised Enzo Maresca for his “extreme talent.” He also only makes £5k a week (Leicester salaries), which makes him a nice and affordable option to bring on board. If finances allow, chiefs should pursue this deal at the end of the current campaign.

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