In summer 2018, Everton were interested in signing Callum Lang from Wigan Athletic, according to ESPN.
The ex-Liverpool academy product had just returned from an impressive loan spell with lowly League Two side Morecambe.
His tally of 10 goals in 30 league matches helped the Shrimps stay in the Football League.
But Wigan managed to fend off interest from Everton, sending Lang back to League Two for another loan spell instead.
The 20-year-old moved to Oldham Athletic for the season and he has already improved on his tally for Morecambe.
In 43 games in all competitions, Lang has netted 14 goals and provided two assists for team-mates.
This included a brace in last night’s 2-0 win over high-flying Tranmere Rovers to lift Oldham into the top half.
Lang is a versatile forward, who has operated on both flanks and as a second striker for the Latics this season.
His goal tally shows just how deadly an attacking threat he can be and he has a very bright future.
Everton should consider rekindling their 2018 interest in Lang, who could be one for the future.
The jump from League Two to the Premier League would be too much for the youngster at the moment.
But with another loan spell, possibly in the Championship, Lang could prove to be a shrewd long-term purchase for the Toffees.