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Everton should join Manchester United in hunt for Middlesbrough starlet Tavernier

Jose Mourinho has a reputation for not being particularly good at developing young players but he wants Middlesbrough’s teenage winger Marcus Tavernier at Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.

The English flier has trained with Gareth Southgate’s senior squad already and despite not appearing to be the type of player Tony Pulis prefers, has muscled his way into the Welshman’s Boro plans.

Over a year ago, Everton were among the clubs reportedly eyeing up a swoop when Tavernier first burst onto the scene under Garry Monk.

His star faded briefly once Pulis was appointed but his second wind and reported interest from United should spur Everton into action again.

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If Richarlison continues up front, Marco Silva will need depth out on the left to rival Bernard, who could also switch to the right to replace the underwhelming Theo Walcott if needed.

Tavernier’s versatility would allow him to cover Lucas Digne at left back as well; as well as link up with the host of young English talent Silva already has at his disposal.

Those factors should allow Silva to offer a package that may match what his countryman can offer under his faltering Old Trafford regime.


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