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'Extra quality': Everton now want to sign 'special' Premier League midfielder - Romano
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'Extra quality': Everton now want to sign 'special' Premier League midfielder - Romano

Everton want to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Belgium international central midfielder Leander Dendoncker.

Fabrizio Romano says that the 27-year-old is among the list of players that the Toffees are considering to bolster their midfield ranks.

Everton have only signed James Tarkowski this summer, and need improvements in the engine room, not to mention a replacement for Richarlison.

Romano says Dendoncker has just one year remaining on his Molineux contract, but Wolves do have the option to trigger an extra one.

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Everton want Dendoncker

Wolves had a decent first season under Bruno Lage, but there is a degree of frustration among their fanbase about the club’s inability to regenerate the squad.

Lage still needs a more creative central midfielder to take his side to the next level, and perhaps the funds could be raised by selling Dendoncker.

It remains to be seen what the asking price would be given Dendoncker’s contract situation, but Everton need to be prudent in the market this summer.

Everton want Dendoncker

Former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo was a huge fan of Dendoncker as well, calling him a ‘special‘ during his Molineux reign.

He is an international with his best years ahead of him, more comfortable screening the defence, and even capable of playing at centre half.

But Wolves did use him to burst forward into the box at times last season, which underlines his physicality, even if his goal output needs to improve.

Everton need to crack on with transfer business, especially after their 4-0 defeat to Minnesota United earlier this week, and Dendoncker would be a solid, if potentially unspectacular, addition.

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