Johnny Heitinga reacts when asked if Everton should sign Euro 2020 flyer, amid reports
Johnny Heitinga has told Stadium Astro that Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries would fit right in at Everton, amid reports. The Dutch star impressed on the right side of the Netherlands defence on Sunday night as the PSV Eindhoven ace helped his country finally overcome Ukraine 3-2.
PSV captain Dumfries scored the all-important winner as Netherlands finally won what has been by far, the most-entertaining match of Euro 2020 so far. With his country being pegged back level after going two goals ahead, Dumfries leaped highest to nod home a Nathan Ake cross late on.
His goalscoring pedigree is hardly a surprise. Last season, the PSV skipper had a hand in 13 goals during 41 games. That form has attracted interest from Everton according to Eindhovens Dagblad, in £13million-rated Dumfries. Heitinga thinks he has what it takes to join Everton.
“For me, he was the man of the match,” Heitinga told Stadium Astro – on their YouTube channel. “I just spoke with him, he’s not even tired. He was running on the right, up and down. How many times was he in the box? What a performance.”
“Asked about a move to Everton, Heitinga said: “He’s got the strength, he’s got the power. This is why, Euro 2020 is a stage for players to sell themselves. With his performance tonight, there will be more teams interested in him.”
Would Dumfries boost Everton, amid Heitinga claims?
Everton need a right-back, it goes without saying. Jonjoe Kenny’s future does not look to be at Everton – while Seamus Coleman is not the player he was. Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate are better at centre-back. So, Everton need a right-back and there are not many better than Dumfries.
On the market for a cheap-ish figure, Everton really need to get a move on. If he continues to shine at Euro 2020, his price tag is only going to increase. Perfect, but Everton need to move quickly.
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