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What next for Mason Holgate at Everton?

The England under-21 international risks becoming a forgotten man at Everton.

Mathew Nash



There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks regarding Everton’s transfer options for the summer. One area in particular that needs work is at the back. It seems as though Ashley Williams can leave the club, the Welshman woefully out of form for much of last season. There are also question marks over the future of Ramiro Funes Mori. Phil Jagielka’s best years are behind him and that leaves Everton short at centre-back.

But one player who hasn’t been mentioned is Mason Holgate. Signed from Barnsley for a fee reported to be in the region of £2 million he was immediately compared to fellow former Tyke John Stones. However, his impact has not been as sudden.

Capable at both right-back or centre-back, last season he settled into the latter of the roles. With Jagielka and Williams struggling and Keane injured he put in some impressive performances for the Toffees.

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After coming into the side in November he looked particularly good up until the New Year. Soon he found himself out of the starting XI and an ankle injury then ended his season early.

So will he get a chance next season?

There is little doubt that Holgate is an extremely talented young player. At just 21-years-old, there are few Everton fans who would want to see Holgate leave.

He performed better than the likes of Williams last season and alongside Keane or with another new signing he can be a real asset still at the heart of the Everton defence.

Amidst all the improvements that Everton have to make this summer, the club must not forget about the talented Yorkshireman.

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  1. Josh

    June 17, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Holgate not been in the picture since he tapped firmino into the crowd in the derby,something has gone on behind closed doors .

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£17.6m on Marco Silva favourite would be waste of Everton’s resources

The Peruvian played under Silva at both Watford and Sporting and is now linked with Everton.

Mathew Nash



As recently reported in the print edition of Correio da Manha, as relayed by Sports Witness, Everton are believed to be in the hunt for Peruvian winger Andre Carrillo this summer. The Toffees, along with ‘other English sides’ and Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia, are all said to be keen on the player who is valued at around €20 million (£17.6 million).

It all comes after his excellent showing in the World Cup against Denmark recently. Now, with Peru facing France later today, he will again look to impress.

But Everton would be wasting their money at £17.6 million.

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Yes, Carrillo is talented. His performance v Denmark was impressive, however, he was up against an out of position left-back in Stryger Larsen and his end product still left much to be desired.

It was a big improvement on his form at Watford. The 27-year-old was erratic for the Hornets, scoring just twice in 30 games and bagging just two assists. Those are not stats consistent with such a financial outlay.

Marco Silva knows the player well. The new Everton boss had him at Sporting and then lured him to Watford last summer.

But, despite his history with the player, Everton should steer well clear this summer.

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Everton reportedly offer £19m for Hannover 96 striker Niclas Fullkrug

Marco Silva is looking to bolster his attack this summer.

Jamie Watts



Marco Silva is looking to make a statement with his first bit of business at Everton, as the club have reportedly opened talks with Hannover 96 over the possibility of signing German talisman Niclas Fullkrug, according to an exclusive on Get German Football News.

The report claims an Everton intermediary has opened a formal dialogue between the two clubs, with Silva keen to get a deal sorted as soon as possible – as the player isn’t partaking in the World Cup with Germany this summer, due to the plethora of German goalscorers at the tournament.

An initial offer of around £19 million is believed to have been bid, but Hannover are likely to play hard-ball over their star man, and the number is sure to rise as negotiations continue.

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The 25-year-old enjoyed a successful season with the Bundesliga outfit last term, amassing 14 goals in 34 league appearances – which was bettered only by Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski – and Everton are keen to bring his goal-scoring talents to Goodison Park, as the club pursue a return to European football in the near future.

Toffees fans bemoaned the pragmatic style of football under Sam Allardyce last term, having finished 19th for number of shots registered, shots on target and chances created in England’s top tier, highlighting their need for attacking reinforcements. And Fullkrug would add serious firepower to the Blues’ ranks.

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Everton round-up: Wendell wanted, Lang contract and Wass troubles

All the latest news and gossip from Premier League side Everton.

Mathew Nash



Wendell wanted

Everton have another left-back in their crosshairs, with Sky Sports suggesting that Bayer Leverkusen defender Wendell is now being targeted.

The Toffees are on the hunt for a new left-back, with Leighton Baines approaching the end of his career.

The Brazilian defender has now been earmarked as a potential recruit after starring in the Bundesliga last term.

Originally a winger, the 24-year-old would bring an attacking presence to the left-back position, much like Baines.

It comes as Leicester City emerge as a rival in the hunt for German international Marvin Plattenhardt.

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Lang shot?

Everton target Callum Lang is in a contract stand-off with his current club Wigan Athletic. The 19-year-old is out of contract in 2019 and talks over an extension have collapsed – according to the Liverpool Echo.

A boyhood Everton fan, Lang scored 10 goals in 30 appearances for Morecambe during a League Two loan spell last season.

Such form attracted the attention of Everton, who would want to add him to their under-23 set-up.

Wass a target

Everton continue to be linked with Danish winger Daniel Wass. The exciting attacker is being linked with Everton as well as a number of clubs by Marca.

The club have reportedly fallen out with the agency that represents the 29-year-old, meaning an extension to his deal at the club looks unlikely.

Wass’ current deal expires in the summer of 2019 and Everton will reportedly battle Roma for his services.

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