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Report: Everton eye Brentford defender; three Premier League rivals also keen

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Report: Everton eye Brentford defender; three Premier League rivals also keen

Everton are interested in signing Rico Henry from Brentford this summer, according to a report from the Sunday People (20/9; page 55).

Carlo Ancelotti’s men have enjoyed a superb summer window. And it appears that they are not done yet.

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Leighton Baines retired at the end of last season. Niels Nkounkou arrived and impressed on his Toffees debut in midweek. Nevertheless, it appears that they are still looking to provide further competition for Lucas Digne.

The Sunday People (20/9; page 55) reports that Everton have joined a number of Premier League rivals in targeting Henry. Brighton, Aston Villa and Leicester City also want the 23-year-old.

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Henry has established himself as one of the best full-backs in the Championship since joining the Bees.

He opened his account for assists this season on Saturday with a superb pass for Thomas Frank’s side’s opening goal. It had been coming with Henry already creating a fantastic chance after an outstanding burst of pace during the first-half.


Like many of Brentford’s squad, he looks destined to play at the highest level. The Bees will be hoping that they can hold onto him as replacing him at this stage will not be an easy task.

It will be interesting to know what Henry makes of Everton’s reported interest. It looks to be an incredibly exciting time to move to Goodison Park.

However, he will also be aware that he faces a tough task trying to get into the side. Digne is one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.

So Everton may face a challenge trying to convince the youngster that a move to Merseyside could be the right step for his career.

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