Everton are reportedly interested in a move for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard. The Daily Mail have suggested that Everton are keeping tabs on the England international, whose time at Old Trafford could be coming to an end.
The report claims that Lingard is valued in the region of £30 million, despite his recent struggles for form with the Red Devils.
It would be an interesting move for Everton and also, a return to a well-trodden path.
Everton, in recent memory, have something of a reputation for raiding United for their outcasts.
The likes of Phil Neville, Tim Howard, and Louis Saha all headed to Goodison Park after it became apparent they had exhausted all their opportunities with Manchester United.
All three went on to excel at Goodison and they are not alone. Everton have also snapped up Darron Gibson, Andrei Kanchelskis, Tom Cleverley, Morgan Schneiderlin and Jesper Blomqvist from United. Even Wayne Rooney eventually returned to Merseyside.
Let’s be honest, when Darren Fletcher joined West Brom in 2015, some Everton fans were surprised.
In recent times, it seems Barcelona (Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes) and Arsenal’s offcuts (Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi) end up at Everton.
Maybe Everton should go back to the Premier League era trope of United players heading to Everton when they no longer have an Old Trafford future.
Can we have David De Gea next?