'With his ability': Everton linked with 21-year-old that Alan Shearer said last season should score more
Everton are being linked with Burnley attacker Dwight McNeil this summer, who’s a player that had an intriguing assessment from Alan Shearer last season.
It is understood the Toffees value the winger at around £25million. However, Burnley may demand as much as double for him.
In addition, Premier League rivals Aston Villa are believed to be frontrunners for the 21-year-old’s signature ahead of Everton.
McNeil, who’s an England Under-21 international, has been a regular at Turf Moor for the past couple of seasons.
The left-winger was told during last season though by Premier League great Shearer that he should be scoring more.
He ended the 2020/21 campaign with two goals and five assists in 40 appearances across all competitions.
“With his ability, he should score and could score more goals. I know Burnley don’t have a lot of the ball, I know they don’t score a lot of goals, but with his ability he should score more. I think he will in time,” Shearer said.
Should Shearer comments on McNeil warn off Everton?
For Everton, bringing it wide reinforcements seems a priority. If so, it’s a sensible move to strengthen a weak area.
If you are willing to spending around £40million on an attacker, you need goals.
McNeil’s goal output shows an obvious area of his game that needs improving, but there’s no doubt he’s a supreme talent.
The left-footer has an unbelievable work rate and great energy. Additionally, he’s direct with his dribbling and can whip in a great cross.
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