By Harvey Byrne

Tony Cascarino has rated Everton full-back Seamus Coleman as one of the best in the Premier League.

Former Republic of Ireland striker Cascarino rated the current Ireland captain as one of the best in his position in England’s top flight.

He stated that he thought David Moyes would have taken him to Manchester United after the Scottish manager left Goodison Park for Old Trafford.

However, with the 28-year-old still playing for the Toffees, Cascarino labelled his last few performances for his national team as “exceptional.”

“When David Moyes got the job at Man United I thought the first player he should have signed was Seamus Coleman,” told Cascarino to TalkSport.

“There was talk of Leighton Baines and [Moyes] ended up taking [Marouane] Fellaini, but Coleman was the one I really felt they should have gone for.

“Seamus is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League in my opinion.

“Week in, week out Seamus does a fantastic job and I’m sure Everton fans will be proud of how well he plays for them and his country because his last three or four performances for Ireland have been exceptional.”

Coleman has been with the Toffees for seven years after joining from Sligo Rovers in 2009 for a small £60,000 fee.

He has made the right-back position his own during his time at the club and has made 228 appearances since his move.

Remaining a key player under new boss Ronald Koeman he has played in nine fixtures for the club this season.

The Toffees are looking to improve on a poor last campaign and they currently sit in seventh place in the league table as they prepare for a clash against Swansea after the international break.

In other Everton news, the Toffees have stepped up their interest of this £100,000-a-week ace.