Burnley tipped to accept 'big bid' from Everton for McNeil - pundit
Burnley would be tempted to sell Dwight McNeil if Everton submitted a “big bid”.
That is the view of former Clarets and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Rafael Benitez’s side’s interest in the 21-year-old.
According to The Times‘ Paul Joyce (July 19th), the Toffees are considering a move for the England Under-21 international this summer.
McNeil could be the third winger to arrive at Goodison Park in this window, with deals for Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray already agreed.
He has three years remaining on his contract at Anfield.
Robinson heaped praise on McNeil, whom he spent time with at Burnley.
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“He’d be the perfect player for that left-hand side,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
“I have watched him closely at Burnley and he is a top young player. I watched him closely when I was there for 18 months and you could see him developing as a youngster. He has developed into a top Premier League player.
“Unfortunately, Burnley are a club who will sell if the money is right. I don’t think they will be forced into a deal because they are a financially sound club. But a big bid may tempt them because Sean Dyche may be able to reinvest the money in other areas. I could see it happening for that reason.
“If McNeil went to Everton, he would provide excellent service for Calvert-Lewin. he’d get loads of assists.”
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