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17th Jan, 2017 | 4:59pm

Everton close to sealing new attacker deal - reliable journalist

By Dominic Toner

Everton are set to send attacker Antony Evans out on loan, according to a reliable journalist.

Sun correspondent Alan Nixon took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to claim that the Toffees are planning on sending the 20-year-old on loan to Morecambe.

The youngster has not been linked with a move away from Goodison park before, but could be about to move to League Two side Morecambe in search of first-team football.

Evans usually plays as an attacking midfielder in the number 10 role and can also be deployed as a striker.

The Englishman is a product of the Everton academy and has made 22 appearances for the Under-23s, scoring four goals and supplying one assist.

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He is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Merseyside club and will hope a loan spell can edge him closer to that opportunity in the future.

Morecambe are currently 17th-placed in League Two and are in danger of being dragged into a relegation fight.

Football Insider verdict: 

A loan move for Evans is a positive sign and more proof that Everton have a strong academy set-up in place, with David Unsworth the manager of the Under-23s. The 18-year-old is unlikely to force his way into the first-team currently as their are several players fighting for a squad position, but he can take positives from the situation. Tom Davies is the latest player to break into the first-team and he delivered a stunning performance against Manchester City in the Premier League, while fellow teenagers Ademola Lookman and Mason Holgate also impressed. Evans will be able to continue his development out on loan and will benefit hugely from experience football in League Two. Koeman will be keen to keep an eye on him and a loan move seems like the best thing for Evans right now.

In other Everton transfer news, the club are set to tie up a deal for a 21-year-old defender.

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