Everton in hunt for highly-rated playmaker impressing at PL rivals, contract offer made - report
Everton are one of a number of clubs in the hunt to sign ADO Den Haag teenager Sam van Huffel, according to a report.
The Sun claims that van Huffel, 19, is currently impressing on a trial at Everton’s Premier League rivals Leicester however Chelsea, Manchester United and Aston Villa have also been monitoring the attacking midfielder.
It is understood that van Huffel has been offered a new contract at Den Haag but he will be able to move away from the Eredivisie club in the summer for the minimal fee of £50,000.
The Amsterdam-born midfielder is said to be one of the most highly-rated young talents in the Netherlands and and now he wants to test himself in the UK and has been in first-team training at Leicester.
Football Insider verdict
Van Huffel must be a very good talent to be attracting so much attention as well as being able to impress Claude Puel during his trial at Leicester. The fact he has gone to the East Midlands club proves that the Dutch teenager may be more interesting in signing for a team where there is increased chances of first-team football. At Man United and Chelsea there’s little chance he will make it in the big time while Everton and Leicester will provide him with much less competition while also having very good training facilities. The Toffees’ track record with youngsters is very good as well in recent years so that could put them in pole position to snap him up.
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