Everton jet out on transfer mission to cast rule over North Korean wonderkid- report
By Danny Wright
Everton are keeping watch of North Korean wonderkid Kwang-Song Han after he enjoyed a blistering start to the season in Serie B with Perugia, according to a report.
The Sun claims that Arsenal and European giants Juventus are also keeping close tabs on Han, 18, after he scored four goals in his first two league appearances in the Italian second-tier.
Han is currently on loan from Serie A side Cagliari and is clearly deemed to have an exciting future ahead of him having already made a mark in the North Korea senior international squad by earning two caps and by becoming a regular starter for Perugia.
It is understood that Everton and Arsenal have both seen their scouts jet out on a transfer mission to monitor the wonderkid’s progress in Italy.
The report adds that Italian senator Antonio Razzi claims that he discovered Han’s talent while in North Korea and has strangely been in contact with Kim Jong-un after he sparked international outrage with a nuclear bomb test.
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Football Insider Verdict
Everton would be making some statement by beating Juventus and Arsenal to the signing of a very highly-rated young player. Their interest seems very premature at the moment, but all the signs coming from Han is that he is already quite a capable striker. North Korea isn’t a nation that is widely associated with developing good young players with it being hard to think of any that have made it at a big club away from the East Asian peninsula. Everton have already made efforts to increase the talent in their Under-23 squad in the summer so it wouldn’t be a big surprise if they took a risk on this clearly in-form teenager.
In other Everton news, this senior player is set to hold crunch talks with Ronald Koeman on Tuesday.