Everton must bin reported £40m pursuit, left-sided flyer would make more sense
Everton are reportedly interested in signing Tottenham defender Danny Rose, but they should save splashing out on him to strengthen in other areas.
The Sun reports that the Toffees are eyeing a move for Spurs’ 27-year-old and that he could cost around £40million to sign.
He is a talented full-back that can be one of the Premier League’s best on his day, but has looked miles off the pace in the second half of the season and the Merseyside club already have Leighton Baines.
Everton would be much better bringing in a younger left-back to act as an understudy to Baines and eventually become his long-term successor.
The club need to prioritise centre-back and attackers this window, with the need for a new full-back not as great.
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However, a good left-back option would be Bristol City’s Joe Bryan and Everton should consider hijacking reported interest in him.
TEAMtalk reported on Tuesday that Burnley had won a £6million race to sign the in-demand 24-year-old, but there has been no official announcement of yet and the Toffees should try ambush the move.
Bryan is an exciting full-back that is a mainstay for Bristol City in the Championship and looks good enough to make the step up to the top flight.
He is an attack-minded left-back built in the same mould as Baines and scored seven goals plus three assists in 48 appearances this season.
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