Everton are in desperate need of strengthening at left-back over the summer and director of football Steve Walsh should have that area of the squad as one of his top priorities going forward.
Leighton Baines is ageing and always seems to be injured, Luke Garbutt never plays and Cuco Martina is not even good enough to play in his natural role on the right, let alone out of position on the left.
The perfect solution for Everton lies in the Championship with promotion hopefuls Bristol City, who currently sit in the top-half in seventh place.
Joe Bryan has been in scintillating form for the Robins and it was never going to be too long before a race opened up to sign him.
The Sun has reported that Aston Villa are eyeing up the 24-year-old left-sided flyer and that he may be too expensive for teams in the Championship.
That means that Everton should enter the race to sign him up as soon as possible because Bryan has proved that he has class that would make him a good operator in the Premier League.
He has made 40 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring five goals and supplying two assists.
Bryan was played at left midfield in the Carabao Cup earlier this season by manager Lee Johnson and it had a devastating effect on Premier League sides as he scored against Crystal Palace and Manchester United.
It would be a clever piece of business by Walsh to get this deal done and dusted.