Everton are reportedly among a host of clubs in the hunt to sign Sheffield Wednesday enforcer Sean Clare in the summer transfer window – but the club must scrap any pursuit of the 21-year-old as he clearly is not good enough.
Team Talk has reported that Everton. Tottenham Southampton, Leicester, Norwich and Sunderland are also keeping tabs on Clare as his contract at Hillsborough winds down.
It was understood that he has rejected the chance to sign a new deal with the Owls and that he may quit the South Yorkshire club in the summer.
Clare only made his first-team debut for Sheffield Wednesday last month and scored his first goal for them last weekend against Aston Villa.
But the 6ft 2in enforcer is simply not at the level required to be a good player for Everton and director of football Steve Walsh has lost his mind if he thinks otherwise.
Clare was playing League One football in the first half of the season on loan at Gillingham.
At the age of 21, someone with Premier League potential should have at least more than three appearances at Championship level.
It seems that the interest has come up just because Clare scored at the weekend and while he is a very versatile playing, signing him would lead to him being just another name added to David Unsworth’s Under-23s squad.
Everton cannot waste money on trying to win more Premier League 2 titles, they have the resources to lay a real challenge on the monotony of the top six.
Deep down, every fan who doesn’t support a top six team would love to see an outside break the mould and the Toffees are best equipped to do just that.
Signing Clare just is not going to cut it and they should leave the Owls enforcer to be snapped up by someone else.
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