By Paul Robinson

31st May, 2022 | 10:30am

Everton news: Expert issues '100 per cent' Oleksandr Zinchenko claim after journalist's transfer update

Everton would face stiff competition in a pursuit of Man City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko this summer, according to Paul Robinson.

The former Spurs and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, is “100 per cent” sure that a host of clubs will attempt to sign the 25-year-old if he choses to leave the Etihad.

Zinchenko has two years remaining on his contract with Pep Guardiola’s side.

According to The Athletic‘s Patrick Boyland and Greg O’Keeffe (30 May), the Ukraine international’s future is up in the air.

The versatile player is said to have been touted around Everton and Newcastle United ahead of the summer window.

When asked by Football Insider if Zinchenko would be a welcome addition at Goodison Park, Robinson said: “As much as Zinchenko is a top-quality player, where does he fit in at Everton?

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“They already have [Vitaliy] Mykolenko.

“Zinchenko is unlucky not to get more game time at Man City. He’s a very good player.

“If he is going to make a move this summer there will be a lot more clubs than just Everton looking to sign him.

“He can play left-back and in the midfield. His versatility and quality make him a very attractive proposition for a lot of clubs.

“I’m sure there would be a lot managers keen on a player like him if it becomes common knowledge that he’s available. 100 per cent.”

In other news, Newcastle United have been told to forget Dominic Calvert-Lewin and sign 25-year-old instead after source update.