EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke
Everton attacker Antony Evans is to be allowed to leave for free with a number of clubs at home and abroad chasing his signature, Football Insider understands.
The 20-year-old has not made a first-team appearance for Everton, but he has been a regular for the club’s Under-23 sides in the last couple of seasons.
A source at Goodison Park has told Football Insider that with Evans now into the final year of his contract on Merseyside, the club are willing to let move on for free with a sell-on clause in search of regular first-team football.
Evans, who can play as a winger or forward, has enjoyed two loan spells out at Morecambe and Blackpool in the last couple of seasons.
News of Evans’ availability has alerted a number of clubs with Championship trio Blackburn, Brentford and Wigan and League One hopefuls Portsmouth all expressing interest in the player.
Evans is also courting interest from abroad with Serie B duo Empoli and Perugia and Bundesliga 2 side Dinamo Dresden all weighing up moves for the former England Under-19 international.
In other Everton news, it can be REVEALED that a Premier League rival has made a move to sign one of the Toffees’ English talents.