PL title contenders join Everton in hunt for Portuguese flyer - report

By Danny Wright

Manchester United have joined Everton in the hunt to sign Monaco flyer Ruben Vinagre, according to a report.

The Sun claims that United are the latest Premier League giant to join the race for Vinagre, 18, with Arsenal and the Daily Mail stating earlier this week that Manchester City were also interested.

Vinagre is currently on a season-long loan at Wolves and has impressed enough to attract attention from some of the Premier League title contenders.

The Portuguese flyer is a left-back by trade but has also been deployed as a left winger this season, with remarkable results as he has helped the West Midlands side reach the top of the Championship table.

The Mail previously reported that Everton were looking to snap up Vinagre to add competition to Leighton Baines.

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The Portugal youth international was handed a five-year contract by Monaco before he joined Wolves on a temporary basis in the summer transfer window.

Football Insider Verdict

It seems that there is quite a queue to sign Vinagre after his storming start to life at Molineux, and that isn’t good news for Everton. After what has been a poor start to the campaign, the Toffees won’t be the most desirable option to any players in the January transfer window with teams like Man United, Man City and Arsenal interested, who can pretty much guarantee European football next year. Vinagre is a season-long deal at Wolves so it remains to be seen how that may affect any potential move in January if Monaco decide they want to cash in. The five year deal that Vinagre has recently signed will no doubt bump up his price quite a bit, which is unfortunate for the English sides vying to snap him up.

In other Everton news, Chris Sutton has blasted the Toffees after their loss against Lyon.

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