Darren Bent has urged Everton to sign Tottenham outcast Danny Rose in January after Lucas Digne’s serious injury blow.
The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has suggested the Toffees will need an experienced left-back to cover in the absence of their French star.
As confirmed by Carlo Ancelotti last week, the Toffees will be without Digne for two to three months after he suffered ankle ligament damage which required him to undergo surgery.
🗣 | "@LucasDigne will be a big loss – he is one of the best left-backs in Europe – but we must be able to adapt."
Carlo also confirms we will be without Seamus Coleman for #EVELEE.
— Everton (@Everton) November 27, 2020
With right-back Seamus Coleman also missing, the Italian boss chose to utilise Tom Davies and Alex Iwobi as wing-backs against Leeds United.
Bent has suggested Everton need to recruit a new full-back to cover for the loss of their first-choice stars and insisted Rose would be a worthy addition to the squad.
Bent told Football Insider: “I’d even maybe look at Danny Rose as well in January, because obviously Lucas Digne is a very good player but as something’s happened to him, you need cover.
“If you’ve got Danny Rose there, he’d be another one I’d look at as well. That’s the one thing Everton lack, squad depth.
“For me, that’d be one I’d definitely look at, I’m sure there are going to be a few in for him but what he can’t afford to do is sit out another half a season without playing any games.”
Rose has been exiled at Tottenham this season, having been left out both the Lilywhites’ Premier League and Europa League squads.
The defender, who was made available for sale in each of the last three windows, has not made a top-flight appearance since July, during his loan spell at Newcastle.
In other Everton news, the Toffees have been tipped to sign two new players after duo “frightened” versus Leeds.