By Alan Hutton

23rd Jun, 2021 | 4:00pm

Pundit hails 'machine' Dumfries amid reported Everton bid update

PSV and Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries would an “absolutely fantastic signing” for Everton this summer.

That is according to former Scotland international Alan Hutton who, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he had been blown away by the right-back at the Euros.

As reported by Dutch publication Voetbal International (June 16th), Everton have been joined by Inter Milan in the race to sign the 25-year-old.

The PSV star has been a standout performer for the Netherlands at this summer’s Euros, with two goals and an assist under his belt.

Hutton admitted Dumfries had caught his eye with his displays on the international stage.

He insisted the right-back would be a tremendous capture for the Toffees.

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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “What a player. This guy’s a machine.

“I’ve kept a close eye on the guy and he can run all day. But not just that, the quality is there. I think whenever you see these Dutch, young kids coming through, you know they’re technically sound, good with the ball.

“His energy levels are absolutely through the roof. Probably the one bad thing for Everton, if they were keeping tabs on him before, which is obviously good scouting, he has probably added another £10-15million onto his transfer fee with his performances.

“He could have scored more goals, that’s the worrying thing. He missed a couple of chances that, really, on another day he scores.

“If they could get hold of someone like that, it would be an absolutely fantastic signing moving forward. That’s the type of player, if they want to try and challenge off the top end of the table, they need to be bringing in.”

Dumfries has two years left on his contract at PSV.

The 22-cap international has played 124 times for the Dutch giants, scoring 16 goals and contributed 20 assists.

In other news, Everton have agreed new manager terms after Alisher Usmanov gave the green light.