MK Dons submit offer for Everton star Reece Welch - sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

4th Jul, 2023 | 12:12pm

Sources: MK Dons submit offer for Everton star Reece Welch

MK Dons are among a multitude of EFL clubs chasing Everton defender Reece Welch this summer, sources have told Football Insider.

The south-based outfit, who will play in League Two next season, have submitted a loan offer for the England Under-20 international.

Everton are now weighing up the various Welch loan offers presented to them before deciding where is best for him to continue his development.

The centre-back first joined the Toffees academy aged seven and worked his way through the various youth teams as well as on the international stage for England from Under-16s level all the way to the Under-20s.

The defender had been linked with a move to MK Dons before as Football Insider exclusively revealed in the last January transfer window that a proposed move had collapsed

Welch, 19, made one first-team appearance in the EFL Cup last season and was named on the bench for five Premier League games.

The England Under-20 international is highly-regarded at Everton and made his first-team debut in the FA Cup against Boreham Wood during the 2021-22 campaign.

First-team opportunities proved hard to come by for the youngster, with Everton boasting a well-stacked roster of defenders.

But Frank Lampard eventually gave Welch his opportunity in the Boreham Wood cup clash in 2022.

Alongside his impressive rise at Everton, Welch has made considerable progress with the England youth setup, featuring for the Three Lions at Under-16s level all the way to the Under-20s.

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