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Everton Interested in United's James Wilson

The Toffees are believed to be interested once again in Manchester United's young striker.

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Everton is reportedly interested in bringing James Wilson to Goodison of a loans deal. Wilson, 19 has been with Manchester United since 2010, coming up through their youth program.

Wilson signed his first professional contract with United when he was seventeen; that same day Ryan Giggs - filling in for the sacked David Moyes - brought gave him his debut with the senior squad where he scored two goals in a 4-2 home win over Southampton. However since Louis van Gaal took over the Red Devils for the 2014-2015 season, Wilson only managed 17 appearances.

The majority of the chatter focuses on Hull City being interested in Wilson but Everton are consistently referenced as their primary rival. Hull recently lost Tom Ince when the club decided to sell him to Derby County for £5 million and must now bolster their attack.

Meanwhile in Merseyside Roberto Martinez could be looking for someone to push or take away Arouna Kone's place in the squad. Kone has been hampered by injuries since joining Everton from Wigan in 2013 and when he did play last season, he appeared to have lost a step and also his touch. At 31, Kone is no spring chicken and it may not be a safe bet to rely on him being around all season.

This particular loan deal for Wilson would turn out to be a fun one to watch. If United are in fact interested in loaning, other clubs could start lining up for his services. Then the question becomes, does he go to the Championship where he could be an every-match player or does he go to a Premier League club and become a sporadic player against tougher competition?

The whole conversation might be for naught though as Manchester United are currently in need of strikers after letting Radamel Falcao go and with Robin van Persie's future uncertain. Wilson may end up getting a shot at more consistent playing time at Old Trafford without having to leave first.

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