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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Everton could battle Spurs for Luke Shaw

In today’s links: Walcott praises Tosun, Koeman faces England and more manager rumours.

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The future of Everton at left back is a complete mystery.

Leighton Baines, now healthy and with a real winger in front of him, has looked reinvigorated. The 33-year-old is no longer a part of the England set up and is certainly on the downside of his impressive career, but the man can still play.

At the same time, Antonee Robinson is going to push for playing time next season. The 20-year-old has been good enough with Bolton Wonderers to merit being included in the United States senior team this break. Perhaps he gets another year on loan, but he is making the case that he is ready now.

And then you have yet another link to Luke Shaw. Somehow, the former Southampton man is still just 22 years old and is rightly looking for first-team minutes somewhere, anywhere. He’s not getting them at Manchester United, and it could sink his international career if he stays.

Where do the Blues go from here? It’s not clear, but left back may be one of the most interesting positions for Everton heading into the summer. They need insurance at the fullback positions no matter what. Who they choose to start and who will backup remains to be seen.

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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites

Holland coach Koeman finally over Everton sacking, excited to face England - IOL Sport
Ronald Koeman says he is over the disappointment of being sacked by Everton and anticipating a "great game" against England on Friday.

Antony Evans one of Everton under-23s' 'best players' - Liverpool Echo
Evans penned new deal to keep him at Goodison until 2020.

Cenk Tosun now 'showing his class' for Everton, says Theo Walcott - Sky Sports
Theo Walcott believes Cenk Tosun is finally "showing his class" for Everton following his move from Besiktas.

Everton and Tottenham could offer Luke Shaw way out of Manchester United - The Times
Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as contenders to sign Luke Shaw with the left back expected to leave Manchester United in the summer.

Could Paulo Fonseca bring Bernard with him to Everton? - HITC
Everton are said to be considering appointing Paolo Fonseca to takeover from Sam Allardyce.

What and How to Watch

NHL: Bruins at Blues, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN
NBA: Raptors at Cavaliers, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Wizards at Spurs, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
MLB: Astros at Nationals, 1:05 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Cubs at Rangers, 4:05 p.m. ET, MLBN
Athletics at Brewers, 4:05 p.m. ET, MLBN

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