Crystal Palace right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is attracting a lot of attention with the list of clubs rumoured to be interested in his service growing longer by the week.
Manchester United and Chelsea have also been mentioned as have the Toffees, along with Borussia Dortmund, for the 21-year-old who only broke into the senior squad at Palace in during the 2016-17 season.
For Everton, Seamus Coleman has looked every one of his thirty years of age this season coming back from a horrific leg injury. He’s looked slow and tired often, and hasn’t provided the attacking force of past seasons down the right. The Irishman’s contract runs until the 2021-22 season, but it’s difficult to see the Blues repeat the same mistake with him that they made with Leighton Baines and not signing a player for the future earlier.
Jonjoe Kenny has appeared adequate, but to provide a true counterpunch to Lucas Digne’s attacking abilities on the left, Wan-Bissaka certainly seems a class above the rest of the field.
With all that attention coming his way, if Palace do decide to pull the trigger this summer on a sale, they can easily command a fee north of £30 milllion despite Wan-Bissaka being relatively unproven. It’ll be interesting to see if Marcel Brands has a stomach for a bidding war, or will go the Digne route and look for a slightly older player who is on the fringes at a top club instead and could come cheaper, like Thomas Meunier who has also been linked with the Blues recently.