Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
After crashing out of the FA Cup to a young and inexperienced Liverpool side, questions will be asked about Everton’s current youth setup, including last season’s triumphant Premier League 2 U23 squad, who have mostly failed to climb to the first-team ranks and make their marks on loan.
Ancelotti searches for youthful impact.
| “I have regular contact with Marcel and I will speak with the @EvertonAcademy manager to find the right way to improve the young players and get them ready for our first team." - @MrAncelotti.— Everton (@Everton) January 7, 2020
Everton U23s draw Southampton U23s 1-1.
João Virgínia returns to Everton after Reading loan cut short.
#ReadingFC can announce that young goalkeeper @1JoaoVirginia has been recalled from his loan spell by @Everton.— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) January 7, 2020
We wish João the best of luck in his future career.
Everton linked with Juventus defender Merih Demiral. [sportslens]
Blues rumoured with 19-year-old French defender Wesley Fofana. [The Boot Room]
Everton loan bid for young Brazilian defender rejected. [HITC]
Cenk Tosun looks set to leave the club this transfer window. [Daily Mail]
What’s this, is Ademola Lookman headed back to England?
Newcastle are set to make a loan offer (with potential option to buy) for Ademola Lookman. The RB Leipzig winger moved to Germany in a £22m deal in the summer. Via my colleague @skysports_sheth & Sky Germany #NUFC— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 7, 2020
What To Watch
Leicester City face Aston Villa in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. Could’ve been us.
Full schedule of games here.