Everton are reportedly ‘closely following’ the development of Wolfsburg youngster Aster Vranckx, along with a number of other clubs.
Vranckx moved to the Bundesliga from KV Mechelen in the Belgian Pro League in a deal worth €8m. Indeed, he was reportedly being scouted by Manchester United before that transfer.
Clearly, the 19-year-old is a promising young talent. What’s more, he is beginning to show his capabilities for Wolfsburg.
Since he broke into the first team in October, he has featured heavily. Vranckx has started 12 league games and has been substituted on in three further matches.
The midfielder has scored two goals during his time in Germany – a brace against Greuther Furth at the beginning of February.
He played as an attacking-midfielder that game, though he is capable of operating as an eight or a holding midfielder.
His vast array of talent and versatility means Vranckx is a valuable asset. Indeed, he has attracted the attention of several sides this season, including Everton, per Calciomercato.
The Premier League strugglers are reportedly ‘closely following’ his development.
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However, Wolfsburg are keen to keep hold of their breakout star.
As such, Everton, or any other side, ‘will have to pay heavily’ to secure the services of the Belgian.
Vranckx and Scott on Everton wish list
In other news, Everton are one of a few Premier League sides tracking Championship talent Alex Scott. They are rivalled by West Ham and Tottenham for the services of the midfielder.
Scott’s assistant manager at Bristol City – Curtis Fleming, has advised the youngster against a move to the Premier League just yet.
“At the moment he’s still a young lad learning his trade. So if a big club comes in it doesn’t mean he’s going to play,” Fleming said.
“They don’t have to rush it, there’s still a long time left. You can see every week, it’s great that he’s grasped his chance and the best thing for me is that he can play anywhere. Lucky for him he’s a great football and a good guy.”
At such a young age, it may be best for Scott to continue to perform in the Championship before taking the big step to the Premier League.