Everton, Liverpool lock horns over £5m-rated Charlton prospect

Date published: Wednesday 24th January 2018 9:31 - James Marshment

Ezri Konsa: Attracting Premier League interest

Charlton wonderkid Ezri Konsa is attracting the attention of Everton and Liverpool – with both Merseyside clubs tipped to try and sign him before the window slams shut.

Konsa, 20, is widely regarded as one of the country’s brightest defensive talents and has caught the attention of a host of top clubs this season, having made 31 appearances for the South London club so far this term.

Everton have scouted him extensively in recent months and have a relationship with Charlton having signed Ademola Lookman from The Valley last January, while Liverpool are keen to pair him with Joe Gomez, another former Addicks academy product.

Konsa, a member of England’s U20 World Cup winning side last summer, is rated by his manager Karl Robinson as the best young defender outside the top flight.

Speaking about the player back in November, Robinson said: “My gut feeling is that he [Konsa] will go in January.

“If I was him I’d be looking to go in January but we should look for a minimum of £5million. Maybe we could try for a loan back but the player has to want that.”

 

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