Everton to use Lookman as bait to land Crystal Palace star

Date published: Sunday 4th November 2018 11:32

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Everton are reportedly ready to make an offer to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace and are prepared to offer Ademola Lookman as part of the deal.

Toffees boss Marco Silva is said to have impressed by the performances of the right-back this season, with the 20-year-old also making his bow for England’s Under-21 side.

The report in the Sun on Sunday claims that Everton are already looking for a long-term successor to Seamus Coleman, 30, and believe that Wan-Bissaka would be the perfect fit.

However, the report goes on to state that Palace would almost certainly price the player out of a move in January, meaning the Merseyside outfit would have to wait until next summer to get their man.

Everton also have several fringe stars that they could tempt Palace with as part of a swap deal, with the chances of Lookman heading to Selhurst Park a distinct possibility.

The 21-year-old forward has scored just once in 18 Premier League appearances for the Toffees, although many Goodison fans fell that the talented forward has not been given enough opportunities to shine.

The former Charlton attacker impressed in a loan spell at RB Leipzeg last season and is also reported to attracted the attention of Eagles boss Roy Hodgson in the past – making the possibility of a potential swap plausible.

The Sun on Sunday also claims that Everton flop Cenk Tosun could be available, although it would seem less likely that the Toffees would give up so soon on a player who cost them £27m in January.

 

 

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