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“Could something be ignited…” – Sky Sports man drops Everton transfer hint

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Sky Sports News reporter Vinny O’Connor has suggested that Everton could try and sign Anthony Elanga on loan on transfer deadline day.

What’s the word?

With Frank Lampard sacked and Sean Dyche only just in through the door, the new manager doesn’t have a lot of time to push for a signing of his own in the winter window.

However, the sale of Antony Gordon to Newcastle United means the club could potentially end the month with a weaker squad than they began with. Considering the club’s current situation – they sit inside the bottom three in the Premier League – this would be far from ideal.

With that in mind, while reporting on the latest Everton updates for Sky Sports News, O’Connor floated the idea of Elanga possibly arriving from Manchester United on loan.

He explained (1:41:43: “We know of their interest in Elanga, is their scope there perhaps for a loan deal. Could something be ignited as regards that?”

Decent option?

Interestingly enough, Barcelona are also potentially keen on completing a loan move for Elanga this winter – which goes to prove just how highly-rated the 20-year-old is in some circles.

Everton did seem to prioritise the money they’ve made from the Gordon transfer on trying to bring in Conor Gallagher from Chelsea but that deal doesn’t look likely.

Taking that into account, the club will have to look elsewhere and a loan move for Elanga would at least provide some more depth on the flanks in Gordon’s absence.

The winger has played 20 times in all competitions for United this season, though most appearances have come from the bench, and he has yet to score, with two assists in this same period.

Perhaps a consistent run of starts at Everton could help him deliver better stats though. And, with four goals and four assists in total for the Red Devils at the age of 20, there’s certainly some talent there for Dyche to potentially work with.


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