Everton will be looking to sign a right-back in the summer transfer window as the Toffees hope to find a long-term successor to right-back, Seamus Coleman.
Fabrizio Romano claimed yesterday that Everton are ‘working’ on signing Max Aarons from Norwich City this summer after Bayern Munich refused to meet the player’s £35m price-tag.
Aarons has been on Everton’s radar since he made his first-team breakthrough at Norwich, but the Toffees are also considering other options.
According to reports from Liverpool Echo, Carlo Ancelotti has “yet to fully run the rule over the player”, but he is definitely under consideration.
Everton are also heavily keen on Brighton’s young right-back Tariq Lamptey.
The 20-year-old joined the Seagulls from Chelsea in January 2020 for just £3m.
He has been very impressive so far. In fact, he was one of the most in-form Premier League defenders in the league before he got injured that forced him to miss Brighton’s last 12 games.
The report claims that Brighton are expected to demand a fee in the region of £30m for the defender, while Ancelotti prefers to sign a taller right-back.
Jonjoe Kenny has failed to make a strong impact under Ancelotti and he was loaned out to Celtic in January. In all probability, he will be sold in the summer.
Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey have played in the right-back role at times, but they’re short-term fixes only.
Lamptey is a promising young talent who has got admirers at Goodison Park but one gets the vibe that Everton will seriously make an attempt to sign Aarons in the summer.