Everton have yet to delve into the transfer market as of yet but they are in desperate need of recruiting so that they are not dragged into another relegation battle for the third successive year. With Sean Dyche getting ready for his first summer transfer window he has identified a Manchester United winger that he feels will really sort out his attacking options.
Anthony Elanga to move from Old Trafford to Goodison Park
Dyche is carrying on a tradition of Manchester United and Everton doing business in the transfer windows. This time it is Anthony Elanga.
The Swedish winger has been unable to make the grade at Old Trafford on a regular basis and has found himself on the fringes since he played regularly under interim boss Ralf Ragnick was in charge.
With his game time limited under Erik ten Hag and only making 26 appearances, 16 of those appearances coming off the bench, he is just not in ten Hag’s plans with many other wingers ahead of him in the pecking order.
What would Elanga bring to Everton?
Everton have been a mess of a club but under Dyche there has come a bit more stability. Despite the club battling with relegation under Dyche at the end of last season, the club is expected to progress under Dyche who has a fantastic record in the Premier League with Burnley.
He is known for his traditional wing play and with Elanga in his side he has a player who will work tirelessly down either wing. At just 21 years old he has plenty of years in him but he will have to learn the game more if he is going to progress.
His work rate is unquestionable and his movement behind the line is very good, however, one thing that Elanga does lack is physicality. Under Dyche he would need to become stronger and more robust if he is to succeed in the Premier League which he certainly can do because he is strong in aerial battles.
How much would Elanga cost?
Everton will have to prize away a player who is under contract until 2026 but they did manage to sign James Garner last season for around £9 million. It is expected with Elanga dropping behind other youth prospects such as Amad Diallo, Alejandro Garnacho and Facundo Pellestri that he will be available for a mere £10 million.
It seems like a deal that would suit all parties and one that could be completed sooner rather than later.