An update has emerged on PSV target Denzel Dumfries, regarding Everton’s pursuit of the full back…
What’s the talk?
According to Dutch journalist Rik Elfrink, Everton and Inter are both interested in signing PSV defender Dumfries following his impressive performances at the European Championships for the Netherlands.
Elfrink has claimed that PSV are yet to receive an offer for his services, but are expecting bids to come in from the likes of Everton and Inter.
Would Dumfries be a good signing?
Benitez will be delighted
Everton boss Rafa Benitez will be delighted with this news as it appears as though the club are seriously pursuing a deal for the right-back. The Spaniard is in dire need of an addition in that area of the pitch and will, therefore, be happy that Marcel Brands is making strides in his efforts to land Dumfries, with a bid seemingly not too far away from being made according to Elfrink.
Seamus Coleman was the only natural right-back in the mix at Goodison last season, with 25 Premier League appearances to his name. Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey were deployed in that role at times, whilst Alex Iwobi was also used as a right wing-back. That highlights the need to sign a player to come in and compete with Coleman for the slot on the right-hand side of the defence.
The 25-year-old, therefore, could be a much-needed, quality, signing for the club. He is a promising young right-back who could be the long-term successor to the Irishman. Former Everton attacker Marcus Bent has lauded the Dutchman as a “terrific” talent and hailed his pace, whilst claiming that fans would be delighted if he came through the door this summer.
He told Football FanCast:
“Speaking to Everton, they said he’s a terrific player, but clubs don’t sell their players when the Euros are on because they can put x number of pounds onto their player. Terrific, quick, pacey, he’s a rocket.
“If the club could get him on the back of what he’s done or whether they could attract him to Goodison is a different point entirely, but if you could get him, the fans would be elated.”
The £9.4k-per-week gem averaged an exceptional WhoScored rating of 7.12 in the Eredivisie in 30 games for PSV, whilst also impressing at the European Championships for his country. He recorded a WhoScored rating of 7.11 as his nation bowed out in the round of 16 this summer, having scored twice in four games.
This shows that he could be a brilliant acquisition for Benitez and the ex-Newcastle man should be delighted to have him in his squad come the start of next season.