EVERTON are set to launch a bid to sign Rangers youngster Cole McKinnon this summer – but face competition from Aston Villa.
The talented midfielder, 17, has a year left on his deal at Ibrox but has caught the attention of several Premier League sides.
The Toffees are keeping tabs on the Scotland Under-17 international, who has already featured for Rangers’ reserve side despite his young age.
Aston Villa are also believed to be admirers of McKinnon, while a number of other clubs south of the border are keeping an eye on the rookie.
Everton are considering a major summer overhaul in a bid to get back into European contention next season.
As well as McKinnon, the Toffees are set to battle Arsenal and West Ham for the signing of Athletic Bilbao star Unai Nunez.
The 23-year-old has fuelled speculation he is set to depart this summer by snubbing yet another contract offer.
Spanish outlet AS claim he has “declined to renew” due to making only 12 starts in La Liga this term.
With a £27million release clause in his contract, Everton could be willing to activate that in order to strengthen their back line.
AC Milan and Monaco are two other interested parties.
By: Dave Fraser
Title: Everton set to launch transfer bid for Rangers youngster Cole McKinnon, 17, but face competition from Aston Villa
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12116559/everton-transfer-mckinnon-rangers-villa/
Published Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:55:26 +0000