It is an open secret that Everton need to sign a right-back.
As per British and Dutch media, Everton are interested in PSV Eindhoven right-back Denzel Dumfries.
The Netherlands international joined PSV Eindhoven from SC Heerenveen for a fee in the region of 5.5 million euros in July 2018. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
The right-back has featured in 41 matches for PSV this term, netting 4 goals and providing 9 assists in all competitions.
The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best right-backs in Netherlands.
Dumfries has earned 19 senior caps for the Netherlands national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
The Netherlands international has been in impressive form for PSV Eindhoven this season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including Everton.
The Toffees are looking to sign a right-back and have identified the 25-year-old as potential transfer target.
The Netherlands international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Marcel Brands wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Everton are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Dumfries is a skilled right-back who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Netherlands international Denzel Dumfries continues to be linked with a move to Everton this summer. According to De Telegraaf (via Sport Witness), the Toffees may wait until after the European Championships before they make a move for the right-back. Marcel Brands is a big fan of the Dutch international and could attempt to lure the 25-year-old to Goodison Park before next season. It is no secret that Everton will have to sign a quality right back as a long term replacement for Seamus Coleman, and Dumfries could prove to be a quality investment. The defender has shown impressive development over the past year, and he is likely to improve further with experience and coaching. The PSV Eindhoven defender has a contract until the summer of 2023, but a move to the Premier League could be the challenge he needs at this stage of his career.”
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PSV Eindhoven are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the right-back, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
Denzel Dumfries ideal fit for Everton?
If Dumfries is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Everton.
The 25-year-old is very highly rated in Netherlands and he could be a superb long term signing for Everton.
All in all, Dumfries will be an ideal choice for Brands as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
How strong that interest is and whether Everton will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.