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Southampton linked with surprise move for Everton centre-back Mason Holgate

Reports are emerging linking Everton’s Mason Holgate with a potential departure from the club. The talented defender may soon find himself wearing the colors of Southampton in the Championship, as rumors swirl of a potential move.

Having amassed an impressive 126 appearances for Everton, Holgate has showcased his skills on the field, even managing to find the back of the net three times. With a market value estimated at 9 million euros by, he has attracted attention from various clubs.

According to reputable sources, including The Mail, Holgate is keen on parting ways with Everton due to his lack of opportunities in the previous season. The 26-year-old found himself out of favor, resulting in a mere nine appearances across all competitions. Unfortunately, this situation suggests that he may not feature prominently in the upcoming season either.

Mason Holgate
Mason Holgate

Meanwhile, Southampton has expressed a strong desire to bolster their defensive options. With the potential departure of Tino Livramento and Kyle Walker-Peters to Premier League outfits, the Saints are actively seeking a reliable addition to their backline. They view Holgate as an ideal candidate to fill this void.

In their pursuit of the Everton defender, Southampton is believed to be exploring various possibilities. They are open to negotiating a reduced transfer fee for Holgate, thereby acquiring him at a bargain price. Additionally, they are also considering the option of securing his services on a season-long loan, which would provide flexibility for both clubs.

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As the transfer window heats up, the future of Mason Holgate remains uncertain. Will he embark on a new chapter in his career, donning Southampton’s jersey? Or will Everton hold onto their defender? Only time will reveal the outcome of this transfer saga.


Regardless of the destination, Holgate’s journey thus far has showcased his potential and abilities. Now, he eagerly awaits the chance to prove himself once again, wherever he may land.

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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.

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