Everton make £20m bid for Burnley winger Dwight McNeil, player wants the move
Everton have made a £20m bid including add-ons for Burnley winger Dwight McNeil and the player is keen on the move, according to 90min.
The Toffees have been in the market to bolster their attack after the £60m sale of Richarlison to Tottenham earlier in the window, which helped them with their financial problems.
But after being linked with a host of forwards to fill the void in the squad, the blues have now settled on England Under-21 ace McNeil and submitted a bid to the Clarets with negotiations ongoing [John Percy, July 27].
Burnley are said to be happy to accept the fee being paid in instalments rather than insisting on a lump fee, which is helping Everton’s pursuit of the player.
90min journalist Chris Smith tweeted on his personal account that the player is “exceedingly keen” on the move as it means he can continue to play Premier League football.
If only all of Everton’s transfer business could be as quick and seamless as it has been in the last few days.
McNeil has impressed playing on the wing and in central midfield for Burnley over the last few seasons, but struggled in the 2021/22 season as the club were relegated to the Championship.
A strong dribbler with good creativity and a great work ethic, McNeil is only 22-years-old and still fits in with the type of squad that Lampard has been looking to build.
He would likely slot in on the left wing spot to build an attack with Anthony Gordon and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but also be able to help in midfield as Lampard looks to strengthen the side.
At £20m it’s a great deal for a player with good Premier League experience, a great ceiling and someone who will be able to improve the overall quality of the squad and fans should be delighted if it gets over the line.