By Pranav Shahaney

4th Dec, 2022 | 11:10am

Everton target Robin Gosens on Frank Lampard's radar since Chelsea stint

Everton target Robin Gosens has reportedly been on Frank Lampard’s radar since his time as Chelsea manager and links have now resurfaced.

FC Inter News claimed on 2 November that the Toffees are after a new left-back and had initiated contact with the 28-year-old’s agent as well.

Give Me Sport and Talk Chelsea journalist Simon Phillips said [3 December] that the Germany international was even taken up to the board at Stamford Bridge on Lampard’s recommendation but the London giants did not sign him.

Phillips said, “Frank Lampard looked at him and tried to sign him when he was at Chelsea.

“He was a player that they took to the board, so I can definitely see this link being legit and transpiring.”

Not needed

The Toffees signed Vitaliy Mykolenko to replace Lucas Digne last January and despite it seeming to be a shocker initially, it’s proven to be the right decision.

Digne has struggled at Aston Villa while Mykolenko has gone on to make the position his own at Everton and has been consistent defensively as well as on the front foot.

They’ve also brought in Ruben Vinagre on loan and he’s been a very good backup for the Toffees.

While they may need reinforcements in other areas, left-back is one part of the pitch they look pretty comfortable in.

We do not see Kevin Thelwell sanctioning this one even if Lampard is open to the idea of it as there are limited funds and more pressing concerns elsewhere.

Even former Everton player Kevin Campbell does not see any sense in the pursuit of the 28-year-old as the Toffees clearly do not need three first-team left-backs fighting for one position.