By George Overhill
The failure between Everton and Southampton to agree a deal for Che Adams should have no bearing on a late loan for Kamaldeen Sulemana, according to Paul Brown.
The former Daily Star journalist told GIVEMESPORT (28 August) that Mason Holgate’s own loan switch in the opposite direction going “smoothly” this summer shows that the two sides can get deals done and that a push for 21-year-old winger Kamaldeen would likely be what the Toffees are after in the final days of the window.
Everton have finally landed an experienced striker in Beto after failing in their pursuit of Adams but are thought to still be targeting further cheap additions before the deadline after the Portuguese’s big-money move.
Brown said: “I think Sulemana is likely to be a loan. So, on that basis, I wouldn’t say what’s happened with Che Adams is likely to hold that up or be a problem.
“They were able to negotiate fairly smoothly over Mason Holgate’s loan in the other direction. So, I don’t think the Adams situation should make a difference here really.
“If they were able to get Sulemana on loan I think that’s not a not a bad option really. Funds are so limited that being able to get someone who should be a ready-made Premier League option, for very little immediate outlay, is probably the kind of deal that Everton are looking for.”
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Sean Dyche has already taken advantage one former rival going down to secure a loan move for Leeds United’s Jack Harrison and could still do the same with another relegated winger in the Saints man.
The Ghanian international only arrived at St. Mary’s in January after a failed attempt by the Toffees to buy him from Rennes at the time.
But with both Beto and Arnaut Danjuma now at Everton after unsuccessful pursuits in the winter there is reason to believe they would push to add a third in the remaining days of the current window.
Southampton have already lost the likes of James Ward-Prowse and Romeo Lavia to big-money Premier League exits so it likely to be easier said than done to convince them to part with another.
But if the 18-cap international has an eye on getting back into the top flight straight away it may help pave the way for a temporary deal.
When everyone is fit Dyche has some talented players on the flanks, with the two loanees Danjuma and Harrison added to Dwight McNeil and Alex Iwobi, but with three of those four currently out injured he would gladly see another man come in after so frequently being short of options.
Demarai Gray is on the brink of an exit, despite late drama on that front, but Everton pushed hard for Willy Gnonto from Leeds to no avail, so perhaps his Southampton counterpart could be on the cards instead.
In other Everton news, the club are looking to get into another late transfer fight for a talented young winger.
By George Overhill