Premier League outfit Everton are keeping close tabs on VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Aster Vrancx, who may leave Bundesliga next summer.
According to a report from Calciomercato, Aster Vrancx is facing an uncertain future in the Bundesliga, having become a target for several clubs across Europe. Everton have recently become the latest club to join the list of potential suitors for the VfL Wolfsburg midfielder, who is enjoying a breakthrough season in the German top-flight.
A product of the KV Mechelen youth academy, Vranckx joined Wolfsburg last summer in a deal worth €8 million. It turned out to be quite a bargain for the Wolves, with the player making quite an impression with his performances in the Bundesliga this season.
A central midfielder by trade, the young Belgian has featured in 14 league matches, scoring two goals. He has impressed the onlookers with his work ethic in the middle of the park, coupled with his aggression and effectiveness in the second line of press. The youngster also possesses a killer right foot that makes him a threat from long-range.
Foreign clubs have been quite quick to take note of Vranckx’s performances in the Bundesliga. Chelsea, for one, were the first Premier League club to register interest in the young midfielder back in December. Since then, the Wolfsburg starlet has been linked with a move to various other clubs, including Everton.
The Toffees were among the busiest teams in the January transfer window, notably bringing in Donny van de Beek and Dele Alli to shore up their creative unit. However, it appears Frank Lampard is keen on further reinforcing his midfield department, especially amid uncertainties surrounding the future of Jean-Philippe Gbamin.
The former Mainz starlet has struggled with injuries at Goodison Park and has completed a loan move to CSKA Moscow, with the Russian transfer window still open.
Gbamin and Andre Gomes’s injury woes, coupled with a lack of depth in central midfield could tempt Everton to make a move for Aster Vranckx next summer. Although far from a finished product, the 19-year-old can offer some much-needed urgency and spark in the middle of the park. And as someone who resembles the style of play of Frank Lampard himself, he could prove to be a wise investment.
That said, Everton could face strong resistance from Wolfsburg in the pursuit of Vranckx, having only signed him last summer. And as mentioned earlier, the Toffees are not the only club tracking the progress of the teenage sensation, so it will be a surprise to see him join the Goodison Park camp next season.