Everton plot Anthony Elanga swoop

Everton are keen on acquiring the services of 21-year-old Manchester United homegrown winger Anthony Elanga.

According to Foot Mercato, Everton are interested in having Anthony Elanga in their ranks ahead of next season. The 21-year-old Manchester United winger is frustrated because of his limited game time last season and could be open to a move elsewhere.

Anthony Elanga joined the Manchester United youth academy back in the summer of 2015. He has since gone up the ranks at the club and has managed to make quite a few appearances for the Red Devils first-team over the last two seasons.

The Sweden international featured in a total of 27 matches for the first team in the 2021/22 season. He racked up around 1,500 minutes and even contributed towards five goals.

However, things did not pan out in a similar fashion in the 2022/23 season. Elanga made a total of 26 appearances but was on the pitch for around 700 minutes. His game time took a major hit and he only contributed towards two goals.

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His limited game time under Erik ten Hag has not pleased the 21-year-old, who is concerned and could be pushing for a move elsewhere. A few months back the Sweden international talked about his limited game time and the fact that he wants to play more often.

Elanga said, “It’s frustrating. It’s important for me to play. I’m focused on United, I’ll talk to the club later. I like the club, but it’s important for me to play. I am still young. I spoke to Erik (ten Hag), I know what he wants me to do and I can only keep training hard. When the opportunity presents itself, I just have to be ready to take it.”

While his contract with Manchester United runs until the summer of 2026, he could be on his way to Everton in the ongoing summer. The Merseyside club are keen on having the 21-year-old in their ranks as they look to bolster their attack.

They did try to acquire his services in January but failed to strike a deal with the Red Devils. Meanwhile, they are expected to push for him in the ongoing summer. This time around they will are looking to go hard at it and land him at the club.

With Manchester United in desperate need to raise funds in order to reinforce their squad, they could consider offloading one of their young stars. However, it won’t be easy to prise him away from the club. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund are also interested in Manchester United’s homegrown star.

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