Everton optimistic of winning race to sign Jaden Philogene, make £16 million bid

Everton are reportedly keen on signing 22-year-old Hull City winger Jaden Philogene in the summer transfer window.

According to a report from The Athletic, Everton have submitted a £16 million bid to sign highly-rated Hull City winger Jaden Philogene. A separate update report from TEAMtalk has added that the Toffees are optimistic of getting the deal done and it remains to be seen how the situation develops.

The 22-year-old had an outstanding season in the EFL Championship with the Tigers, and he contributed towards 18 goals in all competitions. He could develop into a quality player for Everton in the coming seasons as well. The opportunity to move to the Premier League will be quite attractive for him, and it remains to be seen how the situation unfolds.

Crystal Palace could use quality wingers as well, especially after the departure of Michael Olise. The Hull City winger could be the ideal replacement for the French attacker, thus explaining their interest in him.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have been linked with Philogene and a number of other wide players, and it will be interesting to see if they can add some pace and creativity to their attack. Manchester United are expected to sell Jadon Sancho permanently this summer, and they will have to replace the England international. Philogene would be a quality long-term investment for them.

It will be interesting to see if Hull City are prepared to accept £16 million for the winger. It would be a reasonable outlay for a player of his potential, and he could even prove to be a bargain at that price.

Everton need a quality winger

Everton have missed a quality winger since the departure of Anthony Gordon, and they should look to improve in that department before the summer transfer window closes. They have been fighting for survival in the recent seasons, and a club of their status should be pushing for top half football instead.

They will need to bring in the right additions this summer and plug the weaknesses in their squad before the window closes. Signing a quality attacker like Philogene could prove to be a wise decision. The Englishman would be a long-term investment for them and he is likely to improve with coaching and experience.

The 22-year-old is too good for the EFL Championship, and a step up to the Premier League would be ideal for his career as well. Regular football in the top flight could accelerate his development and help him fulfil his potential.

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