Everton “poised” to move for Birmingham City starlet as they prepare to overtake Leeds United in transfer race

Everton “poised” to move for Birmingham City starlet as they prepare to overtake Leeds United in transfer race

According to Alan Nixon’s report this morning, Premier League side Everton will edge Leeds United in the race for Birmingham City youngster George Hall.

The 18-year-old has been heavily involved in John Eustace’s first-team this season, making an impressive 18 league appearances, recording one goal and one assist.

His progress has not gone unnoticed as Leeds are believed to be keen to lure him away from St Andrew’s when the January transfer window opens, having already poached Amari Miller from the same club last summer.

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They are not alone in their quest to recruit him, however, as Liverpool also believe they are keeping an eye on his situation at this point as Jurgen Klopp appears to be reconsidering the future after recruiting Fabio Carvalho in the summer.

According to the same Nixon report, Hall could potentially be allowed to leave next month if a “reasonable” deal can be struck for him and the Toffees are “ready” to make a move for him.

Frank Lampard’s side have not been afraid to look at the EFL market in recent months when Dwight McNeil arrived from Burnley – and could potentially find success in that market again if they can agree a fee with the Midlands side.

The judgment:

It will be interesting to see what happens – because Eustace doesn’t want to let him go and you can understand why – because there are no guarantees that the money will be reinvested.

He would probably prefer to work with him as the 18-year-old, Jobe Bellingham and Jordan James could all become potential top players for the Midlands team in years to come.

However, with Hall blocking the way for the other two and Eustace also having older midfield options available, capitalizing on him might not be the worst idea.

But they should try to get a decent fee for him considering he’s made several appearances for Birmingham’s first-team before – and adding a sell clause would be ideal too.

If no suitable offers come in for him in the next month, it won’t be the end of the world as he will only get better and make valuable contributions on the pitch. It remains to be seen whether Lampard is willing to fork out big bucks for someone who may not yet be a key player in the Merseyside outfit.

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