Everton’s recruitment is like a London bus. You wait ages for one to come along and then two arrive at the same time.
It has taken a while for the Toffees to get going in the ongoing summer window but they are nearing their first deals.
The Merseyside outfit are reportedly close to welcoming Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes to the club with Rafa Benitez just needing to put his seal of approval on a move.
However, their first marquee addition could be that of Denzel Dumfries.
The Netherlands star has caught the interest of plenty of teams this summer following his displays at Euro 2020.
Bayern Munich were interested in the right-back but after turning their noses away, it left Everton with a free run to bring him to Goodison Park.
According to reports, that’s exactly what they look set to do. Sport Mediaset (via Sport Witness) claim that Everton ‘will be his destination’ after talking intensively to Dumfries and PSV Eindhoven.
The 25-year-old is thought to have a release clause of €15m (£13m) so a deal could be wrapped up fairly cheaply.
If Marcel Brands and Benitez can get this one over the line then it should leave Everton supporters particularly enthralled.
After all, Dumfries was one of the star men during the recent European Championships.
Although his country were knocked out in the last 16 by the Czech Republic, he was a rampant threat down the right-hand side.
Former footballer, David Meyler, took to Twitter to hail the lively threat of Dumfries as “unbelievable,” during the Championships.
It’s easy to see why. He scored twice at the Euros, combining frantic energy with vast physical power and immense speed.
Although a defender by trade, it’s his attacking statistics and attributes that stick out. The PSV brute registered 1.5 shots, one key pass and one dribble per match for his country this summer.
With that in mind, he should be a player who’s able to get supporters off their seats next term.
Pivotally, he looks an ideal fit to replace Seamus Coleman. The Irishman has lost a yard of pace but what set him apart from other defenders in the division was his prolific creativity.
During his time at Goodison, Coleman has registered 31 assists and 26 goals.
If Dumfries can get anywhere close to replicating that haul then he’d be a magnificent signing. Either way, just the idea of landing someone who’s shone at a major tournament should delight fans.