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Everton set to seal third deadline day signing

This has been a frantic transfer deadline day for Everton and in the build-up to the 11pm deadline on Monday, the Toffees were eyeing a third deal.

What’s the word?

Everton confirmed Frank Lampard as their new boss today and also announced the signing of Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United.

Dele Alli is also set to put pen to paper at Goodison Park but a third surprising deal could be on the cards.

The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath said on Twitter: “England Under-20 goalkeeper Billy Crellin set for medical at Everton ahead of move from Fleetwood.”

Lamps will love him

Considering the undoubted amount of potential that Crellin has, particularly as a young player, he is a footballer that Lampard will surely love.

After all, this is a manager who is known for his work with young domestic players, taking the likes of Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Reece James from periphery players at Chelsea to regular first-team names.

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It was a similar story at Derby as well where he developed Tomori and Mount too, also taking Harry Wilson to the next level.

With that in mind, Crellin clearly sees this as a good step. He will have to dislodge Jordan Pickford but under a manager like Lampard, he certainly stands a good chance.

The Fleetwood stopper has only played 13 times for them at senior level but at the age of 21, clearly has ideas of playing at a higher level.

A senior debut in Merseyside in the immediate future seems unlikely but the new Everton boss has shown he is willing to hand opportunities to those rising through the ranks.

As a result, he may well have unearthed a new star in the Football League ‘keeper.

AND in other news, “He’s going..”: Romano drops 10-word update on last-gasp deal, EFC fans surely buzzing…

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