Everton set for Championship swoop this summer

The Daily Mail is reporting that Reading striker Shane Long could be on his way to the Premier League with Everton this summer. The Everton assistant Steve Round watched the Republic of Ireland international in the recent Reading v Leeds game in the Championship.

Shane Long has scored 21 Championship goals and also provided 10 assists in the league. David Moyes could be prepared to offer £6m for the talented forward that has also impressed playing for the Republic of Ireland. Long has now scored 6 times in 19 games playing for his country. Long may have caught the eye of Moyes – when he starred for Reading against Everton in an FA Cup tie.

David Moyes is keen to strengthen his Everton squad and stated “I’d have concerns (about going into the new season with this squad). I think there are areas I should address if I can.”

However, David Moyes admits money is tight, he stated “But there is a difficult world out there where things are struggling. We may find there is not as much spending as in the past.”

David Moyes raided Leeds United for Jermaine Beckford last summer and may look to do the same with Shane Long this summer – but he is likely to face competition from Newcastle and Celtic to land the 24 year old.

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