According to Football Insider, Everton are preparing to launch a move to sign Leicester City youngster Sidnei Tavares.
As per the aforementioned Football Insider report, the Toffees are one of a number of clubs, both in England and abroad, to hold an interest in the midfielder, who is yet to sign professional terms at the King Power Stadium.
The 17-year-old has been a regular feature for the Foxes’ youth side this season, regularly impressing in a central midfield berth. His form has also earned him international recognition, with Tavares having represented Portugal at under-19 and under-18 level.
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Given he is yet to sign a professional contract, Everton could pick Tavares up cheaply if they could tempt him to make the switch to Goodison Park.
If Silva does make a move for his young compatriot, then it would suggest that the manager is already laying long-term plans for Everton’s future.
The Merseyside club have brought through a number of promising youngsters into their first team in recent years, with the likes of Tom Davies, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jonjoe Kenny all Premier League regulars now.
Tavares will likely only consider a move to Goodison if he sees a clear path to first team football available to him there. The Toffees’ record of investing faith and game time in young players could play a big part in making up the starlet’s mind about a move.
Of course, Tavares represents an investment for the future, but bringing him to the club as soon as possible would be a positive step on Everton’s part.