Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Everton defender Brendan Galloway, according to the Nottingham Post.
The Championship club are believed to be interested in the 21-year-old ahead of the new season.
The Nottingham Post reports that manager Mark Warburton wants to add Galloway to his squad due to the youngster’s versatility.
The defender can play at left-back, as well as in a central defensive position, but he has not quite cemented a spot in the Everton team.
The England Under-21 international joined West Bromwich Albion on loan last season, but he managed just three Premier League appearances.
In total, Galloway has featured 21 times in Everton’s first team after joining the club from MK Dons in 2014.
The dilemma that manager Ronald Koeman has is whether he feels that Galloway can be vital to the team, or is better off moving on.
If the Toffees want to push themselves towards contention for Champions League positions, then they need to fill the first team with quality players that can take them that step further.
The problem with Galloway is that he still needs time to develop, and he may not get the minutes that he requires at Goodison Park.
From the player’s point of view, now is the time to move on if he is guaranteed regular first-team football.
Everton have already spent over £50m on bringing in goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and midfielder Davy Klaassen, which indicates that they are determined to shape a squad for success.
It would make the most sense for the Merseyside outfit to sanction a transfer.