Clarets Chasing Everton Defender

Burnley Set to Rescue Mason Holgate From Everton

Burnley Football Club are planning a January transfer window raid for Everton Football Club defender Mason Holgate according to reports in Football Insider. Sean Dyche’s side are in the market for defensive reinforcements amid doubts over the futures of James Tarkowski and Ben Mee.

Holgate, is on their Clarets radar this month and going into the summer window with both James Tarkowski and Ben Mee out of contract in the summer, although Mee has a twelve month option in his deal. It was revealed last Friday that Everton will listen to offers for the versatile defender as they look to raise cash to stay in line with the Premier League’s finance rules.

The Merseysiders are on the verge of following the capture of left-back Vitaly Mykolenko from Dynamo Kiev with the signing of right-back Nathan Patterson from Glasgow Rangers. He has headed down south to undergo a medical and finalise contract terms after the Glasgow giants accepted a bid of £12million rising to £16m with add-ons.

Holgate has started Everton’s last three matches after taking advantage of an injury to Yerry Mina. He was part of a three-man defence in Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Brighton that also included Ben Godfrey and Michael Keane. Holgate, who has a contract with Everton that runs until 2025, has made 10 appearances in all competitions this season. The former England U21 International has played 121 times in total for the Merseysiders since signing from Barnsley in 2015.

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