If Arsenal continues to obstruct Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ transfer, Everton has three wildcard options.
When Everton came in for Maitland-Niles, Arsenal stood in the way of the right-back. Everton should also explore the following three options.
Arsenal’s attempts to stop Everton from signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles have proven to be more aggressive and solid than their actual defense. After expressing his intention to leave Arsenal on Instagram, the teenage defender has been relegated to solitary training sessions.
“All I want to do is go where I’m needed and where I’m going to play,” he tweeted on the social media platform.
Unfortunately, his message has been misinterpreted by the Emirates, who have forced him to practice alone and have prevented any potential transfer to the Toffees.
Everton may be forced to investigate other options as the transfer deadline approaches.
The Daily Express sport looks at three possible right-back possibilities they could sign before the transfer window closes.
Serge Aurier appears to have been demoted to third choice right-back following Japhet Tanganga’s strong start to the season and Nuno Espirito-familiarity Santo’s with Matt Doherty, having managed him at Wolves.
With Barcelona star Emerson Royal ready to have a medical at Spurs ahead of a £25 million deal, the Ivory Coast international may find himself as low as fourth choice right-back.
Everton’s offseason has so far been dominated by clever, astute arrivals, and Aurier may fit right in.
Spurs could allow the former Paris Saint-Germain player to depart for free with less than a year left on his contract, allowing them to save money on their salary cost.
With 77 Premier League outings and 26 Champions League appearances under his belt, he may be another productive and excellent addition to the Toffees side.
Despite an outstanding loan period with AC Milan, where he helped the Rossoneri qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2014, he has yet to make an appearance in the competition.
However, he remains second best to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and United are apparently prepared to snub Dalot once more, as they seek a new right-back.
Dalot, who is 22 years old, is a transfer for the future as well as the present.
He has played in Serie A, the Premier League, the Portuguese Primeira Liga, and the Champions League, among other leagues.
He is aiming to clear some room on United’s wage bill. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”