Everton are pushing forward with a move for Anthony Elanga.
That’s according to Foot Mercato, who have reported that the Toffees have reignited their interest in the Manchester United youngster.
Reports in January claimed that Everton were keen on a loan deal for the Swede in January, however the Red Devils blocked the move and he instead remained at Old Trafford.
Elanga was thrust into the limelight during the 2021-22 season, where he made 21 appearances in the Premier League and netted twice.
The winger wasn’t able to build on his development last season, failing to score and only managing five starts in the top flight as he continued to be linked with a move away.
United looking increasingly likely to sign a new striker and they could also hand Amad Diallo a chance in the first team, leaving Elanga’s future at the club looking bleak.
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Erik ten Hag’s side could now sanction a move away for Elanga and Everton are eager to have a second attempt at signing him.
Elanga is seeking regular first team action after struggling for minutes with United. The forward made his feelings clear back in March, telling Aftonbladet: “It is frustrating. You want to play, it’s important.
“But whether you play or not, it’s up to the coach, not me.”
Everton can help develop Anthony Elanga
Anthony Elanga was arguably thrown in at the deep end when he wasn’t ready, making 21 appearances in his first full season mainly because Manchester United didn’t have many other options.
There has been a lot of pressure on the Sweden international’s shoulders when he could really just do with another club to develop and enjoy his football.
Elanga is clearly full of talent, with compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic recognising that he has a big future ahead of him.
“[Elanga is] a great talent, we are proud and happy that he comes from Sweden,” Ibrahimovic told SVT Sport in March.
“He has all the future ahead of him, and if he continues just as he has done, it looks positive. It’s just fighting, never being content, striving for more. How much he can develop depends on him.”
The youngster will be desperate to show his ability and Sean Dyche could be the man to help him out.
A loan deal for Elanga is risk-free and is one the Toffees should be seriously considering.