Everton are considering a move for Juventus’ Samuel Iling-Junior.
The Toffees are one of three teams who could submit a offer for the winger according to Tutto Juve, with West Ham and Fulham also interested.
Iling-Junior began his career in Chelsea’s academy before joining Juventus in 2020. The teenager made 12 appearances in Serie A last season, scoring his first goal for the club in May.
The England youth international is highly regarded as one of the country’s most exciting prospects and was named in The Guardian’s list of the 60 best young talents in the world born in 2003 three years ago.
Iling-Junior’s breakthrough season has led to plenty of interest in his signature, with the likes of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich all expressing an interest back in March.
However, Everton are now in the frame to lure him back to the Premier League and it is believed Iling-Junior could be the subject of a £17-25 million bid this summer.
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Samuel Iling-Junior would be a huge coup for Everton
Given the growing list of clubs eager to snap up Iling-Junior, Everton would do very well to secure a deal for the 19-year-old to help bolster their attack.
Granted Juve aren’t quite the colossus they once were, but to make appearances in the double digits in a team that featured the likes of Federico Chiesa and Angel Di Maria is very impressive and shows just how talented he is.
The forward has already received praise from manager Max Allegri, with the Italian showing his appreciation for the youngster’s energy and technique after their Champions League defeat to Benfica in October.
For a teenager already performing at such a level, Iling-Junior would be a real bargain if they were able to get him for around £20 million.
However, the competition for his signature will be fierce and it will be an extremely difficult deal to get over the line.
West Ham and Fulham could both throw significantly more cash at the Italian giants, while a stay in London may seem more tempting than a move up to Merseyside.