Dundee are considering a loan move for Tyler Onyango.

That’s according to The Courier, who have reported that the 20-year-old is a target for the Scottish club after St Johnstone turned down the chance to sign him.

Onyango joined Everton’s academy and went onto make senior debut in January 2021, replacing Andre Gomes in an FA Cup fourth round win over Sheffield Wednesday.

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He made his Premier League debut 10 months later but has only managed two appearances for the senior team since.

The midfielder spent the first half of last season on loan at Burton Albion before he linked up with Duncan Ferguson at Forest Green Rovers in January. However, he was limited to only three appearances before returning to Merseyside with a hamstring injury.

St Johnstone were reportedly offered the opportunity to sign Onyango this summer but have turned their attentions elsewhere, since confirming the arrival of Matt Smith from MK Dons.

With Everton eager to find regular game-time for the youngster, Onyango could instead join Dundee on loan.

How Tyler Onyango fared on his Everton debut two years ago

The Liverpool Echo’s Adam Jones had plenty to say on Tyler Onyango when he made his senior debut in 2021. For those who know little about the academy graduate, here is what the journalist said.

Speaking on the Royal Blue: The Everton FC Podcast, Jones said: “I’d say he fits into that box-to-box mould, if anything. I don’t think he really compares to many of the midfielders that Everton have got at the minute.

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“I think he’s hugely energetic, he’s got a good amount of pace on him himself. He’s very physical for his age, but I think his ability on the ball is what sets him apart.

“He’s scored three goals for the under-23s over the last few months. I think he’s got a lot in his locker.

“I think, defensively, if he’s going to be a box-to-box midfielder, there are a few areas that he can improve.

“But I think he’s got all the attributes that it’s going to take for him to be a success in the future and I really do hope he gets more opportunities in the first team.”

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