Reports suggest a deal has been agreed for the 19-year-old Nigerian to join Everton this summer. But whats his story?Michael Yokhintells the intriguing tale so far
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney should consider moving to the Chinese Super League and would be made to feel 'very welcome' if he did decide to test himself in China, according to former England manager Sven Goran-Eriksson. Rooney fell down the pecking order at Old Trafford last season and his career with the Red Devils could well come to an end this summer, with Jose Mourinho's men close to completing deals for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. Further competition in midfield and up front would all but end Rooney's chances of regular game-time at Manchester United, and Eriksson, who worked with the 31-year-old during his time as Three Lions boss, thinks the former Everton wonderkid would benefit from a new beginning in east Asia.
Everton scout Jamie Hoyland has praised Sheffield United starlet David Brooks, a reported target for the Toffees, and believes Blades boss Chris Wilder could have quite a talent on his hands if he manages to deal with the rigours of league football. Everton are intent on strengthening both their senior squad and their Under-23 side this summer, and The Telegraph reports that the Blues hierarchy have shown an interest in teenager Brooks and may submit an offer in the coming months. Hoyland, Everton's chief Under-23 scout, is impressed by the potential the 19-year-old possesses and is believes the time he spent with Manchester City's academy gives a good barometer of his calibre, though he has remained tightlipped on the topic of any potential interest from Everton.