‘Based on my understanding’ – Alan Myers drops Everton transfer update on Weghorst

According to Sky Sports journalist Alan Myers, Everton has no intention of pursuing a move for Manchester United’s loaned striker Wout Weghorst, relays the GN.

The 30-year-old currently represents Burnley, who recently gained promotion, and is under contract until the summer of 2025. Although TalkSPORT reported on Twitter that Everton had shown interest in the Dutch forward, Myers has clarified that this information is inaccurate. In a Twitter post on June 5, Myers stated, “Based on my understanding, Weghorst is not among Everton’s targeted players.”

The Everton board has a history of targeting players who are well past their prime, and Weghorst would fit that profile perfectly. Everton is in dire need of a goal scorer, but apart from a memorable goal in a World Cup quarter-final, it’s difficult to recall any notable contributions from the 30-year-old.

Furthermore, his age poses a concern. Signing Weghorst would entail a hefty contract, and he would likely provide only one or two productive seasons before seeking opportunities elsewhere. It’s crucial to exercise smarter decision-making. The days of offering substantial contracts to players who are past their peak must come to an end.

Interestingly, Everton has also been linked with Sunderland’s Jack Clarke. This is a move that we can support. The 22-year-old had an outstanding 2022/23 season and would represent a long-term investment at Goodison Park. Targeting younger players who can make a significant impact over an extended period, and potentially be sold for profit, should be the chosen path forward.