Liverpool are reportedly interested in Everton youngster Seamus Coleman and will hope to take advantage of their fellow Merseyside club’s perilous financial position by making a significant January offer for the Irish international.
Anfield director of football Damien Comolli has earmarked a move for the right sided performer and boss Kenny Dalglish is also said to be a fan of the former Sligo Rovers man and could see the Everton man as a player who could ably fill a role out wide at Liverpool.
There is apparently still some concern over who can best play out wide right at Liverpool where currently new signing Jordan Henderson and Dutchman Dirk Kuyt are the club’s main options. Neither player is a natural fit for that role and Coleman’s consistent displays for Everton over the past 18 months have caught the attention of many prospective suitors.
Seamus Coleman was signed by the Toffees in January 2009 and became a regular last term when he notched up 40 first team appearances and figured both at right back and in his more accustomed position in a right wing role. The likes of Man United have also been linked with the County Donegal born wide-man.
Clearly it would be a contentious move for the Irishman to make but he would be by no means the first to do so and given the fact that David Moyes has to deal with a non-existent transfer budget there may be a financial imperative for the Everton to sell one of their big names to once again balance the books.
Coleman is tied to a long term contract so any bid for his services would not be cheap.