Newcastle United are believed to be eyeing a move for Everton’s Mason Holgate when the transfer window opens in January.
The Toffees are asking for a fee of
His signature is an attractive proposition for Newcastle should the defender be deemed surplus to requirements on Merseyside, particularly given Holgate’s relatively low price and versatility.
The former England Under-21 international can be deployed across the back four and is as comfortable playing at right-back as he is occupying the centre-back role.
Holgate started the Blues’ last league game alongside Michael Keane at the heart of the defence in his side’s 3-1 home victory against Chelsea.
But, it’s thought that interim boss Duncan Ferguson is not set for a permanent role and it is a mystery as to whether Holgate will be part of the new manager’s plans.
Under previous boss Silva, Holgate was confined to the sub’s bench for the start of the season, but Everton’s poor performances led to him being promoted to the starting eleven.
The defender has recently enjoyed a regular run in the team, having started every match since coming into the side in the Toffees’ 3-2 defeat at Brighton in the Premier League in late October.
His first Goodison appearance of the season culminated in his first goal of the campaign as he helped Everton beat Watford 2-0 in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.
Despite him becoming a permanent fixture, it remains to be seen what the future holds for the defender.