Luton Town are closing in on a deal to sign Everton defender Brendan Galloway, as reported by Football Insider.
The 23-year-old has been capped up to Under 21 level by England and has 17 outings to his name for the Toffees.
However, the report suggests manager Mauro Silva has sanctioned his departure as he falls further down the pecking order at Goodison Park.
Galloway began his career with MK Dons, making the switch to the Premier League side as a teenager on a five-year deal. He’s now likely to join the Hatters on a free transfer, barring any last-minute hitches.
Luton won League One last season on the final day of the campaign, having only emerged from League Two twelves months before. They shrugged off the loss of manager Nathan Jones; he joined Stoke in January but it failed to impact their charge to the top of the table.
Mick Harford took temporary control and guided them to the title before stepping down, allowing Graeme Jones to take over in the dugout.
They’ve also recently sold James Justin to Leicester City, necessitating the move for a new full back.
This would be an exciting capture by Luton, as well as a necessary one.
They’ve sold James Justin recently, meaning they’ve got an opening for a left back. Galloway has impressed at Everton, but not enough to force regular football.
However, he has 20 Premier League outings to his name, three in a loan move to West Brom, as well as his England youth honours. What he needs now is regular football of a good standard to kick on.
He has big boots to fill on the left side of Luton’s defence, Justin had a tremendous couple of seasons. Galloway is a similar player, he earned his big move young but it hasn’t worked out.
This could be very shrewd business.