Former Burton Albion loanee and current Sheffield United youngster Daniel Jebbison could be set for a Premier League move to Everton, according to journalist Alan Nixon on a post via his Patreon.
The 20-year-old striker spent time with The Brewers during the 2021-22 season, but as he approaches the final year of his contract it is believed that the Merseyside club are ready to make an offer. As he still has a year left at United, it is reported that they would look to cash in on the youngster and would possibly be open to an exchange if offered the right players.
Everton bought Dominic Calvert-Lewin from The Blades in 2016, and he is now a regular for The Toffees although injuries in the last two seasons have limited his appearances. With Ellis Simms departing for Coventry City, and Demarai Gray set to follow, it is easy to understand why Sean Dyche is looking for more options up front.
Jebbison has been on the books with the South Yorkshire club since 2018, making his first team debut at Goodison Park in the 2020-21 season, scoring the winner as Paul Heckingbottom’s side went on to win 1-0 over Ancelotti’s Everton.
He has since enjoyed time on loan in the third tier with Burton Albion, where he registered nine goals in 23 appearances for The Brewers before returning to his parent club in the January. Since his spell with the Staffordshire side, Jebbison has made 28 appearances for Paul Heckingbottom’s United, including five starts last season as The Blades won promotion to the Premier League.
What has been said?
Journalist, Alan Nixon, has stated via his Patreon:
“Everton are ready to make a shock raid for Sheffield United’s young striker Daniel Jebbison
“England under-20 forward Jebbison is in the final year of his contract and Blades could cash in if the offer is right”
Everton were the second lowest-scoring side in the Premier League last year. While Jebbison has great potential, this signing would need to be treated as a development project for The Toffees rather than an instant solution to their problems in the final third.
However Everton’s financial play play (FPP) restrictions stem from previous summers of spending big on players with little sell-on value – therefore, for a potentially cheap fee due to the time remaining on his contract and the potential they’ve identified in the 20-year-old, this is a signing that could well be seen as a bargain in a few years time.