Everton and Leicester City weigh up moves for midfield sensation Sloan

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

23rd Oct, 2023 | 12:13pm

Sources: Everton and Leicester City plotting to sign midfield sensation Dylan Sloan

Everton, Leicester City and Stoke City are among the sides plotting to sign Irish sensation Dylan Sloan, sources have told Football Insider.

The 19-year-old has caught the eye for club and country in the last 12 months – with the midfielder emerging as one of the best young talents in Northern Ireland.

Sloan featured for Northern Irish Premiership champions Larne in their European qualifiers this season.

He has also scored two goals and provided one assist in 12 league appearances so far this term.

The likes of Everton, Leicester and Stoke have sent scouts to make regular checks on Sloan as they weigh up potential moves for the Northern Ireland Under-19 international.

They are all compiling detailed dossiers on him as, one source says, “he has blown their scouts away”.

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He made his senior breakthrough at Larne last season, making seven appearances across all competitions.

The 19-year-old has also had loan spells at Newry City and Knockbreda.

Sloan primarily plays as a box-to-box midfielder but can also feature in holding midfield or in a more attacking role.

He has turned out twice for Northern Ireland’s Under-19 side, with his most recent appearance coming against Norway in March.

Larne fourth in the table after winning the title in the 2022-23 campaign.

Meanwhile, Everton – who have blooded youngsters Jarrad Branthwaite and Lewis Dobbin this season – sit 16th in the Premier League after nine games.

Leicester and Stoke both play Championship football and sit first and 20th in the table respectively.

In other news, Everton hit with £30m bill after new update.