Everton Targets Teden Mengi to Replace Departing Branthwaite

Crystal Palace

Everton has expressed interest in signing Tenden Mengi, a defender currently playing for Luton Town, as they consider the possible departure of their centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite. Crystal Palace is also monitoring Mengi’s situation, indicating growing interest in the 22-year-old talent.

Potential Branthwaite Exit Spurs Everton’s Interest in Teden Mengi

Mengi started his professional career at Manchester United but found his footing at Luton Town. With Luton struggling in the Premier League, there is speculation that Mengi could leave if the team is relegated. At the moment, Luton is in 18th place and two points shy of safety with just two matches remaining in the season. If Luton fails to secure its Premier League status, Mengi’s exit could be imminent.

Everton’s interest in Mengi appears to be driven by their anticipation of Branthwaite’s potential move to Manchester United or Newcastle. Sources reveal that Branthwaite is eager to leave Everton in the upcoming summer transfer window, which has prompted the club to explore alternatives. Alongside Mengi, Everton is likely to sell other key players, including midfielder Amadou Onana, to alleviate financial pressures stemming from Profit and Sustainability regulations.

Luton Town manager Rob Edwards played a crucial role in convincing Mengi to stay during the January transfer window. He engaged in discussions with the young defender and the club’s chief executive. Moreover emphasizing his desire to keep Mengi as Luton fought to avoid relegation. However, with uncertainty looming, Edwards reassured Mengi that his future at Luton would be reassessed at the season’s end.

Other Interested Parties in Mengi

Meanwhile, Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen has also shown interest in Mengi, monitoring him since January when they anticipated losing Jonathan Tah. Although Mengi’s exact market value is estimated at €4.1 million. Also his actual transfer fee could fluctuate depending on Luton’s Premier League fate.

As Everton prepares for a reshaping of its defensive lineup, Mengi’s availability becomes a central focus. Also potentially filling the void left by Branthwaite’s expected departure. With significant interest in Mengi. Everton will have to act quickly if they intend to secure his services ahead of other interested clubs.

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