According to the Mirror, Everton are yet to sort a deal out for academy talent Ryan Astley with the obvious concern being that another side could swoop in.
We’re well famed for bringing through good young players and this season has underlined that again.
Tom Davies and Jonjoe Kenny are just two of the obvious examples of how good we are at developing young footballers but it seems clear that Astley’s future remains uncertain.
The defender turns 17 in the coming weeks and will be inline for a professional deal – something that the Blues are yet to have agreed on with the player.
The report is suggesting that Arsenal are looking to swoop, too, and so it could be an interesting few weeks in the early career of this man’s footballing life.
Hopefully, though, he’ll see what we can do for him and do the sensible thing and put pen to paper.