David Harrington, the goalkeeper for Cork City, is on the verge of signing with Everton and will visit England this weekend for negotiations.
The Toffees’ first transfer window under new football director Kevin Thelwell turned out to be highly promising.
Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Idrissa Gueye, Dwight McNeil, and Neal Maupay all joined the team, adding experience from the Premier League.
However, future talent has also been secured with the addition of Sporting left back Ruben Vinagre, James Garner, and Amadou Onana to Everton.
Everton may still be a little lacking in attack, but Thelwell can be happy since it looks like there will be another transfer soon.
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On David Harrington Everton is closing in
Even though the transfer market is closed, Everton is still looking to recruit players.
Everton was interested in acquiring Cork City goalkeeper Harrington, and according to Echo Live, a bid of about €50,000 (£43,000) had been made.
At the conclusion of the Irish season, in early November, Harrington’s contract expires, and he will be free to choose other employment.
Everton wants to close a deal without engaging in negotiations when Harrington’s agreement expires.
After visiting England this past weekend, Harrington is reportedly “ching closer” to joining Everton, according to The Irish Examiner.
Harrington will meet with important Everton decision-makers, including Frank Lampard, in an effort to close the deal.
It’s noteworthy to note that this story asserts Newcastle United has also been keeping an eye on Harrington in preparation for a potential transfer.
Eddie Howe is believed to have learned about Harrington from a tip and has researched his qualifications, but no bids were submitted before the deadline.
Harrington, 22, moved from Cobh Ramblers to Cork in 2018 and is now Turners Cross’ top goalkeeper.
Harrington, who was expected to have a promising career, may now join Seamus Coleman in joining Everton from the League of Ireland.
Everton will hope to get this deal agreed and in place quickly, especially with Newcastle seemingly sniffing around the situation.