Dwight McNeil undergoes an Everton medical ahead of £20m move


Dwight McNeil undergoes an Everton medical after the Toffees agreed a deal with Burnley worth £20m plus add-ons… and the move could be announced as soon as THURSDAY

  • Everton have agreed a £20million deal plus add-ons for Burnley’s Dwight McNeil
  • The 22-year-old was undergoing a medical with the Toffees on Wednesday night 
  • Everton are also exploring a return for PSG midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye

Everton have agreed a £20million deal plus add-ons for Burnley winger Dwight McNeil and are exploring a return for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye.

Everton signed Ruben Vinagre from Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday and have now switched attention to long-term forward target McNeil after Burnley showed a willingness to agree a structured payment. 

The 22-year-old was undergoing a medical on Wednesday night and hopes to complete his move by Thursday. 

Everton have agreed a £20million deal plus add-ons for Burnley winger Dwight McNeil

McNeil has had no shortage of Premier League interest following the Clarets’ relegation to the Championship and Sportsmail understands he was wanted by the Toffees when Rafael Benitez was in charge. 

The 22-year-old has two years left on his contract at Turf Moor and Burnley also have the option to extend his deal until 2025. 

Newcastle, West Ham and Crystal Palace have also been credited with an interest in the former England U21 international, who failed to score in the Premier League last season while managing just one assist. 

Everton had also previously tried to sign McNeil’s Burnley team-mate Maxwel Cornet – who has a £17.5m release clause in his contract – but the two sides ultimately failed to come to an agreement.

Idrissa Gueye left Everton in 2019

He has gone on to win two Ligue 1 titles with PSG

The Toffees have also been offered the chance to re-sign their former midfielder Idrissa Gueye

Former Everton midfielder Gueye, 32, saw a loan to Newcastle fall through in January and has one year left on contract.

The Senegal international left Goodison Park in 2019 to link up with PSG and has gone on to win two league titles and make 111 appearances at the Parc des Princes. 

Frank Lampard has only seen one confirmed addition to the squad that narrowly avoided Premier League relegation in the form of another former Burnley star, James Tarkowski.

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