Everton Chasing Celtic Youngster James Forrest
Premier League overachievers Everton are understood to be lining up a bid to sign Celtic’s promising young right winger James Forrest, reports the Daily Record.
The up-and-coming footballer from Prestwick has certainly impressed this season, scoring no less than seven goals and notching an addition five assists for the Bhoys in all competitions so far – a commendable achievement considering his relatively young age of 22.
And it appears Everton are keen on bringing that kind of potential to their turf at Goodison Park, as the Toffees prepare for a potential Champions League appearance next season.
Indeed, Everton have been in great form under new manager Roberto Martinez – they are currently in fifth place on the table with 69 points, trailing fourth-place Arsenal by just four points with two games left to play.
Regardless, Everton have already all but secured their qualification in the Europa League next season and this will be enough reason for them to make a move for Forrest.
Forrest kick-started his professional footballing career with Celtic in 2010, and has since been involved in 126 matches for the club overall, scoring 24 goals and clocking up a further 21 assists.
Forrest’s contract with the Scottish giants is set to run until 2016.