Manager admits Newcastle target could sign for Everton

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Cork City goalkeeper and Newcastle United target David Harrington could yet be set for an imminent move to a ‘massive club’ at Premier League giants Everton, manager Colin Healy has told the Echo live.

The transfer window may be closed, but that doesn’t mean Everton’s recruitment department can pack up their notebooks and head for the beach.

Harrington, one of Irish football’s brightest young talents, is already agreeing a deal which could see him become Everton’s first new signing in 2023. The Toffees have submitted a nominal offer of £43,000 for a 22-year-old years old who will be out of contract in a few weeks. Harrington even traveled to England for talks with Toffees boss Frank Lampard (Irish Examiner).

Healy insists “nothing” has been agreed so far. But the Cork City boss knows it’s too good an opportunity to turn down.

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“We’ll wait and see what happens over the next few days,” Healy says. “He’s a young boy. He’s done very, very well, he’s got a great future in the game. It can be tough when you’re a young boy. You have this pressure and you are linked with Everton.

“Look, they’re a huge club, they are. People don’t realize how big they are. So let’s see what happens over the next few days with him.

“If he stays with us, so much the better. If he Is go to the end of the year or something like that, we wish him the best. But he will be with us until the end of the season (in November) anyway.

The Cork number 13 has made 27 league appearances this season, keeping 14 clean sheets. Newcastle United also kept tabs on Harrington; the 22-year-old fitting into the Magpies’ model of signing talented, hungry young players with great resale potential.

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