Mason Holgate to leave Everton in January with Fulham interested

Everton to let Holgate leave on loan

Mason Holgate signed for Everton in August of 2015 from Barnsley for a fee of around £1.2 million.

Since joining Everton, Holgate has played 25 games for their under-23 side, in which he has scored three.

The 22-year-old has also made 48 appearances for Everton’s first team, in which he has assisted one.

 

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However, in the 2018/19 season, Holgate has had very few first-team opportunities.

The arrival of both Kurt Zouma and Yerry Mina at Goodison Park over the summer means Holgate has slipped down the Everton centre-back’s pecking order.

The youngster has made just five Premier League appearances for Everton this campaign.

As a result, Sky Sports News are reporting that Everton are willing to let Holgate leave on loan in January.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Marco Silva, Manager of Everton and Mark Hughes, Manager of Southampton look on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Southampton FC at Goodison Park on August 18, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Fulham need to improve their defence

According to the Mirror, Fulham, Derby County and Sheffield United are all interested in taking Holgate on loan.

But given Fulham are the only Premier League side said to be interested in Holgate, he will likely choose to move there.

This would be great for Fulham who seriously need to improve their defending if they wish to stay in the Premier League.

After 17 league games, Fulham currently sit 20th in the Premier League on just nine points.

Their biggest problem is they concede far too many goals.

In the league this season, Fulham have already let in a staggering 42 goals and have yet to keep a clean sheet.

Claudio Ranieri recently took over as Fulham boss and they have improved a bit, but their defensive displays are still worrying.

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