Robinson tips Everton to make “big bid” for McNeil
Ex-England goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes that Burnley would be tempted to sell Dwight McNeil if Everton submitted a “big bid”.
The ECHO reported that Everton are interested in the winger, but that they face competition from Aston Villa for his signature.
Robinson, who spent time with the 21-year-old during his time with Burnley, was full of praise for McNeil.
“He’d be the perfect player for that left-hand side,” said Robinson, speaking to Football Insider.
“I have watched him closely at Burnley and he is a top young player. I watched him closely when I was there for 18 months and you could see him developing as a youngster. He has developed into a top Premier League player.
“Unfortunately, Burnley are a club who will sell if the money is right. I don’t think they will be forced into a deal because they are a financially sound club. But a big bid may tempt them because Sean Dyche may be able to reinvest the money in other areas. I could see it happening for that reason.
“If McNeil went to Everton, he would provide excellent service for Calvert-Lewin – he’d get loads of assists.”