Charlton centre-half Ezri Konsa is drawing attention from some of the Premier League’s biggest names, according to The Sun.

The U-20 world cup winner has sparked interest amongst the Merseyside pair after an impressive season with the Addicks.

Konsa broke into the first team last season and was a rock at the back as Charlton finished 13th in League One on 60 points.He made 39 appearances in total with 32 of those coming in the league.

An impressive campaign lead to the centre back’s selection in England’s squad for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea. Konsa came on as a substitute in England’s semi-final win over Italy, replacing former Charlton man Ademola Lookman after 92 minutes, but was an unused substitute in the final.

Both Liverpool and Everton have invested heavily in youth over the past few seasons and both have dipped into Charlton’s wealth of young talent. Joe Gomez joined Liverpool in 2015 and slipped into their back line effortlessly, leaving the Anfield faithful purring after a succession of solid performances. Gomez suffered a cruciate ligament injury whilst playing for England, missing a whole year of football for The Reds, but came back in excellent form, even showing that he can perform on the European stage when he featured against Hoffenheim in a Champions League playoff.

Another former Addick to find a home on Merseyside is striker Ademola Lookman. Lookman featured alongside Joe Gomez at the FIFA U-20 World Cup and was one of the star players for the Three Lions, bagging two goals against Costa Rica and another in the Semi-Final against Italy. Everton won the race for Lookman’s signature and signed him in a £7.5 million deal; soon after, he made his debut in a 4-0 win over Manchester City, scoring the last goal the game.

With the history of success stories on Merseyside, Charlton and England fans alike will hope to see Konsa thrive wherever he ends up.


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