Southampton, Southampton face stumbling block in pursuit of loan deal for Everton man

Southampton face stumbling block in pursuit of loan deal for Everton man

Southampton are still trying to sign Everton defender Mason Holgate on a season long loan, but wages appear to be a stumbling block, as per Mark McAdam.

Holgate, 26, made just eight Premier League appearances last season for Everton.

It comes after three consecutive seasons of playing quite regularly for the Toffees, but he has fallen down the pecking order and Sean Dyche’s side appear to want rid this summer as they look to try and rebuild a struggling Everton team.

Plenty of sides have shown interest. Southampton have held interest for a while with Leeds United and Sheffield United also seen as potential suitors.

The latest update from McAdam suggests the Saints aren’t willing to pay a high enough percentage of Holgate’s wages to pull a loan move off. He goes on to say Everton want to sell permanently this summer, but they are open to a loan move.

A strong addition

Holgate has plenty top tier experience and he would be a strong signing for any Championship side.

The 26-year-old still has room to grow but he needs to play more frequently if he wants to develop into the player he has the potential of being.

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This one could still have some twists and turns in it yet with the two clubs not yet aligned on a deal. However, with the sale of Romeo Lavia looking imminent it may free up some funds for Russell Martin to pull this one off.

A move to the south coast could be the perfect move for Holgate. He would start picking up more game time and there’s a chance he could be back in the top flight just next season.

Up next for Southampton is a clash away to Plymouth Argyle this weekend.

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