According to the Birmingham Mail, Everton are in the hunt for a new young goalkeeper by the name of Wayne Hennessey. The current Wolves number one has been racking up the clean sheets at Molineux this season and, despite Mick McCarthy’s protestations that the Welsh youngster isn’t for sale, he’s apparently been watched by Goodison Park scouts.
“I’ve already said that if there’s people interested in Wayne I’m delighted,” said McCarthy. “The same goes for Kites, Seyi Olofinjana – if people are interested then it means they are playing well.
“I know they are interested because I see all the scouts at our games. It doesn’t bother me because it’s part of football, and it doesn’t bother me because they’re not going anywhere.”
Everton don’t appear to be short in the goalkeeping department right now, having signed Stefan Wessels in the summer. The German is proving an able understudy to Tim Howard, although perhaps the Toffees will soon have the first Welshman between the sticks since Neville Southall last donned a pair of gloves for the Merseyside club.