Transfer Balls: Mason Holgate agrees Bournemouth, signs for Everton, rocks Manchester United
Transfer Balls: Is Mason Holgate joining Bournemouth? Is Mason Holgate joining Everton? What says the Press?
August 8, The Mail:
Bournemouth have been given permission to speak to Barnsley right-back Mason Holgate after having a £1million bid plus add-ons accepted.
August 11, Daily Mail:
The Cherries are close to agreeing a £1million deal for the 18-year-old
August 12, Newcastle Chronicle:
Newcastle United transfers: Toon to rival Cherries for Barnsley ‘wonderkid’ Mason Holgate
August 12, Daily Express:
Man Utd and Newcastle rocked as defender undergoes medical at Everton
No mention of Bournemouth. But Manchester United have been “rocked”, which implied that United bid for the player, which they didn’t.
August 12, The Sun:
Everton are set to sign Barnsley prospect Mason Holgate. The Toffees have agreed a £1m fee for the defender, 18, who snubbed Bournemouth
August 12, The Guardian:
Blues agree £1m deal with 18-year-old defender’s club
Isn’t that what Bournemouth did?
Who is Mason Holgate? Well, he’s defender who has played 22 times for Barnsley. So, naturally:
Liverpool Echo: “Everton target Mason Holgate the next John Stones?”
The first John Stones is 21.