Fresh update on Man Utd and Liverpool transfer target as Leeds United plot bold Everton raid
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The 24-year-old centre-back has been in impressive form this season as his side continue to lead the chasing pack behind runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain. His performances across the campaign have only heightened talk his three-year stay with Nice could be coming to a close at some point in the near future.
The twice-capped France international has revealed his delight over his side’s performances so far this season and admitted he is fully focused on ending the campaign on a high - but did concede a decision over his future will be made during the summer.
He said: “I am at Nice and we're having a great season. I don't have my head elsewhere. If I did it would be difficult for me personally and for the group too. I feel really good at Nice. We'll see what happens in the summer but we're not there yet. I don't want to get ahead of myself. I don't want to give false hope. For now, I'm here at Nice.
“Football moves quickly, you never know what's going to happen. I'll wait until the summer to make my decision. If my decision is to stay, I'll announce it, if it is to leave, I'll announce it too and I'll thank everyone, but we're not there yet.”
The 3AM Verdict: Todibo has only enhanced his reputation by becoming one of Ligue 1’s most consistent defenders this season and it almost feels a move away from Nice is becoming increasingly inevitable. The same description could be used for a possible move to Manchester United given Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s involvement at both Old Trafford and Nice.
Leeds to make transfer call that will impact Everton
The former Middlesbrough loan star has become a key player for the Toffees as they battle against relegation from the Premier League and has scored four goals and provided three assists in 25 appearances in all competitions for Sean Dyche’s side. After scoring in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Spurs, Harrison gave an insight into the atmosphere within the dressing room as his side battle against the drop.
He told the Everton website: “I think the past couple of seasons, to survive relegation and be in those tough spots, then you need that strong mentality to get through. You definitely feel it as part of this group and along with that you see a lot of talent with the players that we have. I have every confidence that we're going to keep putting points on the board - it's up to us to get the job done.”
Although a deal to take Harrison to Everton on a permanent basis remains a strong possibility and several clubs in Europe are also said to have an interest in a summer deal, Football Insider have suggested Leeds could look to persuade the winger to remain with them should they secure an immediate return to the Premier League this season. The Whites are current sat just one point and one place adrift of the automatic promotion spots after they claimed a 3-0 home win against Rotherham United on Saturday.
The 3AM Verdict: It would make sense for Leeds to at least offer Harrison a chance to remain at Elland Road if they do return to the Premier League - but should they fail, surely that loan move to Everton will become a permanent deal after he has impressed with the Toffees this season.