Everton Reportedly Among Clubs Scouting 20-Year-Old Danish Prodigy Marcus Ingvartsen

Published on: 17 October 2016

Everton are among the numerous European clubs reported to have sent a scout to watch young Danish striker Marcus Ingvartsen in action for Nordsjælland at the weekend after a fine start to the 2016/17 season for club and country.

Ingvartsen has been called the 'Danish Inzaghi' by some - Milan and Juventus, for whom the real Inzaghi scored more than 200 goals, are supposedly in the hunt too - and has netted seven times in 10 Superliga appearances for his clubsince early August.

According to Danish outlet Ekstrabladet, Ingvartsen, who has been playing withNordsjælland's first-team since the age of 17, also had the attention of scouts from PSV Eindhoven, Club Brugge, Nice and Werder Bremen. and played in the 1-1 draw with Brondby on Saturday.

The 20-year-old failed to add to his goal tally in the game, but he had scored three goals in the two games before that against Silkeborg and Esbjerg. He did have chances, though, and later admitted he should have scored at least one.

In comments published by Ekstrabladet, Ingvartsen revealed it is his ambition to ultimately leave Denmark behind in his pursuit of top level action.

"It's definitely my goal to go abroad at some point, but it is now difficult to say when it will happen. I need to focus on to perform on the field," he said.

As far as Everton's current strikers are concerned, January flop Oumar Niasse has reminded Ronald Koeman that he is still around after scoring a hat-trick for the Toffees' Under-23 team in Premier League 2 action against Reading on Monday night.

The £13.5m Senegalese front-man, who hasn't even been assigned a squad number this season after being completely frozen out over the summer, scored all three of his goals in the space of just 21 first half minutes in the 6-3 Everton victory.

To continue the discussion on Twitter follow @jamiespencer155

Visit www.facebook.com/jamiespencer155