Manager confirms that his team is following Everton man but unsure if deal is over the line

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A few days ago, reports surfaced that Everton youngster Isaac Price has made the decision to leave the club and seek greener pastures. Price is one of the most promising players to emerge from the academy and has already made a mark at the U21 level.

The 19 year old made his way to the first team under Frank Lampard’s tutelage. The English manager was amazed by the youngster’s development and handed him his Premier League debut at the end of last season against Arsenal.

Under Lampard, Price was part of first team training sessions. His trajectory to the firs team looked set but for that, Price needed to sign a contract with the first team as his current deal was running out at the end of the season.

Standard Liege manager confirms interest in Everton youngster Isaac Price

Everton had been trying to renew Price but the player has decided that leaving the Toffees will be the right decision as he continues to progress in his career. Price is looking to play regular football and regular first team chances may not come so early for Price at Goodison Park. Belgian side Standard Liege has been keen to sign Price. Along with Liege, two Scottish powerhouses Celtic and Rangers are also interested in Price.

If the move takes place in the summer, Everton will receive a compensation of around £400,000. Standard Liege are the favourites to sign the 19 year old midfielder with the player reportedly even visiting the team’s training facilities along with his parents.

A deal is not done yet though Standard Liege manager Ronny Deila has confirmed that Price is a player they admire and are following. However, he is unsure if a deal has been struck yet.

"I don’t know if the transfer has been completed or not, but he [Price] is indeed a player we are following. I spoke to Fergal Harkin (the sporting director) and the idea is to have a different transfer window than this season. Then there was sometimes chaos when it came to attracting players. (via Sport Witness)"

At Liege, Price will be able to get an extensive role, something that cannot be guaranteed under Sean Dyche at Everton. The box to box midfielder has been impressive to the eye and should develop into a fine midfielder if given the right guidance.

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