Possible Max Lowe move looks a big gamble for Everton

More transfer rumours have surfaced with this one claiming the Toffees are considering a move for a Sheffield United defender.

Everton are in need of reinforcements thoughout what is a threadbare first-team squad and one position that lacks depth is left-back.

At the moment the Blues only real options there are Vitalii Mykolenko or a 38-year-old Ashley Young. Having a younger, more long-term option to compete with Mykolenko for the starting spot would therefore make sense.

Football Insider claim that the Toffees want to snap up Sheffield United's Max Lowe on a free as his contract runs out at the end of this month.

He has of course just been relegated with United and it looks as though he will be available to find another club in a few weeks time.

Lowe has just come off an injury-hit campaign in the Premier League with the Blades and only made ten appearances in the Premier League all season long.

And he has had quite a few injury problems over the last few years making such a move by Everton - were they to go for it - something of a gamble.

The Blues already have another full-back whose career at Goodison Park has been bedeviled by injuries, and that is Nathan Patterson.

The young Scot has had a succession of fitness issues and the latest ruled him out of the remaining few weeks of the Toffees season as well as Scotland's Euros campaign this summer.

So, it seems a big risk to bring in another full-back with a history of problems with injury too. Of course, all this could just be pure speculation. Can the Blues afford to have two injury-prone full-backs in their squad?

In other transfer news the same media outlet are also linking Everton with a move for Bosnia international midfielder Armin Gigovic.

The defensive midfielder played against England on Monday night as Bosnia were beaten 3-0 by the Three Lions.

This rumour is probably just another purely speculative story doing the rounds and I don't see it coming to anything, at least as far as Everton are concerned.