Everton, Leicester and Wolves fight for Torino’s New Zealand starlet Garbett

LEICESTER, WOLVES and Everton are tracking New Zealand’s rising star Matt Garbett.

The 20-year-old Torino midfielder impressed with a tireless performance in the All Whites’ 1-0 loss to Peru in a friendly last Sunday.


London-born New Zealand midfielder Matt Garbett is on Prem clubs’ radar after breaking into the Torino side near the end of the seasonCredit: Getty

That has attracted interest from across Europe for Garbett, who only forced his way into the Serie A squad in April and has two years left on his contract in Italy.

LaLiga high-flying side Sevilla are also keeping tabs on the eight-cap ace, who is international team-mates with Newcastle forward Chris Wood and ex-West Ham centre-back Winston Reid.

While United Arab Emirates outfit Al Ain have Garbett on their radar after his sharp rise since joining Falkenbergs in Sweden in 2020.

The London-born prospect is currently preparing with New Zealand ahead of their World Cup play-off against Costa Rica next Tuesday with the winner booking a place in the Qatar finals.

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And scouts from Leicester, Everton and Sevilla are all due to attend the clash at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, the same venue where England face Wales at the World Cup on November 29.

The Toffees have also been linked with Tottenham linkman Harry Winks, 26, as boss Frank Lampard reportedly wants at least two new midfielders following a narrow escape from relegation.

Crystal Palace loan sensation Conor Gallagher was also thought to be on Lampard’s list – but parent club Chelsea have promised the 22-year-old a first-team chance.

Leicester, meanwhile, fear losing Belgium superstar Youri Tielemans.

The Arsenal target admitted on international duty this week that he could depart.

Tielemans, 25, said: “That is not out of the question. But I can also stay. I feel very good at Leicester.

“But of course you have to listen to other opportunities, you have to look at your career, and sometimes you have to make choices. Maybe one will come my way.”

And Wolves have one eye on replacing 25-year-old Ruben Neves as Manchester United weigh up a £40million-plus bid for the Portugal ace.