If this report has any truth, either the Jambos or the Tangerines would be getting a decent, albeit inexperienced, forward in Adedoyin.
He’s been at the Toffees since the age of 10, but who is the young Nigerian forward the two named SPFL sides are reportedly tracking?
Hearts need Adedoyin more
The teenager can either play through the middle as a striker or on either side of a number nine. He impressed In the U18 Premier League last season, scoring 24 goals from 41 appearances.
One thing that Adedoyin hasn’t had is first-team minutes. He’s proven he can do it at youth level, but now he probably needs the step up to senior level to really show his credentials.
He has a few decent attributes. Pace and dribbling are his main ones. Once he gets going he is hard to stop, plus he’s alright in front of goal too. His biggest con though is that he sometimes switches off or looks disinterested at times over a 90 minute period.
Adedoyin can sometimes be a bit selfish on the ball, but that’s what Hearts need to some extent. Someone with that bit of magic that can run at defences and provide some attacking inspiration.
Given his lack of experience and the fact he sometimes switches off during a game, he would by no means be a starter. If Craig Levein is actually interested in the forward, it should only be with the view to making appearances from the bench initially.
The Nigerian is a promising talent. Hearts could be doing with someone that has the attributes Adedoyin has. If it is the case that Hearts are interested, they would be getting a promising young attacker in Adedoyin.
The Jambos could give him the senior break he really needs to thrive in the professional game.