Premier League side Everton are reportedly tracking Hamilton youngster Jamie Hamilton (Scottish Daily Mail, pullout page 5, 30/09/19).

The Goodison Park club are seemingly keen to bolster their defensive options and have identified Hamilton as one for the future.

Everton reportedly want Hamilton. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Wolves, Norwich City, Southampton and Derby County are also reportedly keen on the 17-year-old.

It’s Everton though who are thought to be thinking about launching a January bid for the defender.

Hamilton and Everton links are already established

After impressing in the UEFA Youth League with Accies last year, Hamilton was quickly promoted to Brian Rice’s senior squad.

Rice has called the 17-year-old into first-team action twice this season. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It was a horror league debut for him last month though when Rice eventually gave him the nod, facing a red card for handling the ball in the 3-1 Lanarkshire derby defeat to Motherwell.

He hasn’t featured since but that shouldn’t take away from the fact Hamilton is still a promising youngster. He is great with the ball at his feet and possesses decent awareness for his age.

Everton already have links with his club, as Toffees youngster Korede Adedoyin is currently out on loan in Scotland.

Adedoyin is out on loan with Hamilton. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

The Nigerian forward hasn’t made a Hamilton appearance, but it shows that Everton already have a relationship with the South Lanarkshire club.

Hamilton is a promising youngster Accies won’t want to lose. Whether they could resist a bid from the financially superior Premier League is another thing.

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