What The Papers Say - 21 April

The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.

Reaction from last night's draw against Leicester City circulate across media outlets as Richarlison struck at the death to pick up a point for the Blues.

The introduction of Dele proved vital to the full-time score as the midfielder played a low ball in for the Brazilian to slot home.

BBC Sport journalist Alistair Magowan spoke of Dele's impact and hopes there is still more to come from the 26-year-old in the remaining games this season.

“Dele has definitely made a positive difference to Everton," he wrote on the outlet's website. "At least he is providing an alternative to Alex Iwobi as someone who can carry the ball forward."

This opinion was shared by Everton manager Frank Lampard who is quoted in The Independent on how Dele's second-half performance is a foundation to build on for the rest of the campaign.

“We needed a goal and he has trained well,” the Blues boss told the press.

“It is not easy to demand from players who are not playing so much to come in and have an impact but you have to train well to show your manager you deserve a chance and he has done that.

“Clearly he has done that in training, and then you get your bit of luck or something happens for you and that happened with Dele.

“He deserves it; he ran into the corner, he bullies someone and gets the ball back into the box and we score off it.

“I was really pleased with that part of it from him and hopefully that can be a big starting point for him.”

On the match itself, the Liverpool Echo describes the "huge noise" when Richarlison found the back of the net with minutes to spare and how the draw could be a "crucial point" in the Premier League table for the Toffees.

The Telegraph publishes a similar view, highlighting the spirit shown from Lampard's men and how "never has a point felt so like a win for the Merseysiders".

In transfer news, Everton have been linked with a move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly by Tutto Mercato.

The Senegal international has a year left on his contract with the Serie A side as the Italian outlet speculates that both Aston Villa and Tottenham are interested in the towering centre-back.