Gabby Agbonlahor has reacted to a reported interest from Everton in signing Keven Schlotterbeck once the summer transfer window comes along.
Bild journalist Christian Falk reported last week via Twitter that the Goodison Park faithful are interested in signing the central defender, but Agbonlahor does not think that this would be a particularly good investment by the Merseyside club.
Should Everton sign Schlotterbeck?
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa and England international striker has claimed that Carlo Ancelotti’s team do not need to strengthen at centre-back and does not see the move happening himself, adding that the Toffees should be looking to strengthen at right-back instead:
“They don’t need to strengthen there at all.
“This guy sounds like a decent defender but you look at Godfrey, he’s been outstanding. Keane is a good defender. You’ve got Mina, you’ve got Holgate.
“They need to look for cover at right-back rather than centre-half. Coleman isn’t getting any younger.
“So I really don’t see them bringing another centre-half in, no way.”
Schlotterback could be a good signing for Everton
Schlotterbeck could be a good signing for the Blues, as long as other positions are prioritised first of all with the likes of Ben Godfrey, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Yerry Mina already at the club.
The 23-year-old stands at a mighty six-foot-two-inches frame and so should be able to cope with the physical nature of the Premier League.
He has also done very well so far playing for Freiburg in the 2020/21 term so far, winning no fewer than 5.2 of his duels a game in the Bundesliga as well as averaging 5.2 clearances, two interceptions and 1.4 tackles per match (Sofascore).
However, EFC do not really need to buy another centre-half at this moment in time, and so any approach made for him should be with caution.
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