Everton fans will have truly been disappointed with how some of their defensive players have turned out this season, despite reinforcing the department with a number of big names.
The Toffees continue to ship goals and find it difficult to keep them out the back of the net, even with the likes of Yerry Mina, Kurt Zouma and Michael Keane all involved.
However, it appears Marco Silva will try and address the situation in the summer as it appears he has identified a possible target.
What’s the News?
According to a report by Noticias de Gipuzkoa, Everton have shown some interest in Real Sociedad’s Diego Llorente this season.
The Spain international has been solid for the La Liga outfit over the last couple of campaigns and continues to impress, despite a difficult time at Real Madrid prior to his move to the Basque outfit.
However, it is claimed that Everton could have to battle fierce rivals Liverpool for his signature, with the Anfield outfit allegedly keen on the 25-year-old as well.
Everton fans must be wondering what could have been if all the defenders they currently have at the club were playing to their full potential and to the standard many would have expected.
With Zouma set to return to Chelsea in the summer following the conclusion of his loan deal, the need for a new centre-back at Goodison Park will have only been further highlighted.
And, Llorente could be an excellent addition to the Toffees in the summer if they are able to prise him away from Real Sociedad.
With the player having a release clause of €50million (£42.8m), Silva may have to splash out big to land him, although going based off his performances this season, he would be an immediate upgrade to some of the options the club currently has.
The 25-year-old would also be able to feature in a defensive midfield role, which could be handy for Everton, whilst he also appears to have a knack for finding the net, although he is yet to do so this season following the seven he got in the last campaign across all competitions.
Everton fans, do you think Llorente would be a good signing for your club to make and would be able to improve the defence immediately? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.