Everton are thought to be one of the Premier League clubs to have taken an interest in Diego Llorente throughout the current season.
The 25-year-old has been impressive with his performances for Real Sociedad for much of the campaign, earning himself a call up to the Spanish national side towards the end of 2018.
A former Real Madrid player, the centre-back has struggled at times with injuries but has shown that he is capable of being one of the Basque outfit’s best players when in the team.
And, according to a report by Diario Vasco journalist Jon Trueba, via Sport Witness, it appears Everton have also been impressed and looked to sign him in January.
It is claimed The Toffees made an ‘approach’ to the player’s agent, Juanma Lopez, who had then passed a message onto Real Sociedad about the interest.
However, they also note that nothing had come of it and as such remains in the north of Spain.
The defensive areas, especially at set plays, have been a real concern for Marco Silva and his Everton side this season.
And, bringing a player of Llorente’s ability to Goodison Park may have been the ideal solution in helping them fix that problem.
Whether Everton look to reignite their interest in the summer remains to be seen, however, if the Spain international continues to perform as well as he can, a move for the 25-year-old could be likely.
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