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Defensively, Everton could improve by signing Jesus Vallejo

Defensively, Everton could improve by signing Jesus Vallejo

Everton are slowly adapting to life under Marco Silva, something that could take a while for everything to correctly fall into place.

Pre-season has never been about the results but when failing to win every game apart from one, it suggests to Marco Silva that there is still work to be done. The new boss has recruited a left-back and a left-midfielder in Lucas Digne and Richarlison but improvements are very much still necessary.

Fans will agree that their big weakness is the centre of defence due to the awful form quite frankly of Michael Keane, Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka last season. In a bid to improve that, the Toffees should seriously consider Real Madrid’s Jesus Vallejo, a player valued at £10.8 million on Transfermarkt.

The Spaniard managed to make 12 appearances for Los Blancos, quite a good amount seeing as he has the likes of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane to contend with. Already at 21-years-old, Vallejo looks ready to be included in the starting 11 for a team like Everton thanks to many attributes. He has a surprising amount of pace for a centre-back and in addition to that, isn’t afraid to put a tackle in nor pass it around the back in the hope an attack with build from it.

If it wasn’t for Jordan Pickford last season, the Toffees defensive record would have been even worse and that’s where Jesus Vallejo should come in. Ashley Williams among other players have reportedly been told to train elsewhere than the first team and since Everton aren’t exactly blessed with an array of centre-back talent, the capture of Jesus Vallejo really starts to make sense given his immense potential.

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