Could Everton try to repeat John Stones success by signing Wolves ace Danny Batth?

Everton should consider the possibility of signing Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Danny Batth.

With John Stones winning plaudits since his move, Everton should consider the possibility of signing Wolverhampton Wanderers star Danny Batth in January. 

The 24-year-old centre-back has been one of the best performers in the Championship so far this campaign and is showing great maturity at the heart of Wolves' defence.

Batth is an imposing figure, but he is also is comfortable with the ball at his feet and he looks perfectly capable of making the step-up to the top-level.

Aston Villa have already expressed an interest in signing Batth, but Wolves are understandably keen to keep hold of him and warned their fellow Midlands side off.

However, keeping him away from the clutches of a side of the stature of Everton may be a tougher proposition and it could be a move that Roberto Martinez attempts to pursue. 

The Toffees have struggled defensively so far this campaign and there is a feeling that some fresh quality could enhance the squad's quality hugely.

Everton's backline is ageing, with the likes of Tony Hibbert and Sylvain Distin both reaching the twilights of their careers, and bringing in some youthful players is something that Martinez will need to do soon.

The club have already proven that they are not afraid to look towards the Championship for talent, too, after signing John Stones from Barnsley and if they are scouting the second-tier again Batth will surely have caught their attention. 

Stones was slightly younger than the Wolves defender when he joined Goodison Park, but Batth is a more refined player than the England international was when he first arrived in Merseyside. 

Martinez has shown his ability to develop players throughout his managerial career so far and Batth looks like someone who could benefit from a top-level move. 

It is a transfer that would be a tough one to pull off, given his important to Wolves, but it could work out to be a brilliant piece of business by the Toffees if they are able to complete the deal. 

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