Exclusive: Spanish keeper waiting for Everton and Aston Villa to make their move

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Fabricio has a contract extension offer on the table from Deportivo La Coruña, but is awaiting further approaches from the Premier League.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton isn't the only option Everton and Aston Villa are considering this summer, with both clubs tipped to bid for the 29-year-old, although it's fair to say Premier League clubs can often pay over-inflated prices for English players.

Still very much on the agenda as an alternative option is Deportivo La Coruña keeper Fabricio Agosto, who produced consistently high-quality displays of his agility and reflexes, throughout the 2014-15 campaign in La Liga.

The 27-year-old is entering the final year of his contract with the Galician club, who are keen to get him to pen a new deal, but according to sources consulted by HITC Sport, he is still in no hurry to do so and for good reason.

Everton and Aston Villa have both made enquiries through intermediaries, provisionally with offers outlined for when his contract with Deportivo expires, on June 30th 2016.

Fabricio is alert to the fact the two Premier League clubs are thinking on goalkeeper reinforcements this summer, so isn't going to rush into any contract decisions just yet. However, he is prepared to agree a new deal with his current club, if firm bids aren't forthcoming over the next few weeks.

The main obstacle to any formal bid from either Everton or Aston Villa, is that Deportivo have previously insisted they won't let Fabricio leave for less than his clause valuation of €6 million, which is roughly £4.3m. Still a very reasonable price for a quality goalkeeper, heading into the peak years of his career.

That resolve could be tested though and a lower offer possibly accepted, with Deportivo conscious that otherwise, they could lose Fabricio in 2016 and not receive anything at all.

For now, lines of communication remain open and it's a matter of the player waiting with baited breath, because there's certainly a willingness to consider moves to either Goodison Park or Villa Park.

Meanwhile, Deportivo fans would clearly be hugely disappointed to see Fabricio leave. Via the official club website, they overwhelmingly voted him as their Player of the 2014-15 Season, with 62.34% of the overall vote. With 10.96% of the vote, forward Lucas Perez was some considerably margin behind in second position.

The following video highlights plenty of reasons why Fabricio has earned such plaudits with Deportivo, and generated a wealth of interest from other clubs.

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