Everton must try convincing Barcelona defender to join at cut-price £6.1m

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Marc Bartra is available at a cut-price this summer.

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Spanish international defender Marc Bartra confirmed this week that he does have a release clause in his Barcelona contract.

He told Sport that he has an €8 million (£6.1 million) clause in his Barca deal that has now come into effect.

That has seen links with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur resurface, but should Everton make a move to bring him in instead.

Everton need to bring in defensive cover after a season that saw them perform poorly at the back. Phil Jagielka’s injury history is not helping matters whilst John Stones had a difficult campaign.

Bartra would be a fantastic recruit to help strengthen the back-line. He is only young and is a versatile defender.

Of course there is another way of looking at this potential move.

England's Harry Kane in action with Spain's Marc BartraEngland's Harry Kane in action with Spain's Marc Bartra

Everton’s Stones has been linked with a move to Barcelona this summer and if that deal does come off, Everton should certainly ask the question regarding a potential swap deal.

£6.1 million is an absolute steal for whoever manages to bring him to their club this summer. Everton would struggle to convince him of the move, given their lack of Champions League football.

But the promise of regular playing time might be enough if they did decide to make a move.

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