Everton should consider move for teenage defender Rijad Sadiku

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on September 9, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton need more quality in their back line and the youngster is one of the most promising defenders in Europe.

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on September 9, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton's current struggles are not going to be solved by signing a 17-year-old centre-back, but the Toffees should seriously consider a move for Rijad Sadiku before someone beats them to the punch.

Ronald Koeman's defence has come in for plenty of criticism this season, with Phil Jagielka in the twilight of his career and Ashley Williams delivering the type of performances that should have him cast aside until he pulls his socks up.

Ashley Williams of Everton FC warms up prior to the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017 in Liverpool, United...

While summer signing Michael Keane is expected to come good in time, Everton need more quality in that area to ensure their future is considerably brighter than their present predicament.

Sadiku currently plays for FK Sarajevo and those who have seen him play know what a majestic talent he is, both dominant in the challenge and with the composure on the ball to bring it out from the back with ease.

Still only 17, the Bosnia-Herzegovina under-19 international is very much a rough diamond, but Everton boss Ronald Koeman knows a thing or two about defending and he could ultimately get the best out of the sparkling teenager.

Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton looks on during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park on September 20, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Much depends on how long the Dutchman remains in charge at Goodison Park, with results needing to take an upturn on the other side of the international break. But Everton's scouts should take a long, hard look at Sadiku regardless of who is in charge.

He is the real deal and in time a big club are going to benefit from that for a decade or more, so why not Everton?

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