Report: Everton scouted Marcel Halstenberg against England, face Premier League battle

Marcel Halstenberg of Germany looks on during the International Friendly between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on November 10, 2017 in London, England.

Everton reportedly watched Marcel Halstenberg in action on Friday.

Marcel Halstenberg of Germany looks on during the International Friendly between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on November 10, 2017 in London, England.Marcel Halstenberg of Germany looks on against England

According to the Daily Mail, Everton sent a scout to Wembley Stadium on Friday evening in order to watch RB Leipzig left back Marcel Halstenberg in action.

World champions Germany made the trip to Wembley on Friday in order to take on a decimated England side, but Joachim Loew's men could only manage a 0-0 draw.

Germany will head into the World Cup in Russia next summer as one of the favourites to win the tournament, and one of their players appears to be attracting interest well in advance of that competition.

Leipzig´s defender Marcel Halstenberg (L) and Hannover´s defender Julian Korb vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between RB Leipzig and Hannover 96...RB Leipzig defender Marcel Halstenberg (L) and Hannover´s Julian Korb vie for the ball

The Daily Mail report that Everton sent a scout to Wembley Stadium on Friday to watch the game, with Germany left back Marcel Halstenberg believed to be the subject of their Interest.

Halstenberg, 26, is currently turning out for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga and the Champions League, serving as a key player ever since signing from St. Pauli in 2015, and his displays handed him the chance to make his Germany debut against England.

Now in line to play at the World Cup, Halstenberg has impressed for Leipzig with his attacking ability, possessing the quality from crosses and set pieces to make an impact in the final third, as well as being strong defensively.

Schalke's French midfielder Amine Harit and Leipzig´s defender Marcel Halstenberg (R) vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 v RB Leipzig...Schalke midfielder Amine Harit in action against RB Leipzig´s Marcel Halstenberg

It's no surprise that Everton are now interested in Halstenberg, given that Leighton Baines has struggled this season, and the Toffees need to bring in a younger left back to succeed him, with Halstenberg fitting the bill.

Yet with no manager in place for Everton right now – and other Premier League clubs allegedly scouting him on Friday too – the Toffees may face a battle to land the RB Leipzig star, who won't want to jeopardise his World Cup chances.

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