Marcel Halstenberg should choose Huddersfield Town over Everton - thanks to David Wagner

David Wagner, manager of Huddersfield Town looks on  during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith's Stadium on October 21, 2017 in...

David Wagner launched Marcel Halstenberg's career - now the RB Leipzig defender is on the radar of Everton.

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...

It’s a measure of the huge depth in talent at Joachim Low’s disposal that Germany won both the European Under-21 Champions and the Confederations Cup with second-string sides this summer – and highly-rated left-back Marcel Halstenberg was nowhere to be seen.

With first choice German left-back Jonas Hector on the sidelines, however, Halstenberg was finally rewarded for his fine performances at RB Leipzig with an international debut in Friday’s goalless draw with England.

And to cap the 26-year-old’s rise from relative obscurity, Halstenberg has now, somewhat inevitably, been linked with a move to the Premier League. The Mail report that Everton watched the former St Pauli defender in action at Wembley.

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

With age catching up to 32-year-old left-back Leighton Baines, The Toffees are making a sensible decision planning for the future with Halstenberg identified as a potential successor to the long-serving number three.

But will Everton have competition? Possibly from a manager who set Halstenberg’s career in motion.

Toffees or Terriers?

ESPN report that Halstenberg was a centre-half during his formative years in Borussia Dortmund’s academy – until David Wagner came along.

It was the charasmatic, bespectacled tactician who spotted Halstenberg’s potential on the flanks and shifted him across to left-back – a role that the Laatzen-born talent has now made his own for Leipzig and possibly for Germany too.

David Wagner, the Huddersfield Town manager looks on during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on August 20, 2017 in...

And with compatriot Chris Lowe struggling to prove that he has the requisite quality to make the step up to the Premier League, Wagner should consider getting his old protégé on the phone with the January transfer window on the horizon.

Then again, it might take more than a genial relationship to convince Halstenberg to give up Champions League football at Leipzig.

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