Report: Everton show interest in Daniel Opare; Marco Silva also looking at defender

Daniel Opare of FC Augsburg in action during the FC Augsburg training session ahead of their UEFA Europa League round of 32, second leg match against Liverpool at Anfield on February 24,...

Everton are among the Premier League sides taking an interest in Augsburg defender Daniel Opare.

Augsburg's Ghanaian defender Daniel Tawiah Opare poses during a team presentation of the German first division Bundesliga football team FC Augsburg in Augsburg, southern Germany, on July...

According to a report from The Sun, Everton have shown an interest in Augsburg defender Daniel Opare, but they look set to face plenty of competition, including from Marco Silva and Watford.

Opare has featured regularly for the Bundesliga side this season, helping them put themselves in the top-half of the table so far this season. But it appears that the Ghana international may not be with his current side for much longer.

Daniel Opare of FC Augsburg in action during the FC Augsburg training session ahead of their UEFA Europa League round of 32, second leg match against Liverpool at Anfield on February 24,...

The Sun reports that Opare is out of contract at the end of the season. And while Augsburg want to discuss fresh terms, the German outfit may be forced into a tough decision.

According to The Sun, they may feel forced to sell the 27-year-old during the January window, with £2.5 million being suggested as a potential fee should they be willing to sell the full-back in a couple of months time.

Interestingly, it appears that Opare may potentially be on his way to the Premier League, with The Sun reporting that Stoke City are among the front-runners for his signature, but Everton and Watford are amongst the cluster of European sides who are also keen.

A General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on August 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

That would mean that the Toffees could end up battling with the man who has been heavily linked with succeeding Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park in Silva (via BT Sport), should they both properly enter the race to sign the defender. 

It seems little surprise that Everton are interested in bolstering their full-back options. And while Opare may not be near the top of many fans' wishlists by any means, his contract situation arguably means that he would be a decent addition if they did follow up their initial interest by making a concrete bid and then managed to win the race for his signature.

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