Everton wanted Jack Hendry in 2015; should Toffees now revive interest in defender compared to John Stones?

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton wanted Jack Hendry two years ago, so perhaps they should join their Premier League rivals in the race for the defender.

Jack Hendry of Dundee in action during the pre season friendly between Brechin City and Dundee at Glebe Park on July 11, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, a number of Premier League sides are keeping a keen eye on Dundee defender Jack Hendry, who is also attracting attention from Celtic.

The Mail reports that Hendry - who has been one of the Scottish Premiership side's best performers this season - has drawn comparisons with John Stones, so perhaps those comparisons should alert one of the sides who previously had the 22-year-old on their radar.

John Stones of England is put under pressure from Gabriel Jesus of Brazil during the international friendly match between England and Brazil at Wembley Stadium on November 14, 2017 in...

The Scottish Sun reported in a 2015 report that Everton had been monitoring Hendry before he made a move to Wigan Athletic that ultimately did not go to plan, with the defender leaving two years later having only made three league appearances for the Latics.

It certainly appears that Hendry has stepped his game up since returning to Scotland, and should only get better as he gains more experience, so it is no surprise that the likes of Southampton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace are all interested, as reported by the Mail.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

His development since Everton were last interested should surely tempt the Toffees to get back into the race, especially as the club could arguably do with bolstering their options at the heart of the defence with a number of ageing players already in their squad.

And if he proves to be anywhere near as good as Stones if Everton do decide to enter the chase and ultimately manage to win the race for his signature, then the deal to bring him to Goodison Park will quickly look like an absolute steal.

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