Everton manager Sam Allardyce is a keen admirer of the Hoffenheim ace, according to reports.

 

A report emanating from Germany today claims that the Toffees are weighing up a bid for Hoffenheim ace Kevin Vogt, according to German media outlet Bild, as Sam Allardyce looks to inject some youth into his ageing back-line.

Everton currently sit in ninth position in the Premier League table, six points adrift of seventh placed Leicester City, and despite the vast amounts of money they have already spent, it is clearly evident that they need further investment in the playing squad, if they are to mount a sustained challenge for the Europa League spots.

With Ashely Williams and Phil Jagielka arguably well past their best, it will be vital for Allardyce to add some quality to his defensive ranks this month.

Bild claim that the 63-year-old has identified Hoffenheim’s Kevin Vogt as one of his key targets.

The 26-year-old is a strong centre-back, and standing at just under 6ft 4in tall, he possesses the perfect frame for the robust nature of the Premier League.

According to TransferMarkt, he is valued at £7.25 million, and if the Blues could secure a deal to sign him in that price range, it could turn out to be an absolute bargain.

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