Report: Everton want Hertha Berlin left-back Marvin Plattenhardt

German defender Marvin Plattenhardt (R) and Germany's defender Joshua Kimmich react during a training session of the German team ahead of their friendly football match Germany vs Brazil in...

Everton are likely to be in the market for a left-sided defender this summer.

Germany's defender Marvin Plattenhardt plays the ball during the international friendly football match between Germany and Brazil in Berlin, on March 27, 2018.

Sky Sports have claimed on their Transfer Centre (Tuesday, 15:42pm) that Everton are interested in signing Hertha Berlin left-back Marvin Plattenhardt, who is set to represent Germany at this summer's World Cup.

The 26-year-old's stock is on the rise after another excellent season with Hertha, in which he missed just one Bundesliga outing as the German side avoided a relegation scrap by finishing in a respectable 10th place.

TOPSHOT - German defender Marvin Plattenhardt (L) and forward Nils Petersen take part in a training session of the German national football team at the Rungghof training center in Girlan,...

Plattenhardt is renowned as one of the league's best left-sided defenders, which has seen him pick up six caps for Germany. He is expected to act as back-up to Koln's Jonas Hector this summer under Joachim Low.

Everton are expected to be on the lookout for a new left-back, as Leighton Baines' long-term calf injury saw the Toffees forced to use Cuco Martina on the left side of defence for much of the season. Luke Garbutt remained on the sidelines.

Germany's Marvin Plattenhardt controls the ball during the international friendly football match Germany against France in Cologne on November 14, 2017.

It remains to be seen how much Everton will have to pay to land Plattenhardt, but it is unlikely to be on the cheap side with the German star having five years still to run on his contract at Hertha.

Making 38 appearances in all competitions during 2017-18, the left-sided defender even wowed fans in attacking areas as he laid on eight assists. It is unclear whether Everton have made a bid for the left-back.

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