Everton would solve their left-back problem by snapping up Marvin Plattenhardt

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

Everton are said to be interested in signing Hertha Berlin left-back Marvin Plattenhardt.

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

According to Sky Sports, Everton are keen on Hertha Berlin left-back Marvin Plattenhardt and bringing him in would solve a big issue for Marco Silva at left-back.

Everton struggled to find an option to play on the left-hand side of their defence last term, with Cuco Martina regularly having to cover there.

Martina is a right back, and he struggled badly out of position, with Leighton Baines out injured.

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...

Baines remains a pivotal player for Everton, but at the age of 33 he is now showing signs that his form is dropping, and his injury record means he can hardly be relied upon.

Plattenhardt, on the other hand, has proven that he is one of the most consistent left-backs in the Bundesliga.

Northern Ireland's defender Lee Hodson (L) vies with Germany's defender Marvin Plattenhardt during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Northern Ireland and Germany...

The 26-year-old has been called into Germany’s squad for the World Cup, which shows just how highly he is regarded in his homeland.

And if Everton could bring in Plattenhardt to Goodison Park this summer, then Silva could solve an issue which proved to be a major problem for both Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce.

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