Everton have lacked depth in their defence so far this season but Marco Silva may well have found an answer to solve that problem.

According to a report from Tutto Mercato Web, Everton scouts closely watched Sampdoria’s talented young centre-half Julian Chabot in Germany under-21’s 1-1 draw against Spain under-21’s on Thursday.

The 21-year-old only joined Serie A side Sampdoria earlier this summer as a replacement to Joachim Andersen who moved to Olympique Lyon. Chabot has only played three times so far in the league but his performances have certainly been positive.

On Thursday against the Spaniards, Chabot had the tough task of dealing with Dani Olmo, the highly-rated Dinamo Zagreb attacker. He stood strong against the winger and almost completely limited any sort of output from him throughout the 90 minutes. 

Sampdoria would certainly not want to lose Chabot just a few months after signing him considering how poor;y they have started off their season. However, Everton’s financial power could be enough to convince the Italians and that is something that they should do in the upcoming January transfer window. 

The Toffees, like Sampdoria, have had a shocking start to their league campaign. Marco Silva’s set-piece woes have continued with the latest coming against Burnley in their 1-0 defeat last weekend. Lack of defensive signings was a big mistake by Everton in the summer as they have failed to replace Phil Jagielka and Kurt Zouma. 

Yerry Mina, as good as he is, is prone to errors while Michael Keane hasn’t quite been himself so far this season. A player like Chabot could prove to be a breath of fresh air for Everton in the heart of their defence. Standing at 6ft 5in tall, the German is a monster in the air and is equally good in the ground duels. 

With the January transfer window less than three months away, Everton have some time left to look for other alternatives but with the lack of quality young defenders on the market, they will find it difficult to target someone better than Chabot.

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