According to Turkish Football, Everton are lining up a summer bid for Hannover 96 midfielder Marvin Bakalorz.
A source close to Hannover midfielder Marvin Bakalorz has reportedly told Turkish Football that Everton will try again to sign the 28 year-old having been rebuffed in January.
Bakalorz has played 24 times in the Bundesliga this season, and would likely be a replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin.
The German midfielder, who is best in a defensive role, is out of contract next summer so would be available to the Toffees for a reasonable price.
There are plenty of problems at Goodison Park right now, and while there is definitely room for optimism, fans are tired of the leaky defence and lack of firepower up front.
Above both of those issues though is the fact that the current midfield is like a sieve, and when Idrissa Gueye does not play the Toffees simply do not have the energy to sniff out opposition attacks.
Bakalorz would be a good short-term solution to this problem, and is valued at just £2.2million by Transfermarkt because of his contract situation.
In 24 Bundesliga appearances for Hannover (19 starts), the 28 year-old is averaging 1.5 tackles, 1.5 clearances and one interception per game.
The tough tackling midfielder reads the game fantastically and is great in the air, so basically everything Schneiderlin was supposed to do when he signed for Everton.
One obvious place for improvement is his passing ability, averaging just a 69.6 per cent completion rate this season, but the Toffees won’t find a much better solution to their midfield woes for a better price.
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