Everton are interested in signing Hertha Berlin defender Marvin Plattenhardt in this summer’s transfer window, as covered by Sky Sports News earlier this month.
The Germany international entered the 2018 World Cup off the back of a fine season at Hertha – registering eight assists in 38 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit during the 2017-18 campaign.
Plattenhardt is very much the modern-day full-back when considering that he can both attack and defend effectively, which is so important in the Premier League.
It would be fair to say that the 26-year-old struggled to make his mark against Mexico in Russia on Sunday afternoon, however, as Germany suffered a shock 1-0 defeat in their opener.
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Plattenhardt was not the only one to struggle in a Germany shirt, but his performance has led to some Everton fans doubting whether he would be a good signing this summer.
That said, there are still plenty of Everton supporters who want to see the defender make the move to Goodison Park in this summer’s transfer window.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Premier League club’s fans can be seen below:
Not over enamoured with Plattenhardt
— dave webb (@davedoubleu57) June 17, 2018
Plattenhardt was poor there dunno about him
— owenparkesefc (@owenparkes123) June 17, 2018
For me Marvin Plattenhardt wasn’t in the game much but when he was involved he was tidy. Lozano looks a player. Both are young players and if both are signed they will need time to bed into the side,
— SteadyEddie (@SteadyEddie1965) June 17, 2018
— Terry McAllister (@terrymcallister) June 17, 2018
Lozano looked the part today for sure. What was it about Plattenhardt that stood out to you? He had few touches on the ball. Germany played everything down the right.
— Josh Wilbert (@joshwilbert1) June 17, 2018
Not very atheltic looks a little stiff but technique is there for Plattenhardt
— Andy Mc (@Amcgregor21) June 17, 2018
@Everton That Plattenhardt has one hell of a cross on him. Hit with venom and perfectly curled away from the keeper. Fantastic choice to slot in for Bainesy. Please throw money at him before it’s too late! #COYB
— Adam Shaw (@shawrie09) June 17, 2018
Please give us Hirving Lozano! Not sure about Plattenhardt @Everton
— Mads Linke (@LinkeMads) June 17, 2018