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In Focus: Vogt signing would show intent to improve floundering Everton defence

As reported by The Daily Mail, Everton are eyeing a move for Hoffenheim defender and club captain Kevin Vogt.

What’s the story?

Everton’s defensive woes in the English Premier League have been well documented.

Only four teams in the top-flight have conceded more goals than the Toffees this season and none of them include the teams stranded in the relegation zone.

It’s defensive form that needs to improve and they could definitely do with incoming signings in the centre-back positions.

One man they’re said to be interested in is Hoffenheim captain Kevin Vogt.

That’s according to The Daily Mail, who say the 26-year-old impressed Everton during the German club’s UEFA Champions League play-off against Liverpool.

However, while there is interest, the paper say that any move for the 6ft 4in defender would likely be made in the summer.

Who is he?

Rated at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, Vogt has been a regular in the top division of German football since the 2012/13 season after winning a move to Augsburg from Bochum.

Since then he’s made over 160 top-flight appearances and at current club Hoffenheim has emerged as a leader and top performer.

A former Germany U21 international, the defender is proficient on the ball having spent some of his career further forward in midfield, making him well suited to the fast paced nature of the English Premier League.

Given Everton’s woes, any defensive signing right now would be seen as a positive with supporters, but Vogt at least has the experience that demonstrates he could make an impact at Goodison Park if given the opportunity.

Article title: In Focus: Vogt signing would show intent to improve floundering Everton defence

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