Jannik Vestergaard is the defender that Marco Silva is looking for at Everton

According to ESPN, Everton and Southampton have made bids for colossal Borussia Monchengladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard.

What’s the story?

The 25-year-old central defender has played for the German club since 2016 and has made 66 appearances in the Bundesliga, scoring seven goals.

The 6ft7 defensive giant is in Denmark’s squad for the World Cup and his impressive stature and physicality make him the ideal candidate for a Premier League move.

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According to ESPN, Everton and Southampton have launched bids for the Dane, and West Ham and Watford are also interested in securing his services this summer.

Where should he go?

Both Southampton and Everton are in need of defensive reinforcements, with Everton needing to rejuvenate an ageing back line, and Southampton still hoping to replace Virgil Van Dijk who left the club in January.

Vestergaard is valued at £12.6million on Transfermarkt and probably wouldn’t come cheap, but he could be a proper defensive stalwart at the heart of any defence.

Marco Silva’s project at Everton would be the more appealing option as he could partner Michael Keane at the back and form a strong partnership with the English centre-back.

Meanwhile Southampton are looking to bounce back following a disappointing season and Vestergaard is in a similar mould to Van Dijk, but surely Everton would be the more exciting prospect.

Toffees fans will already be dreaming of Vestergaard latching onto Sigurdsson set-pieces and he could be exactly the young and powerful defender that Silva is looking for.

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