Report suggests Everton are interested in signing 28-yr-old defender this summer – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Everton have been linked with a move for Juventus defender Mattia de Sciglio.
According to Calciomercato, Everton and Villarreal have shown their interest in signing the full-back who was on loan at Lyon last season.
The 28-year-old impressed in France and was a regular starter for Lyon. De Sciglio made 33 appearances across all competitions for the French outfit.
The two clubs are yet to make a concrete offer, but Juventus are prepared to sell him for around €5 million.
SL View: Could be a bargain signing for Everton
The Toffees need a quality right back next season to compete with Seamus Coleman for the starting berth, and de Sciglio could prove to be a handy option.
Lyon were linked with a permanent move for the player but decided not to sign him because of their financial limitations.
He needs to join a club where he can play regular first-team football, and Everton might provide him with that platform next season.
The asking price seems extremely reasonable, and he could turn out to be a real bargain for the Toffees if he adapts to English football.
The Juventus defender will be a free agent next summer, and it would be wise of the Italian giants to cash in on him in the coming weeks.