The Austrian, who spent last season on loan at Leicester City from Bayer Leverkusen, was said to have been on Roberto Martinez's shortlist around the time Everton faced his former club Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League but he eventually moved to the Bundesliga in 2016.
He made just 14 appearances for the Foxes in all competitions last term but, according to Rob Tanner of the Leicester Mercury, he is in talks with Everton.
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1 Posted 18/06/2018 at 22:31:43
2 Posted 18/06/2018 at 22:38:25
3 Posted 18/06/2018 at 22:42:46
4 Posted 19/06/2018 at 00:06:21
5 Posted 19/06/2018 at 00:18:55
6 Posted 19/06/2018 at 01:56:43
7 Posted 19/06/2018 at 02:14:05
8 Posted 19/06/2018 at 08:02:44
9 Posted 19/06/2018 at 08:39:00
10 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:00:05
11 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:06:23
Yes, Everton fans, laugh your hearts out. Why would he take the step down?
12 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:26:35
13 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:31:26
Last time I looked, normal working had resumed and Leicester were below us in the table!
14 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:42:20
15 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:59:37
16 Posted 19/06/2018 at 11:24:50
He was unfortunate to lose his place to Morgan last season and many Leicester fans berated Puel for that decision.
He may not be a world beater but he's an experienced defender who did ok last season in the Premier League and still probably has his best years ahead of him. I'd say he's certainly an upgrade on Williams and possibly on most of our other centre-backs none of whom I rate that highly.
17 Posted 19/06/2018 at 13:57:39
18 Posted 19/06/2018 at 14:04:50
19 Posted 19/06/2018 at 14:30:18
Won't stop the media creating the bait, or TWers (and other supporters) berating the club for not signing people they were never even interested in.
The joys of the summer transfer window...
20 Posted 19/06/2018 at 16:55:46
Until the club says it's done or doing business, then I'll be waiting patiently this window.
More to the point â€“ who's gonna be sold for money, aside to those players already released?
21 Posted 19/06/2018 at 17:02:54
22 Posted 20/06/2018 at 10:29:13
23 Posted 20/06/2018 at 11:06:09
24 Posted 20/06/2018 at 11:18:33
25 Posted 20/06/2018 at 11:40:12
26 Posted 20/06/2018 at 12:39:38
Okay, I'll get me coat.
27 Posted 20/06/2018 at 12:47:55
28 Posted 20/06/2018 at 13:03:07
29 Posted 20/06/2018 at 13:13:56
I am always very wary of buying players as a result of a couple of decent performances in the World Cup. I remember at my Sons graduation Gerrard Houlier was getting an honorary degree and he said at his address that he had just signed 2 players who had great World Cups in Diouf and Diao. We all know how they turned out. Also in the last few years players bought from the Dutch league have really struggled in the Premier League.
30 Posted 20/06/2018 at 13:24:22
Mike Gaynes also seems to have seen a fair bit of him and he seems to think he is a good player. We will wait and see.
31 Posted 20/06/2018 at 13:59:04
32 Posted 20/06/2018 at 14:52:44
He's far too slow... it will be January before he gets out the door.
33 Posted 21/06/2018 at 16:01:22
34 Posted 23/06/2018 at 08:34:44
Get Stonesy back whatever the cost.
35 Posted 23/06/2018 at 09:08:04
36 Posted 23/06/2018 at 10:00:04
37 Posted 23/06/2018 at 12:49:27
I still don't see him as a defender. Always seemed to want to get forward more than defend with us and was a walking liability with his daft dribbles and need to play his way further into trouble.
I am all for positive, fearless play but it needs to be tempered with a bit of rationality.
38 Posted 23/06/2018 at 13:36:09
I'm having niggles of uncertainty already!
39 Posted 27/06/2018 at 02:51:06
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