Date: 15th April 2018 at 1:26pm
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Everton sent their top scout to watch defender Frank Fabra, according to The Sun.

The newspaper claim that Goodison scout Martyn Glover was spotted in Argentina last week when he went to look at the Boca Juniors left-back, as the club continue to hunt for a new Leighton Baines.

The Sun report that Boca Juniors would want £7.5million for Fabra and that the 27-year-old is keen to join a top European club.

It is believed that the Toffees also watched Fabra play for Columbia against France in March.

Argentine radio station El Crack Deportivo previously reported the Toffees have made contact with the South American giants over a summer move for the 27-year-old flyer.

Good move for Everton?

Yes.

The 27-year-old has had a decent campaign at Boca Juniors this season making 27 appearances for the club, and the Toffees are clearly in need of a long-term replacement for Baines.

While Fabra isn’t the youngest option that they could choose to go for, he’s capable of replacing Baines in the team for at least the next three seasons, if he avoids injury.

The left-back has 17 caps for Columbia and should be ready to prove himself in England’s top-flight.

This is Futbol rating: 7/10

Likely to happen?

There’s a real chance that the 27-year-old will arrive at Goodison Park in the summer.

Along with The Sun’s report and El Crack Deportivo’s report, Fabra’s agent, Jose Constanzo, has also gone on the record about his client attracting the Toffees’ interest.

As quoted by Gol Caracol, Constanzo said: “We were in Europe working, seeing which teams are looking for left-back. We know that Everton were watching the player with Colombia so we need to wait and see, but for now we have no formal proposal.”

Constanzo may have stated that there has been no formal proposal as of yet, but it seems like it will only be a matter of time until an offer is submitted for the defender’s services by the Toffees.

This is Futbol rating: 7/10