Everton failed in a deadline day swoop for Porto defender Ivan Marcano, having tried to get him in the closing stages of the summer transfer window, but they could attempt to try and land him come winter, reports Portuguese outlet A Bola.
Toffees manager Ronald Koeman was keen on getting one more centre-back, preferably left-footed before the window slammed shut, and the Spaniard was high on his list as deadline day approached.
Marcano, 30, is currently running down the last year on his contract with Porto, and he isn’t keen on remaining with the Premeira Liga side further than this season despite being offered 2 improved deals.
The former Racing Santander, Villarreal, Getafe, Olympiacos and Rubin Kazan defender would be available for January for a cut-price fee when the winter transfer window opens, and would likely be snapped up by Everton with Porto at the risk of losing him for free next summer.
Given his experience, Marcano can definitely be a good addition to the Merseysiders’ defensive ranks.
His eye-catching defensive abilities and eye for goals apart, his leadership qualities have also seen him emerge as Porto’s skipper.
Having won 2 Superleague Greece titles, a Greek Football Cup with Olympiacos, and the Russian Super Cup with Rubin Kazan, the ex-Spain U21 international could prove useful in helping Everton to a cup win should they land him.