By Gabriel Agbonlahor

18th Feb, 2021 | 4:00pm

Agbonlahor can't believe journalist's update on Everton bid to sign Schlotterbeck

Everton must end their interest in Freiburg centre-back Keven Schlotterbeck and instead focus on replacing the ageing Seamus Coleman. 

That is according to ex-Premier League goalscorer Gabby Agbonlahor, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Bild journalist Christian Falk reported via Twitter that Everton are eyeing the 23-year-old defender.

Freiburg have lost just two of the 12 games in which Schlotterbeck has started in the Bundesliga so far this season.

But Everton are already well-stocked at centre-back, with Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate and £25million summer signing Ben Godfrey all available for selection.

Agbonlahor claims centre-half is the last position Ancelotti should look to strengthen and that the money should be instead invested in a new right-back.

“They don’t need to strengthen there at all,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

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“This guy sounds like a decent defender but you look at Godfrey, he’s been outstanding. Keane is a good defender. You’ve got Mina, you’ve got Holgate.

“They need to look for cover at right-back rather than centre-half. Coleman isn’t getting any younger.

“So I really don’t see them bringing another centre-half in, no way.”


Everton skipper Coleman is now 32 years old and has been on the books at Everton since 2009.

Fellow right-back Jonjoe Kenny has impressed on loan at Celtic after joining in January and Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey has also been touted as a potential Coleman successor.

In other news, a top pundit has highlighted one of Ancelotti’s biggest strengths and claimed that assistant Duncan Ferguson is the polar opposite.