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6th Dec, 2016 | 1:12pm

Everton seal deal for Leicester senior figure - report

By Emma Sanders

Former Leicester City scout Dave Worthington has joined Everton as the latest in a number of backroom additions under Steve Walsh, according to a report.

The Liverpool Echo claim the European scout has quit Leicester to make a move to Goodison Park and link up again with Walsh, the club’s director of football.

Worthington was a key member of Leicester’s backroom staff on their way to victory in the Premier League during the 2015-16 season.

He one of a number of new staff members to join Everton since the start of the season as recruitment guru Walsh continues to reshape Everton’s scouting system.

Worthington is known for his scouting work in Spain and Portugal and has a number of contacts in Barcelona. He worked with Walsh when the Everton director was the assistant manager to Claudio Ranieri.

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The 71-year-old has a vast amount of experience and has worked as part of the teams of a number of Premier League clubs including Chelsea, West Ham United and Hull City.

He is well known for his work under former England boss Sam Allardyce during spells at West Ham, Bolton and Blackburn Rovers but has also worked alongside Everton’s chief scout Martyn Glover.

Worthington has been responsible for a number of top signings throughout his career but one of his most famous captures was Nicolas Anelka in 2006.

Former Trotters manager Allardyce was recommended by Worthington to bring the striker to Bolton, where he formed a formidable partnership with Kevin Davies and El Hadj Diouf.

Everton are expected to make major reinforcements in the January transfer window following a mixed start under new boss Ronald Koeman.

In other Everton news, the club have been alerted to stalls in contract talks for January target Jose Fonte.