According to reports in the Daily Mail, Huddersfield Town have made an approach to sign Monaco defender Terence Kongolo during the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old only joined the Ligue 1 holders from Feyenoord in the summer, but he has found first-team opportunities hard to come by and is set to leave the club on loan, with the Daily Mail saying the Dutchman is open to a Premier League move.

Terriers boss David Wagner obviously feels that even though his team are in 11th position and currently lie six points above the relegation zone in the English top flight, the fact that they have conceded 32 goals in their 21 matches so far this term means they need strengthening at the back.

Meanwhile, Everton are two places and three points above Town following a positive start to life under Sam Allardyce – despite a 2-1 defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday – but they have let in the same number of goals as Huddersfield.

Defence may well be a position that Allardyce looks to strengthen in the New Year, and bringing Kongolo to Goodison Park could prove to be a shrewd move.

Here are three reasons Everton must hijack Huddersfield’s bid to sign Kongolo…

James Beavis