Everton are renowned for their transfer disasters over the last few years with many players past and present not living up to the expectations set, and now the Toffees could follow a similar path with their interest in a potential transfer target.
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According to The Guardian journalist Ed Aarons, Everton could be making a mistake with their pursuit of Salernitana striker Boulaye Dia.
Aarons told GIVEMESPORT:
“Dia has been good at coming deep and linking the play a little bit more. He links it up well, he’s pretty strong.
“He’s a bit of a threat in front of goal but he doesn’t score enough goals. In his career he’s not scored enough, that’s one thing he can improve on. But his link-up play has been very impressive.”
Everton can repeat Sandro disaster
It is no secret that Everton are in desperate need of reinforcements in their forward line as the side have scored the second-fewest goals in the Premier League over the campaign so far and Frank Lampard will surely be working hard to identify the right player to make an instant impact on his team.
The January transfer window will open again next month and it will be the Everton manager’s golden opportunity to fix the problems his team are currently experiencing before it’s too late, with the Toffees currently teetering on the edge of the relegation zone.
As a result, the signing of Dia may not be enough to get the team to increase their goal contributions to the level needed to retain the club their Premier League status over the second half of the season.
The Senegalese ace – valued by his club at around £18m – has only scored two goals this season for U.S. Salernitana and netted one for Senegal during their World Cup campaign in Qatar.
Everton could be on course to repeat the same mistake the club made when they signed Spanish forward Sandro Ramirez from Malaga on a four-year deal back in 2017 by signing Dia.
The former Blues striker spent three years on the books at Goodison Park and it’s safe to say the transfer didn’t work out for either the player or the club, with the forward only making 16 appearances, scoring one goal and registering two assists.
Lampard should be focusing on finding a centre-forward who is Premier League proven and guaranteed to deliver the goals that can help the side avoid another difficult relegation battle at the bottom of the table.
With that being said, the powers at Goodison Park should have learnt their lesson from the numerous transfer disasters that have occurred and finding the right striker in January could potentially be the difference between staying in the top flight or falling into the Championship.
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