Everton are in desperate need of reinforcements in their forward line and now a reliable source has revealed the club’s plan ahead of the January transfer window.
What’s the latest?
Italian journalist and transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has claimed that the powers at Goodison Park are set to hold “talks” ahead of the transfer market re-opening next month.
Romano tweeted: “Everton are now exploring the strikers market after terminating S. Rondon’s contract. Talks will take place in the next days and weeks, they were among 4 clubs interested in Cunha.“
A boost for Lampard
It is certainly a big boost for Frank Lampard that he will be given the opportunity to add a new forward in the new year, especially after the struggle the manager has faced since taking over as the manager at Goodison Park in January.
Alongside a difficult relegation scrap over the second half of last season, Everton are currently teetering on the edge of the relegation zone once again after a string of poor performances that has left the side in 17th and just one point clear of the bottom three.
After losing Richarlison in a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer and Dominic Calvert-Lewin struggling to maintain his fitness, the pair’s absence in the starting line-up has reflected in the performances on the pitch.
Only Wolverhampton Wanderers have scored fewer goals than the Toffees in the Premier League this season so far, which is why it will be extremely important for the club to acquire the services of a forward who can make a huge impact in offensive areas over the remainder of the campaign.
Everton have been linked with several forwards already over the last six months with Armando Broja, Matheus Cunha, Che Adams, Viktor Gyokeres and Ben Brereton Diaz named as potential transfer targets.
How many signings do Everton need in January?
There will be a lot of pressure to sign up the right striker to help the Toffees improve their performances, so Lampard will need to work with Kevin Thelwell to make sure the opportunity is not missed in January.
With that being said, the signing of a new attacker could be the difference between Everton developing more consistency and picking up crucial points or suffering their first-ever ever Premier League relegation at the end of the season, so it will be important to identify the right player in the new year.
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