Everton now need new striker

Moise Kean (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Moise Kean (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Everton have had a brilliant transfer window overall. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has got the players in he most wanted and their arrival has transformed the team and it’s ambitions for the season.

However, in a surprising move Everton have let striker Moise Kean go on loan to PSG with just a day left in the Premier League transfer window.

This decision leaves the Blues worryingly short of senior options up front. Essentially the Toffees now only have two frontline strikers in the squad in Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. And an still-injured Cenk Tosun.

The only other orthodox centre-forward in the squad is Ellis Simms, a teenager who hasn’t played a minute of Premier League football. He is joined by another young player, Anthony Gordon, who could play in Richarlison’s position wide on the left.

We all know the dreadful bad luck with injuries this football club has. And at the moment, Richarlison isn’t fully fit, he was hurt and again forced off during Saturday’s 4-2 win over Brighton, after less than half an hour.

If Calvert-Lewin also gets injured for example on international duty with England in the next few weeks, something that is certainly possible, then how will the Blues cope?

With that in mind, it seems critical that Everton try and get another striker in by 11 pm tonight. Interestingly Ancelotti has hinted that there might still be activity before the window closes, so the Toffees boss might well have a few targets already in mind.

We’ve reported on one possible option, Fernando Llorente, a player who has plenty of Premier League and top-flight experience. Ancelotti is apparently supposed to be interested in bringing him back to England, if a deal could be done.

Llorente would offer some similar qualities to Calvert-Lewin with his aerial threat and strength, although he couldn’t replace the pace of the England front man.

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The other forward who has recently been linked strongly with a move to Goodison Park, is Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik. The Polish striker is well known to Ancelotti of course and was supposedly offered to Everton recently by the Italian club.

If the Toffees decided to look at getting in a Championship player with that league’s window open for another two weeks, there are several possible candidates worth a look.

One championship forward who is a similar player to Calvert-Lewin, is Ivan Toney of Brentford. The 24-year-old Englishman would seem a particularly good fit to fill in for Calvert-Lewin.

Ideally I think the Blues could also do with another goalkeeper to provide much needed competition and challenge Jordan Pickford to raise his game and cut out the horrendous errors that are proving so costly.

But now having let Kean go it seems imperative that Everton bring in another forward too, whether that’s today or in the next few weeks.