With the loan departure of Moise Kean to PSG, it seems that Everton are still on the look out for new attacking players. After ongoing interest in Bournemouth striker Joshua King, Everton seem to also have their eye on fellow winger David Brooks.
To the excitement of all Everton fans, Moise Kean was purchased from Italian giants Juventus in 2019. There was a huge amount of hype around the Italian starlet and every fan expected to watch this young talent blossom and produce the world class performance they’d heard so much about. Sadly, Kean never really lived up to expectations scoring only twice in the 2019/2020 season. Not exactly a player worth the €27.5 million price tag.
This summer, Kean was snatched up by PSG for a year long loan deal and details have recently emerged from TEAMtalk that PSG have the option to buy Kean for as little as €20 at the end of the loan deal, a little under €10 million less than what Everton originally paid.
This creates a problem. Kean could play for a year under the wing of players like Kylian Mbappe and Neymar and become a world class striker, forgetting all about Everton. Or, he could still not live up to expectations and return back to Merseyside the same player and the Toffees have to find somewhere else for him to go.
The issue is, there is so much uncertainty. One thing Everton need to do, though, is getting a new striker and maybe even a new winger before domestic deadline day this Friday. They need to fill the space Kean has left and may never return to.
Over the course of the summer, Everton have been linked with Bournemouth forward Joshua King. This seemed to dwindle a bit when it appeared West Ham were the clear front runners for the Norwegian International. However, talkSPORT have reported that the Hammers have had their recent bid of £13 million rejected, meaning the Toffees are back in the race.
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Football Insider have even said this morning that Everton could plot a last minute swoop for the striker, even reaching the £20 million asking price and adding King to their roster, but only if all the terms are right for both parties.
If the deal for Josh King doesn’t tick all the boxes, Everton could bid for The Cherries’ winger, David Brooks. This could be a perfect replacement for the recent loanee, Theo Walcott. The Boot Room have reported that there seems to be a 5 way battle for the signature of the 23 year old, with big names like Liverpool and Manchester United in the mix.
Brooks was troubled with injury last season so his game time was drastically reduced, however, he still managed to assist 5 goals and score 7 himself during the 18-19 season. He is a young emerging talent that would benefit from a lot of game time, which he could get now Walcott is gone.
It’s very exciting to see the likes of Joshua King being a very strong signing as he has power, presence and would only improve by being surrounded by Richarlison, Rodriguez and Calvert-Lewin.
He would step into the hole Kean left but, I think, be a vast improvement. David Brooks would also be a great signing, a young talent who shows real promise and could be with the squad for a long time.
Will the Toffees sign one of the two linked Bournemouth stars?