Everton approach £16 million forward who is keen to move to Goodison

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Everton suffered a massive blow ahead of the first game when Dominic Calvert-Lewin picked up a freak knee injury in training. Upon assessment, it was found that the 25 year old would be sidelined for six weeks. Everton scrambled to sign a new striker and have Southampton striker Che Adams in their sights.

Everton parted ways with Richarlison, who joined Tottenham in a deal worth £60 million. With the Brazilian gone, Everton were deprived of a reliable goal scorer who could support Calvert-Lewin and take charge in absence of the Englishman. The Toffees do have Salomon Rondon, but the Venezuelan is largely seen as a backup striker and doesn’t have a convincing goal scoring record to ease the worries.

Since the injury to Calvert-Lewin, Everton have fast tracked their search for a striker and have already scouted strikers in Ligue 1. Serhou Guirassy and Martin Terrier of Stade Rennais have been mentioned in reports as plausible transfer targets. Apart from the Rennes duo, the Toffees have also looked at Strasbourg’s towering forward Ludovic Ajorque.

In England, Adams has been a reported target for the Toffees and the club is progressing well in talks with Southampton for the 26 year old. Everton are now pushing to get a striker ahead of the Aston Villa game.

Everton approach Southampton striker Che Adams

According to the Daily Mail, Frank Lampard’s side has made an approach to sign Adams. What is an even more optimistic and exciting news is that the Scottish forward is keen to move to Goodison Park. However, the Toffees face competition from Premier League sides Leeds United, Wolves and newly promoted Nottingham Forest.

The 26 year old forward joined Southampton in 2019 for £15 million. In three seasons, the striker has made 110 appearances for the Saints, scoring 21 goals and providing 12 assists. Adams is considering a move away from St Mary’s and is open to a move to Everton. Adams was an unused substitute against Tottenham as the Saints were humbled in a 4-1 loss to Antonio Conte’s men.

The arrival of youngster Sekou Mara from Bordeaux could also hurt the chances of Adams getting regular playing time at Southampton. He is valued at £16.2 million by Transfermarkt, and so far it is unclear whether the Toffees are trying to sign him on a loan or a permanent transfer.

The Merseysiders will want to secure a striker signing as soon as possible so that Lampard can have a proper No. 9 up top for the next five weeks as Calvert-Lewin recuperates from his knee injury.

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