Wolves recent bid rejected as Everton learn the price of Bundesliga striker

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Everton are in the market for a new striker and the stars may align for the club to pursue Sasa Kalajdzic from VfB Stuttgart.

The Toffees have been eyeing Kalajdzic for a while now but it seems that his price is non-negotiable given the Wolverhampton Wanderers failed bid. The Wolves offered the Bundesliga club, Stuttgart, £12.7 million but were denied, according to BILD Claim. Stuttgart have insisted that £21 million is a more appropriate price for their starting center striker.

Everton are in need of a striker since Richarlison was sold to Tottenham and Dominic Calvert Lewin is currently injured. The club is currently filling the role with Salomon Rondon but the squad has not been explosive on the offensive side this season.

Only two teams have scored fewer goals than the Merseysiders through the first three games of the Premier League season. The club can not afford another relegation scare so reinforcements such as Kalajdzic are necessary.

What can Sasa Kalajdzic offer to Everton?

Kalajdzic is a 25-year old Austrian forward who has made a name for himself in the Bundesliga. The striker joined Stuttgart in July of 2019 and helped his club to promotion in his very first season. He continued to grow as a player in year two with a huge breakout year. Kalajdzic finished with 16 goals during the 2020-2021 season which ranked sixth in the Bundesliga and established the young Austrian as an up and coming star in Germany.

The very next season Kalajdzic suffered an injury which would limit him to only 15 matches. Fans have not seen much play from Stuttgart’s ace but the football world still remembers what he is capable of. Everton are in need of a target in front of goal and who better than Kalajdciz to wreak havoc than a 6’7” aerial threat with the potential to cause serious trouble to the opposition backline?

Chelsea and Newcastle United also remain in the mix to strike a deal with Stuttgart this summer. The German club will not be selling their ace for less than his value as indicated by their latest negotiation. Nonetheless, the potential of this signing is too high not to pull the trigger. Everton must pursue a deal as other striker target talks continue to drag on.

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Can Sasa Kalajdzic solve Everton’s goalscoring problems?