As a bewildering number of transfer rumours continue to circulate on deadline day, in one more of them, Everton are again in competition with Southampton for a forward.
This time it’s Paul Onuachu who plays in the Belgian league for Genk. Everton are apparently tracking him as they ramp up their attempts to sign new players before 11 pm tonight.
The two clubs are battling for the signature of Kamaldeen Sulemana and it seems were also both trying to sign Moussa Dembele.
Latest reports now claim that Sulemana is now going to St Marys as yet another Blues’ target opts for another club.
It is becoming a very worrying trend that indicates a strong reluctance on the part of many players to come a club in such a chaotic present situation and with a hugely uncertain future.
I have to say that I am getting more and more concerned the Toffees’ won’t get anyone in before the transfer deadline tonight. That prospect is seriously frightening.
Turning to Onuachu, the 28-year-old is a Nigeria international who has a very good goal-scoring record in the Belgian league, although the standard is obviously considerably lower than the Premier League.
Given all this I’m not sure whether Onauchu can make the step up to the more demanding environment of the English game.
However, looking at his strengths he does seem to be a good fit for the sort of centre-forward that Sean Dyche likes to have in his teams.
He has Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ellis Simms but it’s clear Everton need more options to play up top and provide choice and competition.
The Nigerian striker might also represent a more affordable option than some others who the Toffees’ are being linked with today.
The rumours are flying back and forth and as of yet there is no clear idea of who the Blues’ will be signing, if anyone, by the end of this evenings trasnfer deadline. As always we wait and see.