“My understanding is”- Sky journalist rules out £12m forward as an Everton target

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Everton will have to sign a new striker in the summer transfer window and have already looked at possible strikers that could be available in the transfer market. Most recently, the Toffees have been linked to Besiktas striker Wout Weghorst who is currently on loan at Manchester United.

Everton’s strike force comprises of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Neal Maupay and Ellis Simms. Calvert-Lewin’s injury problems affected Everton in the attack. At one point, the Merseysiders were one of the worst goalscoring side in the Premier League. When the Englishman leads the attack, the Toffees look lethal and sharp when moving forward. In his absence, Everton looked clueless and lacked a much needed focal point in the attack.

Neal Maupay could leave Goodison Park in the summer after enduring a forgetful debut season with Everton. Salernitana are keen to sign the Frenchman and given Everton’s preference to sign a new striker, the Blues will not cause any major hindrances in Maupay’s exit. Simms is still young and has proven to be ineffective when tasked to lead the attack. He has high potential but shouldn’t be burdened with being the prime striker of the side.

Wout Weghorst is not a transfer target for Everton

The Toffees have been linked with Udinese striker Beto, who has been on the list since the winter transfer window. A bid in January was rejected but Everton are eager to test Udinese’s resolve this summer. Lately, AS Roma striker Tammy Abraham was also being mentioned as a potential target for Everton. However, the former Chelsea striker suffered an ACL injury in the last Serie A game of the season and will be ruled out for at least six months.

According to Mirror, EFC are interested in signing Weghorst, who has spent the second half of the 2022-23 season on loan at Manchester United. The Dutchman scored just two goals for the Red Devils in 31 outings for the United side. MUFC will not buy Weghorst on permanent basis meaning that he will return to Besiktas. However, interest from Everton looked like the Dutchman would get a Premier League lifeline.

According to Sky Sports journalist Alan Myers, Weghorst is not in Everton’s list of transfer targets. Weghorst to Everton looked like a product of the rumour mill. Sean Dyche previously worked with the 30 year old at Burnley but he failed to excel at Turf Moor under the 51 year old. Signing him again, albeit this time at Everton, would not have been a smart decision.

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Would Wout Weghorst be a good option for EFC?