Everton have now been linked with yet another striker as their striker search continues this summer. Torino striker Antonio Sanabria is the latest to get linked with a move to Goodison Park with the player being available for the right price this summer.
Everton’s goalscoring woes have been highlighted in bold as the Toffees only scored 34 goals in the Premier League, the second lowest goal tally in the league. Everton’s top scorer was Dwight McNeil with seven goals in the Premier League. Everton strikers Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Neal Maupay netted just one goal each in the league.
Calvert-Lewin’s injury struggles are raising questions over his involvement over the entire season. The Englishman is skillful and one of the best players that Everton have but not having him for half of the season does have a significant impact on Everton’s attacking output. Maupay has struggled to get going in his debut season at Everton and now his inclusion in next season’s plans is in doubt as EFC search for a new striker.
Everton interested in Antonio Sanabria
According to Torino Granata, Everton are interested in signing Torino striker Sanabria. The Paraguayan is not an untouchable in Ivan Juric’s side. The Serie A outfit are willing to sell if the right offer arrives at the table. Torino want the funds to strengthen the other areas in the squad and are even willing to offer a discount.
The Italian club values Sanabria for £21 million but is willing to offer a £4 million discount. The 27 year old is available for £17 million but Everton aren’t the only interested English club. Wolves and Crystal Palace have also shown interest in the prolific frontman. Sanabria recorded his best ever season, scoring 12 goals in the Serie A and providing four assists.
Everton’s search for a striker will intensify in the coming weeks as forwards continue to get linked with the club. Beto and Viktor Gyokeres has been strongly linked since January. Sanabria being available at £17 million presents a cheaper option than some of the other players EFC have been linked to.
The Merseysiders do not have much financial room in the transfer market and making smart signings should be Everton’s aim. Gone are the days when EFC could splash big cash in every transfer window. Shrewd, cheap and low risk signings should be the new norm. Signing a striker is one of the top priorities and EFC must move quickly if they are interested in Sanabria.
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