Everton contacts at advanced stage for £5.1m striker as agent to meet current club

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Everton’s striker search needs to intensify as the Toffees seem to be dormant in the early stages of the summer transfer window. Every day new links to strikers emerge and the latest name to be associated with a move is of Leeds United striker Rodrigo.

The Toffees have already been linked to four Leeds United players. Attackers Jack Harrison, Wilfried Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville have been linked. Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams is also on Everton’s shortlist but it is Brighton and Hove Albion who lead the race for the USMNT star. The Yorkshire based club is expected to see a fire sale this summer with some of their top talents leaving the club after they suffered relegation to the Championship.

The Merseysiders had the second worst goal tally in the league, scoring just 34 goals in 38 games. Sean Dyche needs a powerful and potent goalscorer in his ranks other than Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The English striker has had an abysmal injury record and EFC cannot risk going without a solid goalscoring option in the 2023-24 season.

Everton contacts at an advanced stage to sign Leeds striker Rodrigo

EFC have already looked at the likes of Viktor Gyokeres, Boulaye Dia, Alfredo Morelos and Moussa Dembele. The Toffees are yet to make any concrete moves for the aforementioned targets. Leeds United striker Rodrigo Moreno has also joined the list of targets.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Everton are working on the signing of Rodrigo from Leeds. Contacts are already at an advanced stage as the Spanish striker looks set to leave Elland Road this summer. Rodrigo netted 15 goals in 35 appearances for the Whites, posting his best numbers for a season since joining Leeds in 2020.

Leeds’ relegation could play a crucial role in deciding Rodrigo’s future as his agent is set to meet with the club hierarchy. Despite his wages being reduced by half after relegation, he continues to remain one of the highest earners at the club and the Whites will be open to cashing in on him as his deal expires next summer. According to Leeds Live, Rodrigo’s agent has an appointment with the club hierarchy as the 32 year old’s future will be discussed and resolved.

"I have known these days of interest, but not concrete. I have an appointment now with the people of the club (Leeds). We are going to fix all those issues and we will know soon."

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Should EFC sign a 32 year old Rodrigo Moreno?