Everton can afford to sign 20 goal striker as Championship club willing to sanction sale

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We have entered July and Everton are yet to make any significant movement in the summer transfer window. Strengthening the striker position is a priority but crippled by poor finance, Everton need to look for reasonably priced strikers in the market. They might have got one in Swansea City’s Joel Piroe.

Everton have recorded losses for third straight year and have little wriggle room in the summer transfer window. The Toffees cannot spend exorbitant sums this summer without making substantial sales. A number of EFC players are generating interest and it remains to be seen if the Toffees sanction the sale of one of their prized assets.

Sean Dyche wants to rebuild the squad, inject pace in the team and make it a more competent side but in order to achieve these objectives, EFC need to sign multiple players in certain areas of the pitch. Signing a striker could be the start and EFC have a handful of targets in their list.

Everton can afford to sign Swansea City striker Joel Piroe

Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres was one of the top transfer targets for the club but he seems close to a move to Sporting CP as the Portuguese club is confident of securing a deal. Leeds United striker Rodrigo is also touted as a possible transfer as he is on the wrong side of the 30 and is looking to leave Elland Road after Leeds’ relegation.

Swansea striker Piroe also on Everton’s list as the Merseyside club have already carried out initial enquiries for the Dutch striker. However, Everton are not alone in the chase with Leicester City and Nottingham Forest also in the mix to sign the Dutchman.

Piroe had a spectacular season with the Welsh club, netting 20 goals in 45 games this term. He scored 19 goals in the Championship, ending as the fourth highest goal getter in the English second division. The Dutchman has 12 months left on his current deal at Swansea.com Stadium and has already made his desire known to not renew a deal and look for newer pastures.

According to Dutch media outlet Voetbal International, Piroe is on Everton’s wish list. The report further mentions that Piroe can be paid for, indicating that EFC should be able to afford the Dutch striker. With just one year left on his current contract, Swansea will cooperate in selling Piroe.

Swansea can cash in on the 23 year old but cannot ask for a huge sum as he has just 12 months left on his contract. Everton can take advantage and get the deal done quickly or they run the risk of missing out on Piroe just like Gyokeres.

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