Premier League rivals submit €15 million offer for Everton striker target

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Everton have sealed Youssef Chermiti’s signing but look determined to sign another striker. Chermiti will not immediately slot into the starting eleven and should not be pressurized with the responsibility of being the primary goal scorer. Southampton striker Che Adams has been on EFC’s list but there is competition for the Scottish striker.

The Toffees have been linked to Hugo Ekitike as they have made a bid for the PSG forward. The French club are ready to do business and EFC are waiting for Ekitike’s green light to speed up the deal. However, Everton seem to also be working on another deal.

After the failure to sign El Bilal Toure, the Merseysiders were linked to Adams. With Southampton relegated, they are losing several of their first team players to Premier League sides. The 27 year old has been a long term Everton target. The player has just one year left on his deal at Saint Mary’s Stadium and is generating a lot of interest.

Everton face competition from Bournemouth for Che Adams

Everton are not alone in the chase as AFC Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest are also keen. According to Telegraph, Bournemouth have made a £13 million approach for the Scotsman. Everton also hold interest in a structured deal with Forest also being admirers of Adams.

Everton will need to sign one more striker that can share the goalscoring load with Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The England striker cannot be overburdened with the goalscoring responsibilities and his fitness cannot be gambled upon. Neal Maupay’s inefficiency has hurt EFC and the arrival of a striker like Adams or Ekitike will certainly help relieve the goalscoring woes.

Adams will certainly be available for a cheaper price compared to Ekitike as the Scotland international has just one year left on his current deal with the Saints. Adams is well versed with English football and brings considerable experience of playing in the Premier League but Ekitike is young and has a high ceiling.

A number of clubs are also interested in Ekitike and if the Frenchman rejects a move to Goodison Park, Everton must not waste time and push for Adams. EFC will have to match or better Bournemouth’s offer if they are to beat the Cherries in the race. If another striker does arrive at Everton, Maupay will likely leave to accommodate the new signing and free up wages from the budget.

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