A report has stated that the Toffees have made ‘preliminary contacts’ for Napoli’s 26-year-old striker, Arkadiusz Milik.
As stated in the report, Carlo Ancelotti’s side is lining up a bid in the region of €30-35 million (£26.5-£30.9m) to bring the Serie A forward to the Premier League.
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The Toffees currently have four out-and-out striking options contracted at the club, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Moise Kean, Oumar Niasse and Cenk Tosun (per Transfermarkt).
Of those four, Calvert-Lewin would appear to be Milik’s main competitor for a starting spot with the Toffees, as the Englishman has featured in 27 Premier League games, during which he has scored 13 and assisted one (per Transfermarkt).
The Serie A forward, meanwhile, has bagged an impressive nine goals and zero assists in 16 league appearances for Napoli so far this season (per Transfermarkt).
When considering the pair’s key offensive stats, it would appear that the Serie A striker is a more exciting proposition than his Everton counterpart.
In the Premier League, Calvert-Lewin has had an average of 2.4 shots per game, 0.5 key passes and 2.9 poor controls (per WhoScored).
All of which Milik has bettered in Serie A, having had 3.4 shots per game, 0.9 key passes and only 1.8 poor controls on average (per WhoScored), meaning that the Polish striker could be an astute purchase.