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Everton: O’Rourke says club are “pretty desperate” to sign a striker

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Everton are “pretty desperate” to sign a striker before the transfer window closes in September.

That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the Toffees’ potential transfer plans, heading into the final few weeks of the window. 

Frank Lampard has taken some heavy blows in the striker department this summer, with last season’s top goalscorer Richarlison being sold to Tottenham Hotspur for £60m, whilst Dominic Calvert-Lewin suffered a training injury in the build-up to their Premier League opener with Chelsea.

With the latter out for at least six weeks, the club currently have just Salomón Rondón as their only out-and-out striker for now, with the club thinking about making a move for a striker before the window is out.

And O’Rourke believes that the striker position is somewhere that the club “really needs to sort out”, ahead of the transfer window’s closure on 1st September.

“I think Everton are pretty desperate right now to bring in a striker with Richarlison having left and also this injury to Calvert-Lewin as well.

So, it’s a position that the club really needs to sort out and get somebody who can be a regular goalscorer for them this season.”

TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments

We believe that Everton fans will agree with O’Rourke in the sense that the club definitely needs an alternative striker option this season, with the club struggling for numbers in that centre-forward spot.

Calvert-Lewin’s injury frequency has been a concern over the past twelve months, whilst Rondón is not an ideal first choice Premier League striker at this moment.

Therefore, we also agree with O’Rourke, and believe that it is absolutely critical that Lampard is provided with a first-choice striker this season, otherwise the club could find themselves in a similar relegation battle to that of last season.

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