Everton reportedly ‘could make an offer’ for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele before the transfer window closes.
The Goodison Park outfit are in desperate need of more firepower up front, having scored just 15 goals in their opening 19 matches in the Premier League, the joint-second fewest in the division so far.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is too unreliable given his injury problems, while Neal Maupay has struggled for form since moving to Merseyside from Brighton and Hove Albion in the summer, having scored just once in 15 games in total over all competitions.
Taking to Twitter, Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna has revealed that Frank Lampard’s team are ‘interested’ in Dembele, who can leave on a free transfer in June, and ‘could make an offer’ in January in order to fend off the competition for his signature:
“Everton are interested in Moussa Dembele, free next June, and could make an offer this winter to get ahead of the competition.”
TIF thoughts on Dembele to Everton…
The Toffees simply have to bring in another striker in this window, and Dembele certainly fits the bill.
The 26-year-old has scored an impressive 139 senior goals over his club career, and has been particularly prolific at Lyon, reaching double figures for league goals in three of the last four campaigns.
His form in Ligue 1 has even earned him the nickname of ‘the new Didier Drogba‘ in the past, as coined by Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig, while his playing style is statistically similar to Manchester City and Liverpool stars Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez.
Considering that both forwards have 26 goals between them in the Premier League this term, with Haaland the top scorer in the division on 21, this should give Blues supporters hope that Dembele could thrive in the top flight, should he make the move.