Everton, to sign former Manchester City star?

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According to several reports, Everton are desperately hunting the market for a new striker. Everton sold their Brazilian ace, Richarlison Andrade, for £60 million to Tottenham Hotspurs this summer. And now they are looking for his replacement in the market.

But the reality is there are not many quality options. Even if they manage to scout one, they have to spend a fortune on him to acquire it. But this is something their current manager Frank Lampard will opt against. The ex-Chelsea midfielder made it clear that they will look for underrated, un-hyped players to avoid overspending.

However, their frantic search led them to look at an option that is on the wrong side of their 30s. But the player previously lifted Premier League with Manchester City and overall career statistics are quite good. Moreover, he won’t cost much as Inter will consider a very minimal transfer fee for him. He is none other than Edin Dzeko. However, other than Everton, Leicester City, and Wolves are also considering bringing the former PL star.

Will Dzeko be a good addition to Everton?

Dzeko had quite a decent season for Nerazzurri. In 36 apps for them in Serie A, the player scored 13 goals and registered 5 assists. He also got an impressive rating of 7.07 from WhoScored based on the last campaign’s performance. For Manchester City, between 2011 to 2015, the player netted 72 goals for them.

Former Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco commented on him after an impressive UCL outing in 2018. He said:

“I must say, he’s an extraordinary player, and not just in terms of his finishing – he gets the team playing, brings the ball down and produces good service for his teammates.”

“He’s a fantastic professional, his pre-match preparations are always spot-on. When he has a bad game he might appear lethargic, but he does well when he’s determined.”

If Lampard can secure his services, despite his age, he can be beneficial for them in the short run.

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