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Artem Dzyuba would be the next Duncan Ferguson at Everton

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Artem Dzyuba would be the next Duncan Ferguson at Everton

Everton have recently been credited with an interest in signing Artem Dzyuba this January.

According to RT, the Toffees are keen to snap up the Russia international, who caught the eye at the World Cup last summer by scoring three goals.

Dzyuba has made 16 appearances for club Zenit St. Petersburg this term and scored five goals, with another coming in the Europa League.

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The big striker is apparently seen by Silva as a potential solution to the troubles his side have had in attack this term.

Everton started brightly but have recently been struggling to score goals, with Cenk Tosun, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Oumar Niasse, now on loan at Cardiff City, having all failed to impress.

 

Powerhouse Dzyuba would be Everton’s next Ferguson

Dzyuba would certainly be a left-field signing by Silva and Marcel Brands.

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At 30 years old, he would not be one for the future, but could have his uses.

Dzyuba is a powerful individual. His 6ft 5in frame makes him very difficult to knock off the ball. And needless to say, he’s a force in the air.

His play style can be compared to that of former Toffee Duncan Ferguson, who was just an inch shorter than Dzyuba.

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Ferguson was physical and aggressive just like Dzyuba is and interestingly, at the time of writing, the pair have scored the exact same amount of career goals (126), although the Russian will obvious surpass that before he retires.

Everton have lacked a battering ram up front since Ferguson. Despite his size, Romelu Lukaku used his pace more than brute force, meaning Ferguson is a more realistic comparison. Dzyuba could well become the new version of the Scotsman if he signed.

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