Former Everton manager Sam Allardyce believes the Toffees lack firepower up front and need to address the issue this summer.
Marco Silva’s side have just beaten Manchester United 4-0 at Goodison Park in one of their best displays of the season, but Allardyce reckons the club are still one proven marksman away from challenge the top six.
Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “Everton were fantastic against Manchester United and it’s really put them on a high to end the season.
“But, if you look at where Everton need to be, they need another top centre forward.
“If you want to finish in the top six, which is what Everton fans are sort of demanding at the moment, then they need to find a striker who is going to get 15 or 20 goals a season.”
Perhaps Allardyce has a point, although Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have done quite well this season.
But some Everton fans were not impressed with Allardyce’s comments as they remembered the fact that he signed Cenk Tosun during his short stint as manager.
The Turkey international signed in January 2018 for £27 million from Besiktas (The Daily Mail). He impressed initially, but has had a very poor 2018/19 and does not seem to be trusted by Silva.
In total he has scored just eight goals for the club in 41 appearances, which is a disappointing return considering his hefty fee.
Everton fans react
Cheers for wasting £50m of our money on Tosun and Walcott you absolute Fraud
— Sammy Kingston (@sammykingston7) 22 April 2019
Everton aren’t “demanding” top 6 & we all know we need a striker, don’t need telling that from a man who spent £30milllion on Cenk Tosun.
— Gerry (@glioriginali_) 22 April 2019
Mate, Richarlison, Gylfi and Dom have 36 goals between them this season. Thats not too shabby imo. Meanwhile your 30m striker for us…
— David 1878 (@davidjbricey) 22 April 2019
He spent over £50m on attacking players on big wages and played tactics where we didn’t attack. His opinion is null and void.
— David (@Banno78) 22 April 2019
The fella who spent £50m on Tosun and Walcott telling people 15 months later that we need firepower.
— Michael (@XantosDomingos1) 22 April 2019
So what was he thinking when he bought Tosun? “He’ll get us 14 goals a season”?
— Orfy (@horth2003) 22 April 2019
But Richarlson and Gylfi have 13 each with 3 games to go. We play 4-3-3 so that’s 👍
— David (@DBrisco72) 22 April 2019
He genuinely thinks we should be happy finishing top 10 forever. We’re one of the most successful clubs in the country. He’s an absolute weirdo
— ⚪️ (@Wayno____) 22 April 2019
After he spent 30 million on one?
— Joe Ainscough (@Joe_A_95) 22 April 2019
Like Cenk Tosun you mean ?
— Neil (@spuddy1878) 22 April 2019