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Everton must replace top-scorer for second summer running

Everton have lost their top goal-scorer for the second summer running.

Mathew Nash

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For the second year running Everton find themselves in an unenviable position. This week saw Wayne Rooney depart the club, joining MLS side DC United. Told he was not an essential part of Marco Silva’s plans at Goodison Park the time was right for him to try something new. With his exit, Everton lose their top goalscorer for the second summer in a row. His 11 goals may not seem like much, compared to the man who topped it the year previous.

Romelu Lukaku scored 26 in 2016-17 to be Everton’s leading marksman last season. But when Manchester United came calling, they could not refuse the money being offered.

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So do Everton need a new striker?

There is, of course, a school of thought that Everton have already found their future top-scorer. Cenk Tosun arrived from Besiktas in the winter. After a slow start he has started to show some of his better attributes toward the end of the campaign. Theo Walcott also arrived, but it seems the right-wing remains his future position.

But other then that, Everton are still short in the attacking department. Youngsters like Ademola Lookman and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are present, as is Oumar Niasse for now, but it would seem Everton do still need to bring in another front-man if they are to succeed in breaking into the Premier League’s newly found top six.

Last summer Everton failed to replace Lukaku, this summer they must ensure another goal-getter arrives to ensure they battle at the right end of the Premier League table.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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One winner and one loser as Everton close in on signing Richarlison

Marco Silva is closing in on making his first major signing as Everton manager

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Everton look set to make their first signing of the summer and the first under new manager Marco Silva with the Premier League season only weeks away.

The Toffees are in advanced talks with Watford forward Richarlison over making a £50 million switch to Merseyside, according to Sky Sports.

The 21-year-old forward was signed by new Everton boss Silva last summer when he took over the reigns at Watford, and the pair look likely to be reunited at Goodison Park, for a much larger fee.

Richarlison hasn’t scored a goal since November 19th. However, the youngster looks set to become Marco Silva’s first major signing at the club.

Here at The Boot Room, we took a look at one winner and one loser in Richarlison’s imminent switch to Everton from Watford.

Winner – Watford

Watford will be making a humongous profit on Richarlison if reports are correct that a deal will take place for £50 million.

It was only last summer that the 21-year-old signed for Watford from Brazilian outfit Fluminense for £13 million and the forward hasn’t done much to warrant such a skyrocket in his value since then.

Nevertheless, it will turn out to be a great bit of business from Watford and cashing in on £50 million for a forward who only scored five goals in all competition’s last season is mind-boggling, to say the least.

As far as deals go, they don’t come much better than this, and if the Hornets invest the capital they receive for Richarlison successfully, they’ll be feeling fortunate.

Loser – Yannick Bolasie

If Richarlison does arrive on Merseyside, Yannick Bolasie will be likely to lose regular first team football for the Blues, with both players playing in similar positions.

The 29-year-old hasn’t done much on Merseyside to warrant a guaranteed starting place in Silva’s new setup, and the winger scored only one time in 18 appearances last season.

It’s a real shame for Bolasie, who came to Goodison Park with such promise from Crystal Palace for £25 million in 2016 after a terrific season for the Eagles.

Hopefully, Bolasie can prove himself to his new Portuguese manager over the preseason. However, expect Richarlison to be given the nod to start if he does sign.

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Everton round-up: Besic unsure, Mina’s agent talks and Digne talks

All the latest news and gossip from Everton.

Mathew Nash

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Mo not sure

Everton midfielder Mo Besic has confirmed his future at Everton is out of his hands. The 25-year-old has impressed in pre-season, especially against Lille this week.

The Bosnian international has had a torrid two years with injuries but excelled on loan at Middlesbrough in the second half of last season.

He told the Liverpool Echo he would like to remain at Everton but that his future is not in his direct control.

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Mina agent

Yerry Mina’s agent has confirmed there has been contact with Everton over a potential transfer for the Colombian defender.

Jair Mina has told Antena 2, as reported by Sport, that the Toffees and Zenit St Petersburg have both been in contact over a potential deal.

However, he also confirmed the player’s desire to try and force his way into the pecking order at Barcelona this season.

Everton have been linked with a £21 million move for the World Cup star.

Digne in

One Barcelona player they could get their hands on is Lucas Digne. As reported by The Mirror, the Catalan club have accepted a £22 million offer for the 21-cap French international.

Everton are on the hunt for a new left-back to be a long-term replacement for Leighton Baines.

The Daily Mail are now suggesting Marcel Brands has flown to Barcelona this weekend to try and secure a deal.

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Everton must not let Richarlison arrival see Ademola Lookman depart

Everton are set to break their transfer record to sign the Watford attacker.

Mathew Nash

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Everton are about to blow their transfer record with the shock £50 million signature of Richarlison from Watford. The Brazilian is well known to new Everton boss Marco Silva and will be brought in to play from the left-hand side but also as another striking option.

But his signature is raising eyebrows. Not just because of the exorbitant fee Everton are paying, but for what it means for youngster Ademola Lookman.

The England youth international is wanted by Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, where he finished last term on loan. Everton fans, almost universally, want to see Lookman given a chance next season.

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When looking at the stats from last season, it is clear to see why.

Richarlison stormed out the gates for Watford. The Brazilian netted five goals and provided five assists in his first 16 Premier League games. In the next 22, he managed to deliver none in either column.


“The most important thing is Lookman is our player, he is an Everton player and I want Lookman to stay in our squad.”

– Everton boss Marco Silva on Ademola Lookman

 


Meanwhile, Lookman provided four assists and five goals in just 11 Bundesliga games.

 

So selling Lookman, who Everton reportedly want £20m for, and bringing in Richarlison at a deficit of £30 million seems to make absolutely no sense for Everton.

Hopefully, both will be playing at Goodison Park next season.

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