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Everton should go back in to sign striker Michy Batshuayi in January

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Everton should go back in to sign striker Michy Batshuayi in January

Everton have adapted well to life under manager Marco Silva this season and a win over Tottenham on Sunday would see them climb to seventh in the Premier League table for Christmas.

But there is still plenty of work for the Toffees to do and bringing in a centre-forward in January should a priority for the Merseyside club.

Versatile attacker Richarlison has done brilliant to score eight goals across all competitions this campaign, but is dangerous operating from the left flank too and Everton can’t just rely on Dominic Calvert-Lewin plus Cenk Tosun for options.

Another centre-forward would be a huge asset at Goodison Park and Silva should consider reigning interest in Michy Batshuayi.

According to the Mirror in July, Silva was interested in a loan swoop for the striker when he was at Chelsea.

The 25-year-old ended up departing for Spanish club Valencia on loan instead, but he could now reportedly be available again in the New Year.

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Batshuayi has scored just three goals in 20 games for Valencia, which is a surprise considering he netted nine times in 14 games during a loan with Borussia Dortmund last season.

 

According to HLN, the Belgian’s deal with Valencia could be cut short and he’s even been offered to Premier League club Crystal Palace.

It is understood that Monaco, AC Milan and AS Roma are also all circling for his potential signature.

But Everton should blow them all out of the water and jump to the front of the queue for the striker.

Batshuayi could be exactly what Silva needs at the point of his attack, as he offers a physical presence and can also be clinical in front of goal.

He’s got an underrated record of 19 goals in 53 games for Chelsea, while he’s scored 12 times for Belgium at senior level too.

The striker needs a run of regular starts and him combining with Richarlison at Everton could be a lethal strike force.

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