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Everton should join Marega race to provide them with Lukaku replacement

Everton should think about joining the race to sign Moussa Marega this summer.

The FC Porto striker has caught the eye by scoring 17 goals and making 10 assists this term across 34 appearances in total.


Marega is reportedly wanted by Premier League clubs West Ham United and Leicester City and Correio de Manha report that the player has a release clause of £34 million – which is a tantalising valuation given the current inflation in the transfer market.

Marega struggled upon first joining Porto, but exploded into life after being loaned out to Vitória Guimarães where he scored 14 goals in 31 appearances.

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He then hit 22 goals in Liga Nos in 29 games for Porto last season.

Everton must act to finally replace Lukaku

While West Ham and Leicester have been touted as the interested parties from England, Everton should absolutely be involved in the discussions.

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The Toffees have been pretty toothless in attack under Marco Silva, and struggled under Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce last season.

They haven’t been truly threatening in attack since the days of Romelu Lukaku, and Marega could be the man to finally replace the prolific Belgian.

Marega is slightly shorter than the Manchester United striker, but seems every bit as powerful.

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He is fantastic in the air and can hold the ball up well to bring others around him into play.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is still young and Cenk Tosun does not look like the answer – at £34 million, Marega could be very good business.

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