Everton still interested in signing club's top scorer in January, he's 'very strong' - journalist
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Everton still interested in signing club's top scorer in January, he's 'very strong' - journalist

Journalist Dean Jones has told GiveMeSport that Everton are still interested in signing Coventry City’s top scorer Viktor Gyokeres after being linked over the summer. 

Frank Lampard bolstered his attacking during the last transfer window as he brought in Neal Maupay from Brighton. 

The Frenchman doesn’t lack in terms of his work-rate and link-up play but he’s failed to become a prolific goal scorer in the Premier League. Maupay has only managed to bag one goal in 10 games for the Toffees, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin has struggled with injuries over the past year. 

One of Everton’s biggest problems this season has been finding the back of the net as they’ve only managed to score 11 times in their opening 15 games. Lampard’s men sit 17th in the table as a result and it seems they could be targeting Gyokeres in an attempt to resolve the issue. 

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Everton interested in Gyokeres 

The Toffees were linked with a move for the Coventry striker over the summer and were considering an approach. 

Of course, Lampard ended up bringing in Maupay instead but they are seemingly still interested in the Swedish forward. 

“There are a few others, though, even of the same sort of level that Everton are looking at as unfulfilled potential,” Jones told GiveMeSport. 

“I know that the lad at Coventry, Gyokeres, is somebody that they’ve got on the radar too. So, there’s something to look out for there.”

Gyokeres is leading the way in terms of goals for Coventry this season, having scored nine in 20 appearances in the Championship. 

The 24-year-old managed to score 17 last season for the Sky Blues too and has shown he has a keen eye for goal. 

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Last month he netted the winner for Coventry as they beat Slaven Bilic’s Watford side 1-0. And the Croatian boss was full of praise for the striker after the game. 

“He is a very strong striker, a player who can not only keep and hold the ball but he can hurt you. He can run into the channels and he’s strong,” he told the Watford Observer

“Our centre backs had a good game but he also gave them a game. He’s a good player.

“We weren’t surprised by him. We had him marked down as their target man. He’s not an old-fashioned typical target man though, because target men have problem in movement. He is a target man but also has good movement.

“The defenders stopped him well at times, they fouled him, they gave him a good game. But he is a very good player.”

Lampard needs to find a way for his side to start creating more chances and finding the back of the net more frequently. Calvert-Lewin has struggled with injuries which has affected his goal scoring form. 

Gyokeres could be a good option to solve their struggles but it would also be a risk as he’s unproven at Premier League level.

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