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Everton transfer target Ciro Immobile admitted his struggles under Jurgen Klopp last month


Everton transfer target Ciro Immobile admitted his struggles under Jurgen Klopp last month

The Everton target struggled under the Liverpool boss at Borussia Dortmund.

Everton have been linked with a move for Italian goal sensation Ciro Immobile this week. As reported by 90min, Carlo Ancelotti wants the 30-year-old to add some serious goal threat to his team going forward.

It is easy to see why. Immobile has a sensational goalscoring record in Italy. The Italian international has scored 30 goals in 33 games for the capital club this season – taking his overall tally for the club to 116 goals in 167 appearances. 

He was also a potent striker during his time at Torino and Pescara. However, he has struggled when moving abroad, specifically under the guidance of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. 

 (Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images)

The German snapped up Immobile from Torino in 2014 for a reported (BBC) £15.5 million to replace the Bayern Munich bound Robert Lewandowski at Borussia Dortmund. 

But Immobile struggled in the Bundesliga. He scored just three goals in 24 Bundesliga appearances before being loaned out to Sevilla the following summer.


Immobile even spoke about letting the Liverpool boss down during their time working together last month. Speaking to Lazio Style Radio, as relayed by Goal, Immobile admitted a wish that Klopp had gotten to work with the ‘real Ciro’ at Signal Iduna Park. 

“We met at the wrong time in our careers at Borussia Dortmund and I wish he’d been able to work with the real Ciro. Despite that, we were still able to win the DFB-Supercup.”

Everton fans will now be hoping that they can secure the ambitious signature of Immobile and he can show Klopp the ‘real Ciro’ at Goodison Park.

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