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Report: Everton could bid for 'outstanding' striker soon, Lampard wants signing to play this weekend
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Report: Everton could bid for 'outstanding' striker soon, Lampard wants signing to play this weekend

Everton are considering an approach for Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres, according to The Sun.

The report suggests that Lampard is desperate to bring a striker to Goodison Park as quickly as possible, and wants a new face through the door before Saturday’s match against Nottingham Forest.

Gyokeres is one of a number of strikers Everton have been considering as they look to fill the gap left in the squad by Richarlison’s move to Tottenham.

COVENTRY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Preston North End’s Andrew Hughes in action with Coventry City’s Viktor Gyokeres during the Sky Bet Championship match between Coventry City and Preston North End at The Coventry Building Society Arena on February 26, 2022 in Coventry, England. (Photo by Mick Walker – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Everton are struggling to find a solution to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury, with the forward expected to be unavailable for another month.

Lampard is already personally studying video football of potential target Bamba Dieng.

The Toffees are also interested in another prolific Championship striker, Ben Brereton Diaz.

Everton considering approach for Gyokeres

The Swedish international was Coventry City’s top scorer last season, and manager Mark Robins has already described him as ‘outstanding’.

Originally signed by the Sky Blues on loan from Brighton, Gyokeres’ deal was made permanent last summer, and hit the ground running, scoring 17 league goals.

He’s already opened his account this season too, with a fine strike to earn a point against Sunderland on the opening day of the campaign.

Gyokeres is strong finisher with both feet, and due to his electric speed capable of keeping up with quick counter-attacks, something Everton look to exploit with Anthony Gordon and Demarai Gray on the wings.

He’s also a very switched on forward, and is always looking for opportunities to pick up loose balls in the box or react to shots from teammates.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Viktor Gyokeres of Coventry City runs past Phil Jagielka of Stoke City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Coventry City at Bet365 Stadium on May 07, 2022 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

There’s always a level of risk picking up a player from the Championship who doesn’t have much top-flight experience, but seeing as his role will likely be to support Calvert-Lewin once he’s fit again, Gyokeres could be the perfect fit.

The challenge now for Everton is to identify the right forward and get the deal done as quickly as possible to give Lampard an extra option going into Saturday.

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