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Tosun and Niasse out, Maja in: The perfect long-term business for Everton this January

(Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

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Tosun and Niasse out, Maja in: The perfect long-term business for Everton this January

Josh Maja is a target for Everton.

Everton manager Marco Silva will consider ditching Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse this month, The Liverpool Echo reports.

Both Tosun and Niasse have failed to establish themselves as regular starters for Everton, with Richarlison usually deployed as the main striker.

Tosun was brought in as a big money signing last January but has only scored seven goals in 12 months for the Toffees.

The Turkey international has found the net on just two occasions this season and could be set for the exit door.

Niasse, on the other hand, is not getting a look-in under Silva and has played just seven times this season.

 

If Everton could get both those players out this January and replace them with a younger option, then that would be sensible long-term business by the club.

(Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

Josh Maja would be the perfect target and Everton have entered the race for him, according to reports.

Sunderland striker Maja is a target for Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton, according to The Express.

The 20-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season so Everton could snap up a bargain this January with Sunderland under pressure to sell.

Despite his young age, Maja has thrived in his breakthrough season in League One, scoring 15 goals in 29 appearances for Sunderland.

Maja looks destined for the top and if Everton could bring him in this month, they would have their long-term replacement for Tosun and Niasse already.

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