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'Wanted him to replace Lukaku': Some Everton fans react as Benitez eyes move for 'phenomenal' star

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French outlet Jeunes Footeux revealed earlier this week that Everton are interested in signing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette in the January transfer window.

The Frenchman has entered the final year of his contract at Arsenal. The winter window will be the Gunners’ last opportunity to make some money off him, and if the report is to be believed, there’s some serious interest.

The French outlet claims that Everton and fellow Premier League side West Ham United are both interested in Lacazette. Both clubs are in need of a new striker, and the Arsenal man, in a way, checks the box.

The Toffees’ currently have Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Solomon Rondon up top. The former has suffered an injury setback that will keep him out for several weeks, while the latter hasn’t quite had the impact Rafa Benitez hoped he’d have.

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That opens the door for a new number nine to come in, someone who can do a job alongside Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison when they’re both fit.

Everton fans don’t fancy Lacazette

Lacazette, labelled as ‘phenomenal‘ by Mikel Arteta, is a quality striker who would arguably suit Benitez’s system. He’s definitely not the player he once was, but he’s still more than capable of scoring consistently when he’s given regular minutes.

The 30-year-old will have just six months left on his deal in January and he will likely be available for a bargain fee. That makes him an attractive option for the Toffees, but Everton fans aren’t too convinced.

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Some supporters are still having nightmares about the last player Everton signed from Arsenal – Alex Iwobi – while others feel that this deal would’ve been brilliant a few years ago, but not anymore.

Here’s how a few Toffees fans reacted on Twitter…

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