So far this season, Everton have picked up five wins, four draws and eight defeats in their first season under Rafa Benitez, going through October and November without a league win.
Currently sitting in 14th place, Everton have the chance to splash the cash during the imminent January transfer window to try and strengthen their squad, while putting their poor form behind them to end the season as high up the table as they can.
90min recently reported that United States international Daryl Dike has been offered to various Premier League clubs, with Orlando City willing to let the striker leave in January after previously being linked with a move to Goodison Park.
As a result, this could be one transfer that Everton look to complete to strengthen their squad, particularly in an attacking sense.
If the Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri were able to sign Dike in January, the striker could be Everton’s next version of Romelu Lukaku, who scored 87 goals in 166 senior games during his time at the Merseyside club, given how Dike has been likened to the Chelsea star in the past based on his power and strength.
Former teammate Jordan Williams once said: “Daryl has got a rocket of a right foot. I think he’s similar to Lukaku. He hasn’t scored as many goals yet, but he can hit a ball just as hard.”
In a combined total of 63 appearances for Orlando and previous club Barnsley, the 21-year-old has managed to rack up 28 goals and four assists in the process, showing how capable he is in front of goal at still a fairly young age.
Labelled as a “powerful” player by Emile Heskey that “knows where the back of the net is” and “who understands his strengths and ability and runs with it,” the forward has shown that he is a natural goalscorer and could have a big future ahead of him.
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin out injured and Cenk Tosun reportedly facing the exit door, Dike could be a useful attacking option for Everton throughout the remainder of the season, potentially allowing the club to forget all about Salomon Rondon who has only managed to score one goal in 12 appearances this season.
With all of this in mind, if the 21-year-old has been offered to a number of Premier League clubs, Everton should definitely explore the possibility of signing him.