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Prime Wayne Rooney would be insane for current Everton side

Everton are certainly in the midst of a revolution under Frank Lampard, who made great strides towards improving their defence and midfield over the summer.

He acquired a steely resolve with the additions of Conor Coady and James Tarkowski and forged a relentless work rate by bringing in Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gana Gueye.

Whilst he did add Neal Maupay to the fray too, it is clear that he was nothing more than a supplementary option in the hopes that Dominic Calvert-Lewin might fix his injury woes.

The Sheffield-born striker has only had one truly standout season, where he scored 16 goals under Carlo Ancelotti’s tenure.

But even he would have to step aside were he to be fit if they could welcome back a prime version of the crown jewel of Everton academy graduates.

Bursting onto the scene as a 16-year-old, the world was told to “remember the name” as Wayne Rooney scored his first Premier League goal from range against Arsenal.

Financial troubles forced them to sell their star just two years later for £27m, where Manchester United would offer him the platform to explode.

He would score 253 goals and assist 146 for the Red Devils, as well as scoring a current record of 53 goals in 120 appearances for his country.

During this period, he was also the proud winner of five Premier League titles, a Champions League, and numerous domestic titles too.

The 36-year-old could do it all, and throughout his career adapted to the needs of Sir Alex Ferguson. He was a mainstay throughout the great Scotsman’s success at Old Trafford, scoring everything from a tap-in to a volleyed screamer.

It is no surprise that he was dubbed “truly world-class” by his former manager.

As for the Toffees, they are truly lacking that perfect centre forward to knit together their whole squad.

When Maupay features they miss the physicality of Calvert-Lewin, but when he plays they miss the link-up play of the Frenchman.

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Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their first goal

Firstly, where did Everton finish in the Premier League?

In Rooney, it was all rolled into one perfect, powerful, and as journalist Tom Williams claimed “lethal”, striker.

Lampard could only dream of having a player of this calibre up front for his squad, and if he did, his side would surely be challenging at the other end of the table rather than the one they were last season.

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