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Everton: Lampard can ditch Anthony Gordon by signing Ismaila Sarr

Everton started the season in promising fashion despite their poor form, with fans beginning to see some of Frank Lampard’s vision that he was trying to instil.

It seemed that his new philosophy was built upon defensive solidity, with Conor Coady and James Tarkowski seemingly revolutionising the Goodison Park mindset.

However, now that the defence seems sorted, new problems have arisen at the other end of the pitch.

The Toffees are decidedly toothless this season and have scored only 11 times in 15 games. This has left them just one point above the relegation zone and seriously questioning the manager’s credentials.

He will likely be handed the January window to rectify this issue and must look towards strengthening his wingers if he is to fire them to safety.

One such rumour regarding Ismaila Sarr should please Evertonians, with the dynamic Senegalese star “wanted” by the Merseyside outfit’s manager according to Simon Phillips.

This came after The Mirror suggested a £35m move could be on the cards.

Described as “young, hungry and electric” by journalist Rob Blanchette, this is the exact kind of profile needed at Goodison Park to turn the tide.

This season for Watford the 24-year-old gem has already scored six times and assisted three, which dwarfs the tally of any other Everton player.

His form is merely an extension of last season’s five goals in the Premier League too.

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1. Starting off, can you guess the career path of this former Everton star?

To sign him could see Anthony Gordon drop out from the team, with the 21-year-old having drawn criticism for his attitude alongside his poor record of just three goals this season.

What makes Sarr such an attractive proposition is the comparison Andre Gray gave, as he claimed: “He’s like our Messi. You just give him the ball & let him do what he’s doing.”

Given the Argentina magician has just captained his side to win the World Cup, this contrast holds added weight as he was also awarded the player of the tournament award.

Would you spend £35m on Sarr?

Yes

Yes

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No

A side crying out for attacking reinforcements, this particular wide man is exactly what Lampard needs to turn around his sluggish side.

His pace and physicality matched with technical perfection will see Gordon forgotten in no time, should they secure the deal this January.