Big money signings at Everton are usually customary but this has, so far, been a rather poor summer for the Toffees.
That has come from their former striker Kevin Campbell, who has urged Benitez to sign Manchester United’s Anthony Martial.
Reacting to the news, Campbell said: “There could be a loan worked out. You don’t always have to pay all of the wages, although United would like them to pay as much as they can.
“When he fancies it, he’s hard to stop – he’s electric.”
Everton have had plenty of great forwards throughout the years but arguably none were better than Romelu Lukaku in the Premier League era.
The Belgian attacker is one of the elite players in world football and truly burst onto the scene during a spell in Merseyside.
Lukaku bagged 87 goals in 166 outings for the Goodison Park outfit, setting the stadium alight and regularly getting supporters on their feet.
Benitez could replicate that kind of impact by luring Martial to his side for a season.
It’s a far-fetched deal but on his day, he’s an incredibly dangerous player. After scoring against Fulham back in 2019, Sunderland legend Stephen Elliot hailed him “unstoppable.”
You only need to look at his dazzling dribbling ability and mesmerising speed to understand why.
Martial didn’t play a great deal of football last term, featuring just 22 times in the Premier League. That said, in all competitions, he still managed seven strikes and nine assists.
With Everton potentially losing Richarlison this summer, the United speedster would be a wonderful replacement.
His ability to beat opponents and find the back of the net has the ability to set Goodison Park on fire. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is their current top scorer but they’ve not had someone as ruthless in several aspects of their game since Lukaku.
If Martial lives up to his undoubted potential, he could have a similar impact in Merseyside.