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Everton can land dream Townsend heir with Adnan Januzaj move

Everton have a track record when it comes to signing players from fellow English clubs, as has been the case once again during the current summer transfer window.

One player that the Toffees picked up from one of their Premier League rivals in the recent past is Andros Townsend.

Signed on a free transfer from Crystal Palace last summer, the Englishman has made 27 appearances for the Merseyside club across all competitions, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in the process.

Despite his rather impressive rate of goal contributions since arriving at Goodison Park, the 31-year-old has now entered the final year of his contract at the club.

With that in mind, the remaining time left before the summer transfer window closes could give the Toffees and Frank Lampard the chance to bring in a potential heir for Townsend.

Last week, Everton were mentioned with a move for former Real Sociedad and Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj.

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Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their first goal

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In 231 combined senior appearances for those two clubs, the winger – who was picking up a wage of just over £64k-per-week at the La Liga outfit – has scored 28 goals and provided 27 assists in the process.

To compare his previous domestic campaign with Townsend’s, both players scored three goals from 17 league starts, while also delivering an almost identical number of crosses between them (56 vs 58).

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Previously touted by David Cotterill to become an “unbelievable” player, Januzaj is currently a free agent after leaving Real Sociedad at the end of last season. This means that it could not only be a cheap signing for Everton to secure, it would also mirror a similar sort of deal to the one for Townsend.

Not only could the former United winger be a suitable long-term heir for the current Everton attacker at 27, he could also be a big help for the team in the short-term, as the Toffees could well end up seeing Chelsea target Anthony Gordon follow in the footsteps of Richarlison and depart Goodison Park this summer.

With all that in mind, securing a deal for the Belgian and giving him the chance to make a return to England and prove himself in the Premier League again could be a smart investment for the Merseyside club to make and give Lampard another attacking talent at his disposal.