According to journalist Karim Bennani, Everton have been offered the chance to sign Marseille striker Arkadiusz Milik in the remaining weeks of the transfer window.
Bennani tweeted: “OM would have proposed Arkadiusz Milik to several European clubs.
“Among the clubs surveyed there would be Everton, Manchester United or Juventus Turin.”
There is no doubt that the desperation for a new striker is growing every single day for the powers at Goodison Park as the side is set to go into their third fixture of the season without a decent centre-forward to convert chances in front of goal.
Frank Lampard currently has only 32-year-old Salomon Rondon to rely on in the striker role with Richarlison making an exit for Tottenham Hotspur earlier this summer, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin currently recovering from another injury issue.
As a result, the signing of Milik could be a great piece of business for the Toffees as the side have not picked up a single point in the league so far and have only found the net via an own in their first two fixtures of the season.
The €20m (£17m) Polish machine who was dubbed “sensational” by former Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti, certainly has no trouble finding the back of the net with 144 career goals so far, scoring 30 in 55 appearances for his current Ligue 1 side, with a goal contribution every 125 minutes played.
If Lampard could land the signing of Milik he could form a fantastic attacking partnership with Dwight McNeil in the final third, as the pair could equally complement each other’s best attributes.
Last season McNeil produced plenty of shot-creating actions (2.81 per 90) but shooting and scoring are not his strong points as he failed to score in the league in 2021/22. The former Burnley winger is much better at winning the ball than finishing, which will complement Milik perfectly as he is an out-and-out striker who is far more aggressive in his approach compared to the man he could line up alongside.
Milik ranked in the 84th percentile for shots in total per 90 minutes over the last 365 days and ranked in the top 5% for pass completion, whilst McNeil ranked in the top 10% of positional peers in the top five European leagues for tackles, interceptions and blocks.
This shows that the pair could form a formidable threat to opponents with McNeil consistent in winning the ball and playing very direct alongside Milik, who is confident in putting himself in a position to score, playing neat passes to build goal-scoring opportunities with his teammates.
With that being said, if Farhad Moshiri and Kevin Thelwell can seal a positive deal for Milik, it could be a great signing for Everton as they attempt to recover from their forward line being weakened.