According to Football League World, Everton remain interested in signing Sheffield United striker Jebbison this summer.
As per the report, sources have told the publication that the Toffees are in search of a striker following the injury to Dominic Calvert-Lewin and feel that now could be the right time to acquire the services of the young forward.
It comes as no surprise that Frank Lampard is looking at signing Jebbison this summer, as he could be considered the second coming of Calvert-Lewin when you consider how many similarities the two possess.
As a former Blade himself, the Toffees striker was brought in at Goodison Park back in 2016 when he was just 19-years-old and has gone on to become one of the most important players at the club over his tenure, using his 6 foot 2 stature to dominate defenders and deliver 76 goal contributions in the process.
Just like Calvert-Lewin was when Everton came knocking, Jebbison is 19 years of age, rising through the ranks starting in Sheffield United’s U18 team, plays as a centre forward and is very nearly the same height as the Toffees striker standing with the pair standing at 1.89m and 1.90m (6ft2) respectively.
Now Lampard can bring the Calvert-Lewin clone to Everton in an attempt to strengthen the forward line whilst the 25-year-old remains on the injury table for the next six weeks, and will surely be hoping that the player won’t also inherit the striker’s injury record too.
The youngster spent last season on loan in League One with Burton Albion and showed glimpses of his talent and abilities in front of goal before being recalled by Sheffield United at the end of January.
Over 20 appearances, Jebbison who was hailed “fantastic” by Micah Richards scored seven goals, delivered one assist and created one big chance. He took 1.1 shots on target per game and was successful in 41% of his dribble attempts, proving to be an all-round threat.
The Everton manager is renowned for his development of young talent with the former Chelsea head coach playing a hand in the breakthroughs of Reece James, Mason Mount, Tariq Lamptey and Marc Guehi, who have all gone on to become first-team standouts at their Premier League clubs.
With that being said, the signing of Jebbison could be a solid addition for Everton as they would be in a great position to sign a like-for-like forward to replace Calvert-Lewin during his injury absences and the young striker could play a huge part in the future at the club.