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Everton have expressed an interest in Cyle Larin

Everton could secure the services of Besiktas striker Cyle Larin over the coming months as new manager Rafa Benitez looks to bolster his threadbare forward line.

What’s the story?

According to Turkish outlet Haber365, the 26-year-old has rejected the Black Eagles’ offer of a new £30,000-a-week deal, meaning he’s set to become a free agent next summer as things stand.

The report states that Larin’s next destination is likely to be England, with Besiktas braced for Premier League offers, and the Toffees, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly the club’s taking a keen interest in the situation.

It’s believed that the English trio have expressed an interest in the contract rebel ahead of a potential move, meaning an imminent exit could be on the cards.

Would Larin be a good signing?

Yes, definitely!

Yes, definitely!

No way!

No way!

Marcel Brands must swoop

Larin rose to prominence after scoring a career-best 23 times in 45 appearances throughout 2020/21, firing Besiktas a the league and cup double, and catching the eye of several European heavyweights as a result.

However, the Canada international has been a household name for North American football fans for several years.

Once at Orlando City in Major League Soccer (MLS), Larin earned praise from then-teammate and legendary midfielder Kaka, who tipped him to achieve big things in his career.

“I think Cyle can go far,” Kaka said at an MLS media day, via “Cyle is a very good player and the third season for us will be great, but I think Cyle can play in a big team in Europe as well.”

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His national team head coach John Herdman then lavished further praise on the 6 foot 2 beast earlier this year, dubbing the striker “an absolute predator” who “has that ability”, via Total Soccer Project.

“There’s been real improvement and development in his game,” added Canada captain Atiba Hutchinson. “Not only the goals he’s been scoring, but his work ethic, his understanding of the game. He’s become a lot more tidy as a player.”

Therefore, Everton’s director of football, Marcel Brands must swoop for Larin over the winter window, providing Benitez with some much-needed strength in depth upfront.

Current striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is set for an extended spell on the sidelines through injury, and his 32-year-old backup Salomon Rondon is yet to find the back of the net in seven extremely underwhelming appearances.

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