According to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook, Everton could ramp up their interest in Chelsea striker Batshuayi.
Crook told GIVEMESPORT:
“Batshuayi has been mentioned to me with Everton as well. So, I wonder if the fact it’s gone quiet at Wolves maybe means that Frank Lampard is trying to step up the interest there.”
The need for a striker is growing every single day and as every winless Premier League fixture passes for Everton, the remaining days of the transfer window must be a focus for the club to sign a new striker at Goodison Park.
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin injured and Richarlison making a move to Tottenham Hotspur, Frank Lampard finds himself in a difficult position over how to best deploy his forward line after a torrid start to the season where they’ve only picked up one point from a possible nine.
As a result, the signing of a prolific goal scorer is an absolute must with Batshuayi seemingly the perfect profile of striker that could make a positive impact in the Everton team going forward.
Lampard could even form a lethal attacking partnership between Saturday’s goal-scorer Demarai Gray and the Chelsea forward if Kevin Thelwell can seal a deal in time.
Last season whilst on loan with Besiktas the Champions League winner who was once dubbed dubbed “prolific” by journalist Alex Wood, proved he is more than comfortable in front of goal, scoring 14 goals, delivering three assists and creating two big chances, as well as being successful in the majority of his dribbles (56%).
The Chelsea forward is clearly a goal-hungry forward with 142 club career goals so far, 25 of which have come at the London side. Combining that with Gray’s pace and creativity could be just what Everton needs, with one big chance per game being missed over their first three fixtures.
Over three Premier League appearances so far Gray has served up 1.3 key passes, a 92% pass completion rate in his own half, completed 1.3 dribbles and registered 1.3 shots on target per game, proving that he is a supremely creative player who could be the perfect partner for a striker as clinical as Batshuayi.
As a result, the signing of Batshuayi is an important one Lampard and the powers at Goodison Park but they must act now as another game without a striker could spell yet more dropped points for a team struggling in front of goal.