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Everton: Toffees linked with Edin Dzeko

Everton‘s search for a new striker to replace Richarlison has seemingly sent them in the direction of Edin Dzeko and the former Manchester City man could be a superb addition to Frank Lampard’s side.

What’s the word?

According to reports from Italy, Everton, Wolves and Leicester City are all considering moves for the 36-year-old, who could be sold by Inter as they look to free up space for the potential signing of Paulo Dybala.

They claim that Juventus have already seen an approach rejected, while there is also interest from Germany, which is no surprise when you consider his superb performances in recent seasons.

A huge coup for Lampard

While Dzeko is 36 now, the Bosnian forward would guarantee goals for the Toffees next season.

Last season saw him contribute 13 goals and five assists in 36 Serie A appearances, averaging an impressive 7.07 rating from WhoScored for his performances.

Would Dzeko be a good signing?

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The veteran forward has been prolific throughout his career, enjoying particularly fruitful spells with Roma and Manchester City, where he was a big part of the Citizens’ transformation into Premier League title winners, hitting 72 goals for them between 2011 and 2015.

Although his wages could prove to be a problem, as he reportedly earns £152k per week at Inter, his transfer fee would be minimal and he could be an excellent short-term option in Lampard’s side, as they look to improve on their disastrous 2021/22 campaign.

Former Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco was full of praise for Dzeko in 2018 after an impressive Champions League performance, saying:

“I must say, he’s an extraordinary player, and not just in terms of his finishing – he gets the team playing, brings the ball down and produces good service for his teammates.

“He’s a fantastic professional, his pre-match preparations are always spot-on. When he has a bad game he might appear lethargic, but he does well when he’s determined.”

Not only could he replace the goals of Richarlison, but he could be an excellent mentor to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as his hold-up play and finishing ability have seen him succeed at the top level for more than a decade.

Therefore, it would be a huge coup for Everton if Farhad Moshiri could bring him to Goodison Park this summer, as there is no doubt that he would be a quality addition to Lampard’s side.

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