Everton continue to be linked with an exciting European star who is highly sought-after…
That’s according to Pete O’Rourke, who gave his view on last month’s rumours linking the Toffees with a move for Noa Lang.
With interest from a number of Premier League clubs, the transfer insider suggested that it would be a particular coup for Frank Lampard given their issues in front of goal.
He told Football FanCast:
“Yeah, he’s a top player Noa Lang. Obviously, he was linked with the Premier League in the summer with a number of clubs including Leeds interested in him so again, an attacking young player, huge potential.
“I think for Everton that’s maybe what they’re looking at, they’re looking at young players now that they can come in and help develop to maybe become major stars and Lang does have that potential.”
This transfer news will please Evertonians, who are crying out for some added firepower after their abysmal first half of the season.
Seemingly poised for another relegation battle, the Dutchman’s proficiency is on a level above most at Goodison Park, and with the returning Dominic Calvert-Lewin they could strike up quite the partnership.
Frank Lampard actually revealed in an interview yesterday that the English forward was returning from a knee injury but was hopeful he could play a part in their imperative Boxing Day clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He also expressed his misfortune at never really having a fit version of the 25-year-old since his arrival, but expects the tide to change should he find some consistency.
The 44-year-old has sorely missed the guaranteed goals he had brought to Carlo Ancelotti’s side, as he bagged 16 goals during the 2020/21 season.
However, since then he has featured just 23 times in the league.
Should he regain fitness, pairing him with the 68 goals scored by Lang in his short career could be electric.
Despite struggling this season, over the past few campaigns he has proven himself the “phenomenon” that Belgian football journalist Peter Vandenbempt dubbed him.
Lang would bring insane quality to dwarf that of Anthony Gordon, Dwight McNeil and Demarai Gray’s tallys, with none of these wide men having scored over three goals in the league.
Adding someone who is truly “pure class” – as labelled by analyst Filip Joos – who offers another consistent stream of goals beside the injury-hopeful Calvert-Lewin, could be the difference between relegation and survival.