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Everton see Serhou Guirassy as Dominic Calvert-Lewin deputy

Everton are looking in France for some striker reinforcements if reports are to be believed. 

What’s the word?

According to reports, via TEAMtalk, the Toffees are interested in Rennes marksman Serhou Guirassy.

Frank Lampard has reportedly been a fan of the powerful attacker since his Chelsea team faced the French side in the Champions League two years ago.

Available for around £15m, it could prove to be a huge coup for an Everton side still looking to keep their spending as low as possible. 

He can replace DCL

A huge blow for the blues, Everton are to be without their star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the next six weeks following a “freak” injury picked up in training.

It seems like the Toffees are set for another season without a proper forward, which is made all the more apparent following the departure of Richarlison, who deputised for most of last season.

Can Serhou Guirassy replace Dominic Calvert-Lewin at Everton?

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With large parts of Lampard’s game geared towards the presence of a powerful forward, perhaps poaching this 6 foot 2 Guinean could fill that role and challenge the England international should he return to fitness.

The 26-year-old would thrive off the service of Dwight McNeil and Anthony Gordon, who both put in some wicked deliveries during their loss to Chelsea on Saturday.

Having that central striker could tie together everything the Everton boss has been building this summer.

With 12 goals and three assists last season in all competitions, it is clear that Guirassy is a capable striker with the ability to score and create.

In fact, he ranks in the top 6% for pass completion percentage as well as the top 2% for non-penalty goals when compared with other forwards in Europe’s top five leagues. His presence is felt by all due to his size, but he clearly has incredible feet that make him a multi-faceted threat for defenders.

It is this sort of player that the Toffees had been crying out for, with the “powerful” £18k-per-week attacker is claimed to have “a decent turn of pace and makes intelligent runs.”

With these sorts of attributes, combined with some consistency that can be found in his 48 appearances over last season, Guirassy can certainly replace the gaping hole left by Calvert-Lewin.

Article title: Everton see Serhou Guirassy as Dominic Calvert-Lewin deputy

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