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Everton can ditch Calvert-Lewin for Viktor Gyokeres

Everton could finally be set to find their striker solution by dipping into the Championship

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That’s according to journalist Alan Nixon, who told his Patreon of the Toffees’ interest in Coventry City’s Viktor Gyokeres.

The Swedish marksman has drawn interest from a whole host of clubs, with Burnley, Southampton, Crystal Palace and West Ham United all namedropped in the report.

This could mark a fine opportunity to take advantage of the Sky Blues’ notoriously poor finances, and although they would love to keep him are resigned to the fact that should an acceptable bid arrive this January he could leave.

Ditch Calvert-Lewin

With the continued injury problems suffered by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Frank Lampard can no longer rely on the Englishman to play and score the bulk of his side’s goals.

It was nearly two years ago since he notched 26 goal contributions in one campaign, having only managed to feature 23 times in the league across the last season and a half since.

With summer signing Neal Maupay also failing to deputise for the 25-year-old, boasting just one goal this season, something must be done this January.

Their touted man, Gyokeres already has nine goals for his struggling side in the Championship, adding to an already expansive career given his age.

Boasting 11 caps and 107 career goals, the 24-year-old would surely make a fine foil for Calvert-Lewin with all the assets to surpass him.

Standing at 6 foot 2 he has the physical presence to compete in the Premier League, plus his time playing against battle-hardened defenders in his current division will surely have acclimatised him to English football.

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His manager Mark Robins has been keen to praise his star man, whilst also admitting they are at the “mercy of predators” when it comes to keeping ahold of him.

The 52-year-old said, on Gyokeres: “He has some unbelievable ability – power, technique. He has got everything in his locker and that desire and hunger to score goals, and he’s also got a really angry side as well…”.

As aforementioned, this range of abilities would surely see him succeed up front for Lampard.

They are in desperate need of a focal point with which they can build their play from, and this red-hot striker could be the perfect man to help fans forget about Calvert-Lewin.