Three reasons Everton must beat Premier League rivals to sign Max Kruse

According to a report from SportBild, West Ham United are one of five Premier League clubs tracking Werder Bremen striker Max Kruse this summer.

The Toffees – along with West Ham United, Southampton, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion – are all said to be interested in bringing the Germany international to England following an impressive campaign from the 29-year-old.

The attacker only joined Werder from Wolfsburg last summer but he could already be set to leave the Bundesliga outfit for pastures new just a year on if the rumours are to be believed.

Ronald Koeman will be keen to significantly strengthen his squad in the coming weeks as the club look to deal with the fixture congestion that could come following their qualification for the Europa League, while they will want to continue competing in the English top flight.

Here are three reasons Everton must win the race to sign Kruse…