Electric Ekambi is the perfect striker for Everton

According to reports, Everton are lining up a summer swoop for red hot Angers striker Karl Toko Ekambi.

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Everton are one of a number of clubs pursuing the striker sensation Ekambi, with Newcastle and Brighton also interested in bringing the Cameroon international to the Premier League.

Ekambi has scored 17 league goals in 34 appearances for Angers this season, an extremely impressive hit rate for a striker in a team that has only managed 39 goals as a whole.

The report claims the three Premier League clubs will battle it out for the £20million move, with Spanish side Villarreal also interested.

Ekambi for Everton?

Valued at €12m (£10.5m) by Transfermarkt, Ekambi has been nothing short of sensational for Angers this season, adding five assists to his 17 goals.

The 25 year-old is direct and dangerous with the ball at his feet, and seems to have found a clinical touch in front of goal as he enters his prime.

Averaging 1.7 dribbles per game, 2.7 shots and 1.3 key passes, it is perhaps not surprising he has managed such impressive numbers in front of goal this season.

The pacey striker also has 17 Cameroon caps, in which has found the net twice.

While Ekambi is absolutely not the finish product, £20m for a player in the form he is in worth the risk, and his ability to play on the wing as well as up front would give Everton plenty of options.

Everton are much closer to the finished product of a squad than Brighton or Newcastle, so he would have a much better chance of hitting the ground running at Goodison.

If Gylfi Sigurdsson can find his creative form when he returns from injury Ekambi could be an instant hit on Merseyside, and form a super partnership with Cenk Tosun.

Everton fans, would you back a summer swoop for Ekambi? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…