According to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dadgblad, Everton are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon forward Bas Dost in this summer’s transfer window.
Dost, who has also been linked with Newcastle United and Sevilla, joined Sporting from Wolfsburg in the summer of 2016.
The 29-year-old enjoyed a brilliant 2017-18 campaign at his Portuguese club – scoring 34 times in 49 appearances in all competitions.
Two of those goals came in six Champions League group-stage appearances, and his record of 70 goals in 90 appearances for Sporting since his arrival is quite staggering.
Dost also netted 48 times in his 117 appearances for Wolfsburg, and it is not much of a surprise that Everton are currently being linked with the centre-forward.
The Everton fans have been reacting to the transfer speculation on social media.
There are plenty that would like to see Dost, who is valued at £17.1m by transfermarkt.co.uk, arrive at Goodison Park this summer, but there are also those that would rather their club looked elsewhere.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Great name and he can certainly score goals.
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) June 4, 2018
No. He is pants. He is ok for Dutch & Portuguese league, but he wont cut it in @premierleague league.
— DutchBlue (@stumac_71) June 4, 2018
— Josh Ball (@jjball96) June 4, 2018
Don’t know anything about him : a maybe : NUFC lad yep
— tipsymcstagga (@tipsymcstagga) June 5, 2018
Rose, Diop or Lascelles, a strong box to box Dembele (or similar like the young lad at Lyon), Lozano to entertain on the LW, and a targetman like Dost or Jose to have Tosun to feed off and slot. If we are going to clear out Klaasen and a host of AM, then Seri would be on the list
— Mark (@Dr_EFC) June 5, 2018
— Royal Blue Marco (@RBMersey) June 4, 2018
He only needs one chance though, quite literally
— Tomos Glyn Owen (@tomosglynowen) June 4, 2018