Everton fans urge club to sign summer target Bas Dost in January

Reported Everton target Bas Dost scored a brace as Sporting Lisbon beat Olympiacos 3-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the knockout stages, and Toffees fans have urged their club to sign him in January.

Football.London claimed in August that the Merseyside outfit, along with Premier League rivals West Ham United and Newcastle United, were keen on the striker as they looked for a Romelu Lukaku replacement, but a move never materialised and Everton failed to bring in a new centre-forward in the mould of the Belgian.

Dost’s brace on Wednesday night took his tally to the season for the Portuguese outfit to 13 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions, and the 28-year-old has an impressive 48 goals in 60 outings in total for Sporting since joining them from Wolfsburg in 2016.

Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the 6ft 5in attacker’s latest performance, and while one simply urged the club to “sign Bas Dost”, another said ‘surely it’s worth having a go for him in January’.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…