Everton should break the bank to sign Aleksandar Mitrovic

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Everton should pay the big bucks to lure Aleksandar Mitrovic to Goodison Park to partner him with Richarlison upfront.

What’s the word? 

The Serbian has already been labelled as one of the best goalscorers in Europe by his new boss Claudio Ranieri, and on current form, it is hard to argue with such a claim.

In just 13 Premier League starts this season, the Serbia international has scored seven goals for the Cottagers who have found themselves embroiled in a relegation battle on their return to the top-flight.

This comes after the former Newcastle man’s 12 goals in 18 games at the back end of last season fired the Londoners to promotion from the Championship – at 24 years of age, he looks to be learning how to control his temperament and fulfil his potential.

Why would Everton want him? 

Well, when the Toffees shelled out almost £30m for Cenk Tosun, one would assume that they were after a physical, dominating striker who knew how to hold the ball up and find the back of the net.

Whilst the Turkish international hasn’t really got going at Goodison Park, his fellow Premier League striker in Mitrovic looks to be everything the Merseysiders wanted Tosun to be.

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As aforementioned, with the Serb at just 24 years of age, and the ever impressive Richarlison approaching his 22nd birthday, the Toffees could have one of the league’s best partnerships for the foreseeable future if they can pull this deal off.

Fulham most certainly would not want to sell him, and would demand a huge fee well in excess of the £22m they spent to take him off the Magpies’ hands if Mitrovic asked to leave.

However, if their battle for survival ultimately proves to be unsuccessful, then they will have a striker on their hands who is way too good for England’s second tier and will most likely be looking for an immediate return to the top table.