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According to Sport Mediaset (via Pianeta Milan), Everton are interested in signing Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa, whilst Tottenham and AC Milan also hold an interest in the attacker.
After the summer arrivals of Joao Felix and Alvaro Morata on a permanent basis, Diego Simeone’s striking options are becoming bloated with Diego Costa also still at the club, so Correa may be moved on given the amount of forwards on the books.
The Toffees are seemingly keen to add a striker to their own ranks and are close to tying up a deal for Juventus’ Moise Kean, a deal which represents great business for the Toffees given the Italian teenager’s standing in the game as a bright young prospect – the 19-year-old hit six goals in just five Serie A starts last season.
In Correa’s case, however, the Merseysiders should probably steer clear of the Argentine due to his poor goal record.
As you can see, the former San Lorenzo forward endured a seriously underwhelming campaign in La Liga last term.
Correa found the back of the net just three times in 36 La Liga appearances last term, meaning that he averaged a goal every 12 games – that is a terrible goal to game ratio, to say the least.
Throughout the entirety of his stay in the Spanish capital, the 24-year-old has only amassed 30 goals in 188 appearances, which works out at a goal every 6.27 games.
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Given the fact that Dominic Calvert-Lewin – Everton’s current first-choice striker – netted double the amount of goals Correa hit last term with six, and also recorded the same amount of assists as the Argentine, it would seem fairly pointless for the Merseysiders to add another goal-shy forward to their ranks.
Even Cenk Tosun managed to record three goals in his 25 league appearances last season – Correa wouldn’t represent an upgrade on either of Everton’s current options, and Marcel Brands would be wise to give this one a miss.