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According to Football Insider, Everton have a ‘strong interest’ in former Fulham striker Moussa Dembele and are set to battle with other Premier League clubs for the signature of the £40m-rated attacker.
Everton have struggled tremendously on the goalscoring front this season, registering just six goals in eight Premier League games, which has helped put them inside the relegation zone.
Players who are looked at for goals, such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison have far from pulled their weight this campaign. Both forwards have just two league goals each so far, which is especially alarming considering the Brazilian’s brilliant form last season when he netted 13.
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As for Calvert-Lewin, the former Sheffield United man has struggled in front of goal ever since he swapped the Blades for Merseyside. The 22-year-old has just 21 goals in 102 appearances for the Toffees, which is a shadow of what Dembele has managed at Celtic and Lyon over the years.
The Frenchman bagged an incredible 51 goals and provided 18 assists in 94 appearances for the Hoops, helping the club win back to back domestic treble’s from 2016 to 2018.
Dembele was also the club’s leading goalscorer in his debut season at Celtic, which came a year after he scored 15 times in 43 Championship outings for Fulham at just 19. This proved to be an extremely important figure in helping the Cottagers avoid the drop to League One, as they finished 20th.
Since his move to Lyon, the 6-foot striker has continued the form he showed in Great Britain over in France. 26 goals in 56 appearances, which includes six in eight Ligue 1 games so far, proves he will be a very worthy addition to the Everton side.
Marco Silva’s side are desperate for a prolific goalscorer right now, and Marcel Brands must do everything he can to make Dembele his next marquee signing.
Calvert-Lewin isn’t cutting it and Richarlison needs help to get him back to his best, and this French star could be the answer.