Forsberg must do better than last season if he joins Everton

Everton have turned their attention to RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg ahead of a potential move, according to the Daily Star.

What’s the word?

The World Cup can be seen as the biggest scouting mission, with clubs all around the globe keeping a close eye on breakout stars or players angling for a move.

It seems that Everton have been impressed by Forsberg, as the Daily Star reports that the Merseyside outfit are considering a deal, which would cost them in the region of £25m.

Liverpool and Arsenal are also believed to be tracking the winger, who played in all five of Sweden’s World Cup fixtures and scored one goal.

Is Forsberg better than Bolasie?

There are doubts over Yannick Bolasie’s long-term future at Goodison Park this summer.

The winger has struggled to cement a place in the team due to injury woes, and now it appears that replacements are on the agenda.

Forsberg, who has earned 39 caps for Sweden, can stand out in a team, and he showed that in the 2016-17 campaign when he scored eight goals and created 19 assists for Leipzig.

Last season, though, he hit just five goals and four assists, so if he does make the move to Everton, he will need to be producing a much better return.

Having said that, Forsberg is a better option than Bolasie, and he can also feature on the right wing if required.