Opinion: Everton must hijack Tottenham’s move for Iglesias

Richarlison has been a revelation for Everton this season, but the Toffees should take some of the goalscoring pressure off the youngster by hijacking Tottenham’s interest in Borja Iglesias.

What’s the word?

According to El Gol Digital, Tottenham are eyeing a move for Espanyol striker Iglesias, who has six La Liga goals so far this season.

The report claims the North Londoners are willing to pay the player’s £25m release clause, as Mauricio Pochettino continues the hunt for a back-up striker.

Harry Kane is of course nailed on to start every week, but Spurs have been unable to find adequate support for the England captain, leading to fatigue and injuries in each of the last two seasons.

The Toffees also need a striker though, as they can’t expect 21 year-old Richarlison to carry the goalscoring load forever.

Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin simply aren’t good enough to help Everton challenge the big six, and Iglesias could be everything Sandro Ramirez was supposed to be.

Goalscoring machine

Everton fans are likely shuddering in fear at the thought of splashing out on another mid-table striker from La Liga, but there is one huge difference between Sandro and Iglesias.

Sandro, now struggling on loan with Real Sociedad, hit double-digit league goals in a season just once in his career. Iglesias has never scored less than 12 league goals in a season, and his goalscoring record over the last few years is truly remarkable.

The 25-year-old scored 22 goals in 39 games to fire Real Zaragoza to promotion last season, and he grabbed an incredible 34 league goals in 39 Segunda Division games the season before that.

He has since eased concerns he wouldn’t cut it in the top flight, scoring six times and adding two assists for Espanyol in just ten starts so far this season.

Whereas Sandro was truly a one-season-wonder, Iglesias has been racking up the goals since he broke through the ranks as a youngster at Celta Vigo.

The 6ft 2in ace can hold the ball up like Tosun, work the channels like Calvert-Lewin and finish better than both of them combined. He is also an underrated passer, averaging 1.6 key passes per game this season.

So, Everton fans, would you back a move for Iglesias? Is he worth the £25m release clause? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…