Opinion: Everton should forget Batshuayi and sign Sebastien Haller

Everton have reportedly joined the race for Michy Batshuayi, but the Toffees would be much better served swooping for Eintracht Frankfurt front man Sebastien Haller.

What’s the story?

According to Sky Sports, Everton have expressed their interest in Batshuayi, who is expected to leave Chelsea this month.

The Belgian international was recalled by the Blues this week, and several clubs are sniffing around after they slapped just a £14m price tag on him.

However, if Marco Silva is hunting an athletic, versatile and clinical number nine, he should look to the Bundesliga, where 6 ft 3 in Haller has racked up 12 goals and 11 assists already this season.

The perfect target man?

It takes an elite player to hit double figures in both goals and assists in a single season, a feat accomplished by the likes of Christian Eriksen, Leroy Sane and Mohamed Salah in the Premier League last year.

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Haller has smashed these totals already, and it’s only January. The French target man is a far more well-rounded player than Batshuayi, and bringing him to Goodision would open up more space for the likes of Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson to exploit.

The colossal Frankfurt striker is elite in the air, winning a whopping 6.2 aerial duels per game this season, and he’s also got great technical skill and vision for a striker of his size, averaging 1.2 successful dribbles and 1.4 key passes per game.

Of course, the most important trait for any striker is sticking the ball in the back of the net. Haller, who is averaging 2.2 shots per game this season, has formed a devastating partnership with Luka Jovic, and would gobble up the chances created by players like Sigurdsson.

So, Everton fans, would you back a move for the 12-goal Frenchman? Let us know by voting in the poll below…

Article title: Opinion: Everton should forget Batshuayi and sign Sebastien Haller

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