Opinion: Everton should hijack Liverpool’s move for Dabbur

Everton are absolutely desperate for a clinical centre forward, and they could do a lot worse than hijacking Liverpool’s interest in Munas Dabbur.

What’s the word?

According to Football Whispers, Liverpool are “closely monitoring” Dabbur as they continue to search for a reliable back-up for Roberto Firmino.

The Red Bull Salzburg star has scored 20 goals already this season, and the report claims the Reds have sent chief scout Barry Hunter to watch Dabbur on multiple occasions.

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If the Israeli international is looking for a move to the Premier League then Everton should absolutely throw their hat in the ring, as his clinical finishing and sensational movement could be the final piece of Marco Silva’s puzzle.

Firmino 2.0?

Dabbur has yet to prove himself in a top league, but the 26 year-old’s goalscoring record speaks for itself.

He averaged over a goal every two games for Swiss side Grasshopper, and has continued that incredible ratio since moving to Salzburg, where he grabbed 22 goals and five assists last season.

The ever-improving front man is on pace to blow those numbers out of the water in this campaign, as he already has 20 goals and six assists to his name. Ten of those goals have come in European competition, which should dispel any fears over replicating his form at a higher level.

It is also not hard to see why Liverpool would see him as an understudy to Firmino, as the Salzburg star is extremely hard-working, great at linking others into the play, and he may even be a better finisher than the Brazilian international.

So, Everton fans, would you back a move for the £13.5m-rated Salzburg ace? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…