Three Eredivisie strikers Everton should target instead of Luis Muriel

According to Spanish media outlet Estadio Deportivo, Everton are considering making a move for Sevilla striker Luis Muriel, as part of a deal that could see Toffees attacker Sandro Ramirez go the other way and join the La Liga club on a permanent basis following a loan spell in the second-half of the 2017/18 campaign.

The Colombia international only moved to Spain from Serie A outfit Sampdoria last summer, but he perhaps didn’t make the impact that might have expected of him in his debut campaign as the club’s record signing, in terms of finding the net.

The 27-year-old scored nine goals and provided a further four assists in 46 appearances in all competitions – the majority of which came from the substitutes’ bench – while he featured for just 252 minutes of their Champions League campaign as they reached the quarter-finals.

It is hardly a record of a player who would arrive at Goodison Park and provide real competition for Cenk Tosun up top, and perhaps the Merseyside outfit’s new director of football Marcel Brands, who can become an instant hero with supporters if he completes amazing £70m deal, would be better off looking at players he has a better knowledge of in the Netherlands, having played a huge role in the PSV Eindhoven success story this term.

Here are three Eredivisie strikers Everton should target instead of Luis Muriel…