Everton should avoid going all out for Cypriot forward

Everton are still interested in trying to sign Apoel Nicosia forward Pieros Sotiriou, according to Belgian media outlet DH.

What’s the story?

The Merseyside outfit were linked with the Cypriot attacker in January, but a move never came to fruition.

DH claims that Ronald Koeman has not given up on trying to recruit the 24-year-old, who has scored 22 goals in 38 appearances for Apoel this season.

However, the publication claims that Everton face a battle to secure his signature due to Southampton, Borussia Dortmund, Torino and Borussia Monchengladbach also interested.

The report adds that Olympiacos have taken the first big step in trying to lure Sotiriou away from Apoel by offering a £2.1m bid.

Is he worth the pursuit?

There is no denying that Sotiriou is in goalscoring form, but it is important to note that his performances are coming against opposition in the Cypriot First Division.

With all due respect, the league does not possess the same competitive edge as the Premier League.

With that in mind, it would be a big risk to sign a forward without much indication of whether he can cut it at the top level.

Also, if the Toffees are keen to break into the top six of English football then higher-calibre players should be a priority for Koeman and the board.

That rings particularly true if the club lose star striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer.

 


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