In Focus: Carroll is not the Lukaku replacement Everton are looking for

As reported by The Sun, Everton are interested in making a bold January signing from English Premier League rivals West Ham United.

What’s the story?

Ever since Romelu Lukaku left the club in the summer, fans have been eager for the club to signed a ready made replacement that can come in a score goals at the level the Belgian international did.

One man the club are reported to be looking at is West Ham striker Andy Carroll. That’s according to The Sun, who say that the England international is top of Ronald Koeman’s list to replace the Manchester United star.

The report reckons the player, who they say earns £110,000-a-week at the London Stadium, could cost around £20m.

Is he the best option for the Toffees?

Not the answer

Andy Carroll may have provided plenty of flashes of brilliance in the English Premier League over the last few years, but he’s never shown the consistency that would put him into the league of a player like Romelu Lukaku.

He hasn’t scored more than 10 goals in a single season since his last one at Newcastle United, before his headline grabbing move to Liverpool.

The reported £20m may seem paltry in comparison to some of the transfers in world football this year, but for a club like Everton it’s still a fair chunk of money and there’s no guarantee the 28-year-old can provide a return on it. He has ability, but his fitness and injury issues are undeniable.

The Toffees should be looking for the next hungry future star to come into the team, rather than a player who has little chance of filling Lukaku’s boots.

Article title: In Focus: Carroll is not the Lukaku replacement Everton are looking for

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