In Focus: Gameiro could answer Everton’s goalscoring problems

Everton could make a move for Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro when the transfer window reopens in January, according to The Mirror.

What’s the word?

The Merseyside outfit are in desperate need of some firepower up front having scored just four Premier League goals in six matches.

Sandro Ramirez was bought in the summer to help the team’s goal threat, but he is yet to find the back of the net.

Towards the closing stages of the transfer window, manager Ronald Koeman was rumoured to be hunting for a new striker, but he failed to get a deal over the line.

Now, The Mirror claims that the Dutchman could make a £20m move for Gameiro, who is likely to drop down the pecking order due to Diego Costa’s arrival.

Is Gameiro the right man?

There is always an element of risk bringing in a player who does not have any Premier League experience, but Gameiro has shown in the past that he can be prolific.

In his final season at Sevilla before joining Atletico in 2016, the 30-year-old scored 16 La Liga goals and produced four assists.

For Atletico, Gameiro had a positive debut campaign, finding the back of the net 12 times and assisting five goals, but he has only made two substitute appearances so far this season.

Everton were always going to struggle to replace Romelu Lukaku, so rather than depend on one man, the team need a handful of players to produce goals.

If Gameiro comes through the door and former outcast Oumar Niasse stays consistent, then the pair could share the burden.