With less than a week left in the summer, work still has to be done at Goodison Park as an intriguing transfer target is made public. Everton has already completed five additions this season.
The Mirror claims that Everton has entered the market for Ivan Toney, a striker for Brentford.
According to the source, Chelsea and Manchester United will also be interested in the centre forward this summer, giving the Toffees stiff competition for his services.
It’s thought that Frank Lampard’s team is considering a change.
It may keep Everton’s season alive.
With only one point gained in their Premier League matchups, the team’s need for a new striker is mounting at Goodison Park with each passing day of the transfer window.
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With 42 shots taken over the previous three games but just two being converted, Lampard will undoubtedly be angry with the number of points already lost owing to the team’s blatantly evident lack of finishing ability.
Toney, a striker who has no problem finding the back of the goal with Brentford, might be the acquisition that rescues their season if a deal can be finalised before their competitors.
The £40 million striker, who Thomas Frank labelled “exceptional,” has made 92 appearances for the Bees and has amassed 49 goals and 18 assists for a goal contribution every 115 minutes so far. Last season he proved he is more than capable of being a reliable Premier League forward too.
Toney generated a stunning 10 huge opportunities, contributed five assists, and scored 12 times. Along with that, he averaged 2.7 shots per game during 33 league games, demonstrating that he is not only a talented team player but also a prolific goal scorer.
Toney ranks in the top 15% of his positional peers in the top five European leagues for aerial duels won, along with the current Toffees striker who ranks in the top 5% over the past 12 months. Like Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the Brentford phenomenon enjoys winning the ball high. Toney wins 4.5 aerial duels per game.
Toney would be the ideal substitute and rival for the Everton centre-forward position at Goodison Park given that his goals are essentially the last-minute miracle the Toffees need to avoid what is already shaping up to be another forgettable season.