Everton have been in search of out attacking reinforcements all January to no avail, as they continue to be and not using a single signing regardless of sitting joint-bottom of the desk.
It’s a stance that may frustrate Evertonians, who’ve already seen their frustrations boil over into protests aimed in the direction of a board that has spent over £500m since Farhad Moshiri’s acquisition of the membership.
While rival followers will query the bemoaning followers as they’ve overseen this funding, it’s clear that this cash has been severely squandered, and as such, they boast a taking part in squad which are poised to endure their second relegation battle in as many seasons.
It’s clear what the answer is to keep away from this present one, and but Frank Lampard and Kevin Thelwell proceed to deliberate over offers.
This resulted in going into final week’s sport in opposition to Southampton with none additions, the place they had been overwhelmed by the group propping up the desk. They appear set to repeat this feat in opposition to West Ham United this weekend.
By some rumours although, it’s clear that the scouting group have some concept of the profile wanted at Goodison Park, as links have emerged touting German striker Niclas Fullkrug with a transfer to Merseyside.
Can Fullkrug substitute Lukaku?
The 6 foot 2 titan is a ahead that enjoys utilizing his physicality to bully centre-backs however marries this with a medical nature when the possibilities arrive.
As such, he boasts ten objectives this season within the Bundesliga alongside two assists in simply 14 video games.
His tally within the league continues to be above the combined goalscoring exploits of Demarai Grey, Dwight McNeil, Anthony Gordon and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
His arrival can be a vastly welcome one, particularly after his antics in Qatar which saw him lauded as a “World Cup hero” by The Athletic.
The 29-year-old scored twice in three video games, attaining a 7.17 score regardless of his facet’s early exit from the competitors.
Along with his uncooked energy and proficiency the German attracts hanging similarities with Romelu Lukaku, who was an enormous favorite at Goodison Park for these causes.
The Belgian scored 87 objectives in simply 166 video games for the Toffees, turning into their all-time high scorer within the Premier League too.
He stood at an identical peak of 6 foot 3, however admittedly had a flip of tempo that his potential successor lacks.
In his ultimate season for the Blues earlier than his big-money transfer to Manchester United, he would file a 7.35 common score, successful 3.7 aerials per sport as he scored 25 occasions.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin had offset his absence earlier than his injury woes, however Fullkrug ranks within the high 5% for aerials received compared with different strikers round Europe.
He would, due to this fact, thrive off any form of supply, as he makes use of his immense physique to drive the ball into the web.
Having confirmed his deadly contact too in recent times, he has all of the core attributes to lastly provide a substitute for Lukaku that would steer them to security.