Everton chasing a new striker should come as no surprise after a season where the Toffees have lacked any notable cutting edge up front – Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin hardly the most prolific of strikers.
Reputable outlet Football Insider claim that the Goodison Park outfit are hot on the heels for Birmingham City’s red hot 22-year-old hitman Che Adams, who netted his 22nd goal of the season with his winner over Leeds United on Saturday.
It is stated that the Blues ace is much wanted by a number of clubs after his sensational season, the likes of Southampton and Burnley said to have had bids rejected in the summer and with their lack of firepower, it should come as no shock to hear that Everton are among those in the hunt.
IS HE SPECIAL?
You need only look at his record this season to see the youngster is destined for bigger and brighter things than the Championship. An absolute goal machine, he has scored at a rate of over a goal every two games – not bad for a man who had only scored 12 in his last two seasons. Adams is a versatile striker who scores goals in a variety of ways, using a multitude of his power, pace and positioning to stick the ball into the back of the net. He looks well suited for the Premier League and it seems a matter of when, not if, he gets his move to the top flight. Perhaps clubs might look at his previous record and question whether he is a one-season wonder but you have to assume that under the right manager he would thrive among England’s elite.
Where will he fit in at Everton?
Simply put, Adams would replace Cenk Tosun at Goodison Park, the Turkish striker looking like a £60,000-a-week [Spotrac] waste of space right now. The 27-year-old has sank like a lead balloon on Merseyside and it is a miracle he keeps getting picked for the squad by Marco Silva. The only reason he does play is because of a lack of options and were Adams to arrive, you imagine that would be game over for the former Besiktas man. Adams ticks so many more boxes – not least the ability to stick the ball in the back of the net – and so would be the ideal replacement.
Despite being born and raised in England, Adams is eligible to play for the Scottish national side and has had enquiries about playing for the Tartan Army.