Everton are reportedly closing in on the signing of Rennes striker Serhou Guirassy, with a move to Goodison Park potentially being struck in the coming days.
The Lowdown: Guirassy linked with Everton move
The Blues were beaten 2-1 away to Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime, with Frank Lampard’s side losing their two opening Premier League fixtures of the season.
A lack of attacking quality was noticeable at Villa Park and a new striker is a must this summer, in order for Everton to pull clear of a relegation battle.
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The 26-year-old’s current deal expires in 2025, so a big bid would likely be required to prise him away.
The Verdict: Much-needed attacking quality
The defeat to Villa exemplified Everton’s struggles in front of goal, with Anthony Gordon leading the line but not necessarily a natural striker.
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Guirassy is someone who would come in and provide much-needed firepower, with his aforementioned goalscoring record highlighting his class, as well as winning three caps for Guinea.
The six-foot-two colossus is someone who can give Lampard both quality and depth and his ability to play both centrally out wide is an added bonus.
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