Everton are interested in SL Benfica and Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic, according to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo (via Sport Witness).
Seferovic enjoyed a fine 2020/21 season, directly contributing to 29 Liga NOS goals (22 goals, seven assists) in only 24 starts.
He finished as the second top-scorer in the division behind Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Goncalves (23 goals).
Seferovic has gone on to find the net three times at the European Championships, netting a double as the Swiss stunned world champions France in the Round of 16.
Everton may be about to bolster their striking ranks this summer after 29 year-old Josh King left the club at the end of his short-term deal.
The report states that Everton have ‘collected references’ about Seferovic and may yet make a formal offer for the 29-year-old.
But they could face Premier League competition for his signature from Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.
Seferovic, who has three years left on his Benfica contract, will apparently cost in the region of €25million (£21.4million).
Seferovic struggled initially at the European Championships before coming alive and underlining his ability to the watching world. He found the kind of form he’d been displaying domestically, and it was pretty devastating.
Everton do need a player who can provide cover and competition for Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer transfer window, and perhaps a seasoned goalscorer is the way to go.
The problem is the price tag. Everton probably shouldn’t be splashing that kind of money on someone who’ll be playing second fiddle. There are more sensible deals out there for younger players with more room to grow.
In other news, the manager of this Everton target expects him to leave.
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