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Introducing: Michy Batshuayi as Everton’s huge transfer blunder

Introducing: Michy Batshuayi as Everton’s huge transfer blunder

In Everton’s last few fixtures, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been fantastic even when has has failed to find the back of the net.

His recent display against Liverpool, in particular, was impressive with the 21-year-old’s link-up play causing Jurgen Klopp’s men a few problems early on in the game.

With all of that being said, the Toffees still look like they are in need of a new No.9 as Cenk Tosun continues to misfire, yet they passed up a golden opportunity to sign one in January after they stood by and watched Crystal Palace swoop in for Michy Batshuayi.

Despite having strong interest in Batshuayi (Sky Sports), nothing ever materialised, allowing him to move to Selhurst Park where he is now thriving.

The Belgian took his goal superbly in Crystal Palace’s recent 3-1 win over Burnley, while he also showed real poacher instincts with his finish against Leicester City prior.

Ultimately, that ability in front of goal is what Everton need if they are to reach that next level and become a team capable of competing for a Champions League qualification spot.

With Batshuayi only at Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season, the window to sign the 25-year-old could still be there for Everton.

However, given the lack of goals from Marco Silva’s current centre-forwards and Richarlison’s dip in form, it is hard to understand why the Merseyside club did not make more of an effort to sign Batshuayi in the last transfer window.

The former Marseille striker could have been the man to fire the Toffees up the table and give him a much better chance of qualifying for the Europa League.

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