Everton rounded off their impressive campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win at Hull City on Sunday.
Romelu Lukaku bagged his 15th goal of the season for the Toffees on what looks all but certain to be his final appearance for the club.
Roberto Martinez’s decision to bring in the striker on deadline day on a season-long loan from Chelsea has proved to be one of the best pieces of business by any club over the course of the season.
Lukaku now however looks set to return to Chelsea, with the West London club having still not made it clear whether they will look to keep him or try and recoup £24 million on his sale to fund a move for a new striker.
Everton do not have the financial power to secure his signing on a permanent basis surely, meaning Martinez must now look for an affordable striker capable of plugging the 15 goal gap Lukaku has left for next season.
With the Toffees having narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification this time around, Martinez will have to be as shrewd as he was last season in the summer transfer market if he is to go one better next season.
Here we have identified five possible replacements for the Belgian striker.
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