Everton have asserted themselves back in the race for seventh spot in the Premier League but just imagine where they could strive to finish with a clinical striker in their squad…
Ever since Romelu Lukaku left, there has been the underlying issue for Everton that is still yet to be fixed.
With no out and out forward being good enough, the pressure has since been put on new signing Richarlison and midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson to provide the goals but imagine the damage they could both to with a top forward to feed into.
The Toffees genuinely have the makings of a top side but one final component is missing and that’s a top striker. With someone in their squad like Espanyol’s Borja Iglesias – who was linked with a move to Merseyside by El Desmarque last month – then Everton can really believe they will obtain a European spot at the very least once again.
Iglesias, (who is valued at £18 million on Transfermarkt) fits the description of being a reliable frontman that Everton could turn to so reigniting their interest in him won’t be a surprising move from Marcel Brands.
With 15 goals for Espanyol across two competitions this season, Iglesias finds the back of the net at a far better rate than the current options available to Marco Silva.
The 26-year-old is reaching his best potential and with strength in abundance, joined with clinical finishing as well as intelligence to hold up play or get team-mates involved, he is exactly what Everton need.
He is different to the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun because he actually scores goals on a consistent basis and he will trouble the goalkeeper with almost all of his efforts. Indeed, he really has made the pair of them look like schoolboys this season with his finishing ability, and they could certainly learn a thing or two from him.
If a higher placed finish is really what Everton are after, then they shouldn’t hesitate in signing Borja Iglesias. Surely he can’t be much worse than some of the current options, right? Having him to act as the finisher at the point of attack in a team with a lot of good passers could be transformative for the Toffees.
Everton fans, would you like to see him arrive? If not, why not? Join the discussion and let us know down below!