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Forget Poulsen: Everton should target £54m-rated World Cup flop instead

Most speculation surrounding incomings at Goodison Park this summer have been about left-backs. Everton have been linked with the likes of Kieran Tierney, Marvin Plattenhardt and Wendell as Marco Silva looks for a long-term successor to Leighton Baines. However, the Toffees could now bet set to move for a striker with RB Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen being lined up, according to CalcioMercato.

The Breakdown

Everton are expected to make a host of changes to their squad as they look to close the gap between themselves and the Premier League elite before eventually achieving Champions League qualification.

A lot of talk has been around Silva and Director of Football Marcel Brands making drastic changes to the defensive side of the squad, but changes up front could also be made.

An injury to January signing Cenk Tosun, could really set the Toffees back, although it’s hard to see how Yussuf Poulsen could be a sufficient enough alternative.

Instead, Everton should look towards the 24-year-old’s £54m-rated (via Transfermarkt) team-mate Timo Werner.

Werner is one of the most promising strikers in the Bundesliga and arguably has the potential to be a world-class No.9 one day. The Germany international was in good form last season, but was even more impressive in Leipzig’s 2016/17 campaign where he scored 21 goals in 31 league appearances.

Werner’s goalscoring exploits has since seen him linked with a move to Everton’s rivals Liverpool (via Bild), although interest from the 2018 Champions League finalists has yet to materialise into anything.

With the financial backing of Farhad Moshiri, Everton now have the funds to buy players of Werner’s quality and need to if they’re to break into the top four.

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