Everton have just one win from their opening four fixtures in the Premier League.
A massive overhaul was needed at Goodison Park in the summer and the Toffees replaced Sam Allardyce with Marco Silva in the dugout. The Portuguese added a host of players to his squad during the transfer window, aiming to put Everton in European contention. Despite the excellent form of Richarlison, the Toffees have only managed one win so far this season.
Everton have drawn three out of their four fixtures and are lacking the killer instinct needed to turn one point into three. Despite his impressive form, Cenk Tosun has not scored in five matches for the Blues which will be concerning for Silva heading into the international break. If goals continue to elude him, the former Watford boss should target another forward in January.
The perfect signing would be Fiorentina striker – Giovanni Simeone. Valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt, the son of Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, joined his current side last summer from Genoa. He enjoyed a superb debut season at the club, leading the scoring charts with 14 goals in the Serie A. Simeone made a goalscoring start to the new campaign as well as picking up an assist in the 6-1 demolition of Udinese; his form has not gone unnoticed with the forward earning a call-up to the Argentina national team.
The 23-year-old is a traditional number nine that would slot seamlessly into the Everton attack. Simeone has excellent positioning and movement in the box making him a nightmare for defenders to mark. He remains a raw talent, but he would thrive alongside Richarlison and Theo Walcott in the Everton front line.
Granted, he’d have a long way to go if he’s to eclipse his father’s name, though scoring goals in the Premier League at a club like Everton would be exactly the way to do that.
Fiorentina will want a huge fee for his services, but Everton would cement their European ambitions by getting this deal over the line.
Everton fans, thoughts?