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Luka Jovic is clearly the striker Everton have been crying out for

Luka Jovic is clearly the striker Everton have been crying out for

Everton should begin their search for a top quality striker in the forthcoming January transfer window.

Marco Silva has been unable to rely on Cenk Tosun since replacing Sam Allardyce in the summer. The Turkish international has struggled massively since joining the Toffees last January from Besiktas. Silva has often utilised record signing Richarlison in a central role, but the Brazilian looks far more dangerous on his favoured left wing.

The Blues made plenty of astute purchases in the summer transfer window and will be hoping for similar success in January. Signing a top class forward will be top of Marcel Brands to-do-list. Bolstering Everton’s firepower could be crucial to securing European football at Goodison Park next season.

One man who should be on his list of targets is Frankfurt forward – Luka Jovic. Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, the forward moved to the Bundesliga on loan in the summer and has been an instant hit in Germany. Jovic has set the league alight, netting an incredible 12 goals in 15 Bundesliga appearances. The forward has also been in fine form in the Europa League, finding the back of the net five times in just six showings.

His incredible performances during his temporary spell will definitely increase interest in his signature when the January transfer window opens. Jovic is a powerful forward who would have no issues adapting to the physicality of England and would slot seamlessly into Silva’s 4-2-3-1 system on Merseyside. Still only 20-years-old, the Serbia international is still developing and improving – he would flourish under Silva’s leadership.

Benfica would demand a pretty penny to secure his services, but this is a statement signing that the Toffees should make if they are serious about qualifying for Europe.

Everton fans, thoughts?

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