According to a recent report from Goal, Alvaro Morata could be set for a move away in the January transfer window. The Spain international currently plays his football at Premier League giants Chelsea and has done so since the summer of 2017, although struggles in front of goal this term has plunged his future at Stamford Bridge into huge doubt.
And reports suggest that La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are eyeing up a move for the £45 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt) in this month’s transfer window, as should Everton manager Marco Silva in a move which would go some way to solving his glaring issue in the Toffees striking ranks.
Ultimately, the Merseysiders spent big during the summer in a bid to bridge the gap to the Premier League’s top teams, but it seems pretty clear that they are lacking the sufficient quality and depth in the final third of the pitch.
Former boss Sam Allardyce sought to address that problem by splashing the cash on Cenk Tosun 12 months ago, only for the Turkey international to struggle to adapt to English football, while the likes of Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have also failed to produce the goods on a regular basis.
In fact, summer signing Richarlison has been utilised in the number nine role recently to underline just how lowly Silva rates his current striking options, which is why the Toffees must seek to raid Chelsea for striker Morata this month in a bid to solve that particular issue.
The 26-year-old may have been widely criticised this term for struggling in front of goal for Maurizio Sarri’s side, but the Spaniard has still managed nine goals in all competitions for the Blues, five of which coming in the Premier League.
And with 11 goals and six assists for the West Londoners in their march to fifth place in the English top-flight last term, it’s clear that Morata has produced the goods during his spell in the Premier League, even if he doesn’t appear to be the man Chelsea need to lead the line under Sarri this time round.
Yet he has all the qualities that could make him a hit at Everton, with the 26-year-old posing a huge threat aerially to thus bring the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison into play from out wide, with both deadly when crossing a ball from open play or a set piece.
And with ability to hold the ball up and bring others into play, as well as a great work-ethic in pressing from the front, Morata represents exactly what Everton are missing in the final third of the pitch.
And that is why the Toffees must seek to raid Chelsea for the 26-year-old, as luring him to Goodison Park would go some way to solving Silva’s glaring issue in the striking department.
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