According to a recent report from The Daily Mirror, a whole host of Premier League sides are interested in striker Edin Dzeko. The 32-year-old currently plays his football at Italian giants and last year’s Champions League semi-finalists Roma having left Manchester City for the Serie A outfit back in 2016, and the striker has since gone from strength to strength in scoring goals for fun in the Italian capital.
Yet reports suggest that the Bosnia and Herzegovina international would be open to a return to the Premier League in the future, thus prompting reported interest from the likes of Cardiff City, Crystal Palace, and Southampton, and these recent revelations should also be of interest to Everton boss Marco Silva as he seeks to finally solve the Toffees’ goal-scoring troubles.
Ultimately, the Merseysiders have seriously struggled in front of goal for the best part of 12 months following Romelu Lukaku’s move to Manchester United back in 2017, what with the likes of Cenk Tosun, Oumar Niasse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and Sandro Ramirez simply not producing the goods on a regular enough basis.
And with those troubles also finding their way into this season’s campaign, what with messrs Tosun and Calvert-Lewin the only two of the aforementioned four to net in the Premier League, it’s plainly obvious that Silva needs to reinforce his strike-force if he wants to take Everton to the next level – Sandro is so far down the pecking order he was shipped out on loan during the summer.
And such has been Dzeko’s brilliant goal-scoring form in Italy, alongside what he produced for City in his time in England, the 32-year-old appears to be the man to solve Silva’s striking headache.
The Bosnian star has scored a mightily impressive 78 goals in just 148 appearances for Roma in the last few years, bagging 39 in only 51 games in the 2016/17 season to help them to second place in Serie A, before adding 24 in all competitions last season to inspire them to the last four of the Champions League.
Thus, there have been fewer strikers in Europe playing as well as Dzeko has done in the last few years, but he significantly has produced the goods in the Premier League as well having netted 50 goals in 130 league games for City earlier in his career, bagging at least 14 in each of his three full seasons at the Etihad Stadium.
And with the strength to bully defenders alongside an aerial presence to cause mayhem in the air, the 32-year-old appears to be exactly who Silva needs leading his Everton line – he has the all round game, but also the goal-scoring instincts.
As such, the Toffees must seek to join the race for the Bosnian star, as doing so would finally solve Silva’s striking headache.
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