Everton are in the midst of an injury crisis, which may help explain the dreadful result at home to West Ham United yesterday.
The Toffees have won just one of their opening five fixtures under Marco Silva, but there are plenty of positives to take from the Portuguese’s reign already. The Blues are definitely playing a more attractive style of football, a far cry from the play Everton fans had to endure under Sam Allardyce. Record signing Richarlison has also made an explosive start to life on Merseyside, despite initially raised eyebrows via vie his addition.
Everton were without the Brazilian for the visit from the Hammers after the ex-Watford forward was dismissed for violent conduct against Bournemouth. Silva’s squad was further depleted following the international break with several players forced out with injuries. Seamus Coleman is the latest player to be ruled out with Theo Walcott and Dominic Calvert-Lewin also struggling for fitness.
When the January transfer window reopens, Everton would be wise to bolster their attacking options again. The ideal signing would be Valencia forward – Rodrigo. Valued at £45m by Transfermarkt, the Spaniard has emerged as one of the top strikers in La Liga following a sensational season for Los Che.
The former Real Madrid man netted 19 goals in all competitions last season to earn a starting role in Spain’s World Cup squad. Rodrigo also registered seven assists for his team-mates in La Liga highlighting the threat he poses in the forward line. The 27-year-old is approaching the prime of his career and now is the perfect time to move to the Premier League.
Rodrigo can play as the central striker or on the right wing which makes him perfect for Silva’s 4-2-3-1 system. His arrival could bring the best out of Cenk Tosun who hasn’t found the back of the net for five consecutive games. Rodrigo could slot in as a strike partner or a winger in the Toffees starting eleven.
The Spaniard has already scored in the new campaign and Everton would make a real statement of intent if they brought him to Goodison Park.
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