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Signing £34.2m-rated pair would turn Everton into a genuine force

The Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern endured a wonderful summer, though few would doubt the fact it ended with a rather sour taste. 

Indeed, while the Toffees in the Tavern were delighted to see the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Rooney and Jordan Pickford arrive, many feel as if Ronald Koeman is still without a top class striker and a truly exciting winger.

If Steve Walsh had managed to hand the Dutch coach both types of players, there’s a real chance they could realistically challenge the top six, powerful as they are.

With that in mind, there’s a growing school of thought amongst our bar-stool experts that Walsh should look to eradicate both absences by going after two big name Premier League players in January.

Former Liverpool striker Christian Benteke would be a wonderful addition to Koeman’s cause. The Belgian may have endured a relatively difficult time of things at Anfield, though would be a natural successor to recently departed compatriot Romelu Lukaku at Goodison Park.

The likes of Sigurdsson, Rooney, Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaassen feeding off the big striker would certainly have a transformative effect on Everton’s current front line, one that can look rather toothless when at their worst.

Rated at £25.2m on Transfermarkt, Benteke may be inclined to leave Crystal Palace should their malaise continue into the New Year and has previously been touted as a potential Toffees target.

Meanwhile, on the winger front, Walsh should look over to his former employers.

Leicester City winger Demarari Gray has previously been reported to be unhappy in the East Midlands and really would give Koeman a whole new dimension in wide areas.

With money to spend and probably Ross Barkley to replace, the £9m-rated England U21 star would be a huge signing.

Land them both and Everton can really start dreaming.

Thoughts?


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