The Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern are wondering who will arrive in the January transfer window to ease their woes in front of goal.
Their form has picked up since Sam Allardyce’s arrival and relegation seems a distant concern now but the lack of an out and out goal scorer is still troubling the Toffees. Romelu Lukaku was sold to Manchester United in the summer and they have failed to replace him.
Wayne Rooney is leading the way with 11 goals and other players such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin (6), Oumar Niasse (6) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (3) have chipped in. But that replacement for Lukaku is still missing at Goodison Park.
Sandro Ramirez has failed to adapt to English football just yet and he has only found the net once in a blue shirt since his summer switch to Merseyside. There have been transfer rumours linking Everton with the likes of Cenk Tosun, Christian Benteke and Olivier Giroud this January and each of those would be a welcome addition.
But there is another solution Everton could turn to. Bringing Henry Onyekuru back from his loan would boost their attacking options.
Onyekuru is able to play as a central striker or as a winger, making him an ideal versatile candidate to slot into Everton’s system. After joining last summer, he was loaned out to Anderlecht where he has continued to impress this term.
In just 19 games, the 20-year-old has struck 9 goals for the Belgian outfit, ranking him as the third top scorer in his division. While it would be a step up to play Premier League football, his youth, pace and eye for goal would add a different dimension to Sam Allardyce’s options.
It is worth exploring the possibility of cutting his loan deal short and fast tracking the youngster into the Everton first team set-up.
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