The summer transfer window may have only closed a few weeks ago, but for Everton, January simply cannot come soon enough. It’s been a terrible start to the season for the Toffees, and whilst Marco Silva is clearly in a transitional period, it’s also evident that the Portuguese can only do so much.
Despite spending big over the summer, it’s clear that there are still more than a few gaps in the squad when it comes to quality. In particular, Everton’s attack is lacking firepower, and so the club simply must be considering a few fiery additions come January.
Fortunately, there is no shortage of that sort of talent across Europe, meaning that with a little effort and a big wallet, the Toffees could find the solution that they so desperately need.
With that said, Silva would be wise to target at least 1 of the following two players…
Attacking depth is important, and bringing someone like Danny Welbeck in would be a good option.
Whilst the Englishman doesn’t have the best goalscoring record over the last few years, he does have a tendency to pop up with important goals, and it’s tough to judge him on the bit-part role that he’s played at Arsenal.
He’s a player with bags of experience, and at 27-years-old, he’s only just entering the prime of his career.
Not to mention, his versatility would allow him to fill in across the attack, meaning that he could fill in as a forward or as more of a winger. Though perhaps not the most exciting signing in the world, he would certainly do a job.
What Everton need more than anything, though, is a lethal forward, and they could be able to find just that in Iago Aspas. The Spaniard has come on leaps and bounds since his time at Liverpool, and he’s now emerged as one of La Liga’s most lethal attackers.
He bagged 22 league goals last season, and he’s already followed that up with 4 more this term.
Though not physical or particularly aerially dominant, Aspas is at his best when the ball is at his feet, and given Marco Silva’s attention to pass-and-move style gameplay, the Spaniard would fit right in.
He’s got years of experience behind him and he’d offer Everton a certified goalscorer beyond Cenk Tosun.